Bruce Surgeoner Retirement

May 11, 2017

‬‪Huge turnout at Tavern United Canada in honour of Brother Bruce Surgeoner Reg#1319 as he retires after nearly 30 years of dedicated service with the Winnipeg Fire Department.

Congratulations, and all the best on your new platoon!

Pictured below is Brother Bruce Surgeoner with UFFW executive Rob Campbell.

Self regulation consultant’s report released

May 10, 2017

Reg Toews today released his eagerly-awaited consultant report on the implementation of paramedic self-regulation.

After many productive exchanges with Mr. Toews, we are happy to see that most of our concerns have been addressed in his report.

We look forward to having representation on this board in recognition of the province’s nearly 700 licensed firefighter-paramedics. These responders work in Winnipeg, Brandon and Thompson, and are involved in 80% of the total calls in those cities.

We would like to hilight to our members we were recently successful in negotiating with the City of Winnipeg coverage for all costs created by this new self-regulation college.

All other paramedics or EMRs in the province will be responsible to pay these costs on their own, but we hope our agreement can assist others in the future.

To read the full report, follow the link below and click on the PDF.


Firefit Championship Needs Volunteers!

May 10, 2017

The Winnipeg Firefit Championship committee is looking for volunteers to help reset the course at the Winnipeg Firefit Race June 17-18 at Red River Ex Park.
If you’re interested call or text Tim Pinette @ 204-447-7005 or email

Tom Best & Bob Miles retirement

May 1, 2017

Last Friday, a retirement celebration took place for brothers Tom Best and Bob Miles.
We wish them both the best as they accept their transfers to 5 platoon.

Workers’ day of mourning

April 28, 2017

We were honoured to speak at this morning’s Day of Mourning ceremony in remembrance of all workers killed and injured in the course of their employment.