“Hero” Fireman Returns to Work
It was a special day for Joslyn Prince on the morning of Tuesday October 1st, as he was welcomed back to work as a fireman, during a special ceremony organized by the Fire Station’s Management and staff.
Prince was the lone survivor in the tragic vehicular accident, that claimed the lives of national football coach Kirt Hector and national footballer Norran Jno Hope, during the early hours of Friday April 19th 2013 in Pond Case.
Chief Fire Officer, Josiah Dupuis stated, this day is important, as Fireman Prince life was saved during the accident, making it possible for him to return to work.
Dupuis added, he will work with Prince, to ensure he makes a gradual transition to his regular duties as a fireman.
Prince who was presented with a plaque for his heroism during the accident says, it was only through God’s grace that he is alive today.
Prince said, during his recovery when he gained some strength he was happy that his condition was improving so he could soon return to work.
He added his love for football will not die and he will return to the field playing the sport he loves so much.
Lead Fireman, Wayne Letang advised the officers, that firefighting is not a job but a way of life and Prince’s return to active duty brings joy to all firemen.
A special thank you goes out to the individuals who first met Prince at the site of the accident and those who transported him to the hospital, in addition to the medical staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital, particularly the staff of the Intensive Care Unit.
Chief Fire Officer says, there are many lessons to be learnt following the incident Joslyn was involved in, as it is a reminder on how fragile life is and the importance of loving and appreciating each other.