Your blog came to my attention and I'd like to be able to track down the paramedic so we can pass along your tkind words.
If you can provide the street the incident occurred ,closest cross street (if possible) and an approximate time we can search for who was there in our mapping software.
Glad to hear everyone was okay afterwards.
Commander, Special Operations
Ottawa Paramedic Service
We are getting closer to identifying the hero. More info from my son-in-law:
Some things not included in public reports from Ottawa - like what they did for kids in my daycare this week.
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Bless their souls
There are heroes and there are silent heroes.
My granddaughter is cared for by a wonderful caregiver. Shannie participates in all sorts of day care group activities. With a degree in ECE, I know what to look for in a caregiver. She keeps the kiddies busy with various activities. She sends the kids home with precious crafts. She is called 'the good mom', although my daughter, Caitlin, is an incredible mom. Both of these ladies have the patience of Job, caring for the social and emotional needs of these precious children.
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We are trying to contact the paramedic, but Shannie was in such a state she forgot to get his name.
I emailed the Paramedic Association in Ottawa. I hope to find him. We all owe him. A precious little 3-year old, who just celebrated her birthday, has an angel who guards her.
My husband's take on this:
All of a sudden a dump truck was coming straight for her.
A paramedic was also on the road.
The paramedic placed their vehicle between the dump truck and the car filled with little children,
our grandchild included.
Imagine, placed their vehicle between a truck and a car of children.
Fortunately, the dump truck was able to stop before a collision occurred.
The paramedic then drove behind the day care provider back to her place.
This all turned out well, and for that we are grateful.
When Caitlin told us this, I was overwhelmed at the courage of an individual to put themselves in
harms way for strangers.
It reminded me, of another incident.
One day, we had a real fire on the bottom floor .
I was the one to see the smoke, and went around yelling at people that the alarms were not a drill,
and to get out. Then I realized that one of my employees was too pregnant to go down 62 flights of stairs.
I stayed with her for a while, until she convinced me to go down, because the firefighters were coming
up and they would look after her, and I would just add to the problem.
They did, and she and the baby were both fine.
The baby is now the Prime Minister of Canada's niece.
But I never forgot, the fire fighters, coming into and up a burning building.
This is what the NYC fire fighters did when they went up the stairs of the burning towers.
It is just that this happened in our little world, and that makes it very real.
Imagine, in those few seconds, deciding to place your vehicle between a large truck and a car filled with strangers.
In a world a news of greed, stupidity, and violence, this is, well, I'm not sure what it is but what I know is that courage and selflessness are in fact real, and that we are all a little raised up, by that fact.