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Winnipeg holds conference on preparing for emergencies like Humboldt bus crash
The memorial at the site of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is shown on Aug. 21, 2018 (Angelina Irinici / CTV Saskatoon)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:50AM CST
WINNIPEG - The manager for the City of Humboldt says community officials everywhere need to be trained in how to deal with trauma and mental-health needs following a disaster.
Joe Day only had limited training in how to respond to an emergency when he was called last spring following a fatal crash that would shape his city in central Saskatchewan.
A semi-trailer and a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team collided as the team was on its way to a playoff game.
Sixteen people died and 13 were injured.
Day and Humboldt fire Chief Mike Kwasnica are sharing what they learned from the collision at a disaster management conference in Winnipeg.
He says no one knew at the time how bad the crash was and people started trying to figure out what they'd have to do.