Last week a member of the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs from northern Ontario, Chief Patrick Bourguignon of the Schreiber Fire Department, was struck by a vehicle and killed while returning to his hotel after the conference. There was a power outage in the area at the time of this incident.
Chief Bourguignon was a husband, father and grandfather. He served as a volunteer firefighter for 34 years, and was Schreiber’s Fire Chief since 2009.
A reminder as so many Firefighters and their families ride bikes (both motorcycle and bicycles) to use extreme caution as the nice weather appears to be here to stay. Each year we read about tragic incidents like this-Firefighters and family members struck due to no fault of their own.
On Saturday the Fire Chief of the Fabius-Park Township FD in Michigan was badly injured and his wife killed when they were struck from behind on their motorcycles.
Chief Mike Frye is listed in critical condition after he was airlifted to the Intensive Care Unit at Bronson Methodist in Kalamazoo. His wife, Patricia was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police report the couple stopped at the red traffic light on their separate motorcycles, but investigators say the female driver in a minivan behind them did not, and crashed into the couple. Charges may be filed for the at fault driver.
Our condolences to the family and friends of the Bourguignon and Frye families and all those affected by these losses. Rest In Peace.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.
The Secret List 5/7/2018 1300 Hours