Todd Goldhawk Retirement Stag

January 24, 2018

It was a packed house at Underdogs tonight for retiring captain Todd Goldhawk’s (reg# 1278) transfer to 5 Platoon. Brother Goldhawk retires as a Captain with the WFD having served nearly 34 years.

We wish him a long and healthy retirement!

Alex To Speak At FF Cancer Summit

January 22, 2018

Alex Forrest On the heels of the great Alberta Fire Fighters Association announcement of presumptive cancer legislation expansion, I have had the honour of being asked to speak at this IAFF Firefighter Cancer Summit.

I will be speaking about the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and Presumptive Cancer Legislation.

Manitoba was the first Province in Canada to have the Provincial WCB recognize the link between occupational cancer and firefighting.

This Legislation then spread across Canada & Australia and is currently being considered in Europe.

This is something every UFFW member should be proud of.

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Female Reproductive Cancers Now Covered In Alberta

January 21, 2018

Alex Forrest: Women are proud members of the Fire service and with that they suffer increased reproductive cancer rates and all provinces need to acknowledge this by expanding provincial firefighter presumptive cancer coverage.

I and the uffw have dedicated decades to ensuring occupational cancer and it’s connection to firefighting is acknowledged.

As always the IAFF Canada – AIP is fighting for this protection – Great Work Alberta Fire Fighters Association with your success!

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Ontario Firefighter Paramedic Discussion

January 21, 2018

This video showcases a moderated discussion between the president of the Ontario’s Fire Fighters association and the CUPE Ontario ambulance chair about the future of integrated EMS in Ontario.
(Video starts at 10:00)

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Little / Goold Stag Recap

January 18, 2018

Packed house at last night’s retirement function for Brothers Kevin Little Reg#1358 and Alec Goold Reg#1386.
Both retire as captains in the WFD with nearly sixty years of combined dedicated service to the citizens of Winnipeg.
We wish them both long, healthy and happy retirements!