Angus And Bisson Offer Condolences Over Helicopter Crash
May 31st, 2013 - 6:02pm
Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson says he was deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of four ORNGE crew members in a helicopter crash outside Moosonee.
“This news has shocked us all. We sometimes take for granted the work these people do each day because they do it so well and effortlessly. We are thinking of their families and colleagues at this tragic time.”
Charlie Angus says these are front-line emergency personnel who travel to remote areas on a regular basis.
“These four people represent the dedicated crews who put their lives on the line to service the north. They work in isolated areas during not-so-perfect conditions to bring patients to and from health facilities. We will be praying for them and their families.”
Bisson says travelling up north to these communities is never easy. “In the north, we are very spread out. And to provide critical services can sometimes present challenges. These challenges are tackled head on each day by our first responders. They are truly heroes.”
Angus would like everyone to take a moment and appreciate the work of emergency personnel. “We often take our front line workers for granted because we always know they are there for us. A tragedy like this puts their dedication to their jobs into perspective.”