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Fund for injured firefighter draws criticism

Feb. 18, 2008
Talk about a burning issue. A firefighter in Windsor, Ont., was injured when the apparatus he was driving went out of control – apparently on a rain-slicked road – almost a year ago, on March 2, 2007.


February 18, 2008 
By Carey Fredericks

The firefighter, George Copeland, remains in a wheelchair. Three other firefighters were injured but have returned to work. 

On Friday, the Windsor Professional Firefighters Association announced at a news conference the Build for George fundraising campaign for a fully accessible home for Copeland and his family. 

The reaction – from both firefighters and readers of the Windsor Star – was swift, sometimes supportive and sometimes incredibly bitter and accusatory.

Have a look at the Star website and scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the comments.


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