Jerseys for Humboldt – April 12th
Members of the London Professional Fire Fighters Association will be wearing a jersey Thursday April 12th as a sign of support for those impacted by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. The “Jerseys for Humboldt” campaign was initiated by a group of hockey moms in Langley, B.C., as a way to let the victims’ families know that there is a whole community behind them.
Our fire fighters and support staff are encouraged to take a photo of themselves in their jersey and post it on social media with the hashtag #jerseysforhumboldt #LFDSupportsHumboldt #LdnOnt. Hockey Jerseys will be worn in fire stations and in the workplace, but our fire fighters and support staff will be wearing our normal uniforms and safety equipment while on emergency calls and conducting any official Fire Department business.
Thank you to London Fire Department Management and the City of London for your support as we join our community in this fitting Canadian tribute as every day we still have 100’s of buses traveling across our country full of the brightest stars of our future attending their next away game. We not only lost hockey players in this tragic crash this week, but we also lost future teachers, first responders, engineers and endless possibilities of leaders in our community that these young men would have grown to be.
Donations are still being accepted to a GoFundMe Page, created by a Humboldt resident. Monies raised will go directly to the families affected, to assist with any expenses incurred. On Sunday night, City Hall, the J Allyn Taylor building and Walter J. Blackburn Memorial Fountain were lit with green in recognition of the tragedy. This symbol of London’s support will continue until Friday.