‘It was a slap in the face’: First responders recall horror of Humboldt crash on anniversary

Warning: This story contains details that may disturb some readers. Discretion is advised.Two first responders on the scene of the Humboldt crash that killed 16 spoke to Calgary Today host Joe McFarlane on 770 CHQR about their experiences of the day one year ago.READ MORE: Humboldt marks one year since Broncos tragedy“These memories, I don’t think they will go away any time soon,” Nipawin Fire Chief Brian Starkell said. “I’ve no doubt that it was the longest night of my life.”Starkell was the on-scene fire chief at the time of the crash that happened at a rural highway intersection in Saskatchewan.A memorial marking one year since the tragedy was held at Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, Sask., Saturday evening, and included one minute of silence at 4:50 p.m., the exact time of the crash.LISTEN: “We remember every detail” – On-scene fire chief looks back at Broncos bus crash