May 4, 2016

To: All Members of Local 867


Message to the Members:

Re: Fort McMurray disaster

From:  Alex Forrest, President UFFW


Attention all Firefighters-We have had numerous requests and enquiries by our members to go out to assist our Fort McMurray brothers and sisters but please do not self-deploy.  We have been in contact with The Firefighters there and if they need assistance they will request and then we will manage the request accordingly.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the residents there and all Emergency workers.


Alex Forrest

Captain, Winnipeg Fire Department

President, United Firefighters of Winnipeg

International Association of Firefighters

Canadian Trustee



Canadian Burn Survivors Conference Agenda

April 29, 2016

To: All Members of Local 867


We are pleased to invite all firefighters to attend the next Canadian Burn Survivors Conference, which will be held from June 15 to 18, 2016, at the Delta Hotel in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba.   Our theme is Building a Supportive Community and we expect up to 175 burn survivors, family members, health care professionals and firefighters from across the country to participate.  The conference starts with an opening evening reception on June 15, and the next 3 days will be filled with keynote presentations, panel discussions, medical/health care professional sessions and sharing circles.

One of our keynote speakers is Tyler Pelke.  At the age of 14, Tylers friend was murdered while he was viscously attacked, set on fire and left to die. Tyler survived, but was left with physical and physiological scars and refusing to let an event or circumstance define him, he pressed on to understand his purpose in life.  Despite 3rd degree burn injuries to 25% of his body Tyler went on to pursue a career as a firefighter and has risen within the ranks of the Canadian fire service – working today as Assistant Deputy Fire Chief within a major metropolitan department.

Tyler is speaking on Friday June 17 at 9:00 a.m. and all firefighters are welcome and encouraged to attend this session for free.  If you would like to register for a part or for the rest of the conference, please contact Barbara-Anne Hodge at or visit our website at








SHORT NOTICE – Day of Mourning Service

April 27, 2016

To: All Members of Local 867


Extremely Short Notice!


Tomorrow, Thursday April 28 at 8:45 AM There will be a Day of Mourning Service held in the courtyard at City Hall.

This service, which is scheduled to last for 40  minutes, honours public employees who have passed away.

Jack Nicol is the only Winnipeg firefighter that will be honoured along with other civic employees.

After the service, refreshments will follow in the City Hall.


There will be a limited number of the Honour Guard in attendance.

All Active firefighters are requested to come in uniform.

Volunteers Needed At St. Vital Center

April 21, 2016

To: All Members of Local 867


Volunteers Needed

“The Burn Fund is looking for volunteers to help setup tables for the Children’s Hospital Book sale. If you can help please be at St Vital Center (food court area) Sunday April 24, 2016 at 0800.

The take down of tables will happen on Saturday April 30, 2016 at 1700.

Your help at one or both days is greatly appreciated. If you can, please confirm your attendance by calling or texting   TJ at 204.799.7227”


Passing of Mercil Solomon

April 18, 2016

To: All Members of Local 867