Orion firefighters help a brother in need

Last weekend, a hearty group of Orion firefighters showed up to build their “brother” a wheelchair ramp.

My husband, Charlie Harkins, a retired Orion firefighter and EMT of 35 years, recently suffered a stroke. We don’t know yet how long his recovery will take, but in the meantime, he now has a safe way to enter and exit our home.

I want to thank former fire Chief Bob Smith for orchestrating this building event, and to all those great guys who gave up a beautiful sunny Sunday morning to assist their friend.

Charlie and I are eternally grateful. You all are heroes in my book.


Mary Harkins

Lake Orion