Monday, September 2, 2013

Quiet Sunday

Not even an hour into my shift and right around the corner from where I was sitting, a young boy was shot and killed on Weston Rd. 

Then it was off to Markham for a huge house fire. A man was trapped in the basement for over 30 minutes while the rest of the house was a raging inferno. Unbelievably he was on the phone with his family outside at the time. Fire crews, working through a language barrier (Chinese), eventually were able to rescue the man out of the basement. 

Many people in Markham speak very little English. It is the home to many Chinese immigrants. I'm sure this guy will be wanting to learn the basics. At least how to say "I'm trapped inside this burning building."  

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