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Sirens and lights blare: Firefighters make Kamloops boy's stay-at-home birthday a special one

Image Credit: TWITTER/Danna Bach
April 05, 2020 - 6:30 PM

With sirens and lights blazing, firefighters wished Cooper Bach a happy eighth birthday this morning with a small convoy of fire trucks.

His mother, Danna Bach, said she has a friend who works at Kamloops Fire Rescue but the greeting this morning came as a complete surprise.

“He was stunned speechless, he thought I had put them up to it,” she said. “The firefighters were waving at him… and all the neighbours came out at the end of their driveways.”

“We were all still in our pyjamas.”

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Two large fire trucks had their bells and sirens blaring as they drove past their home. Firefighters greeted Cooper from their vehicles with “happy birthdays.”

“It’s tough for kids (during the pandemic) so this definitely brought a smile to our face today,” she said, adding they live a block away from the fire hall.

“To have first responders go out of their way to brighten up someone’s day at a time like this, it just made me appreciate them even more.”

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Fire department acting platoon captain Shawn Davidson said the timing was perfect for crews to drive by as they were on their way back to the hall.

While they can’t do this for every birthday, the greeting was a way to show their appreciation to everyone that is keeping up the good social distancing efforts, he said.


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