Ed Wiebe To Model Memorial Silhouette

May 1, 2018

What a great day for all Firefighters as we do the photo shoot for the image the Manitoba Fallen Firefighter Memorial.

The model for this memorial image is Winnipeg Firefighter Ed Wiebe.

Ed was badly burned in the Gabrielle Roy Tragedy where we lost Fire Captains Harold Lessard and Tom Nichols.

Brother Wiebe is doing this in the memory of our two fallen Captains and all Firefighters injured. RIP Brothers/Never forgotten.
IAFF Canada – AIP

Unprecedented Wildland Fires This Week

April 30, 2018

Over the last several days our fire & wildland crews have been responding to many blazes around the city.

On Sunday alone among the three wildland fires across the city, the one on Dugald was elevated to a level 4 response involving over 30 machines.

(Not seen since the Assiniboine forrest fire 10(?) years ago)




International Day Of Mourning

April 28, 2018

Today, April 28th,  is the International Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured in the line of Duty.

This is a day to remember the 98 firefighters in Manitoba including 81 in Wpg who have died in the Line of Duty in addition to the dozens who have been injured throughout the year.

This issue is why the executive of the United Firefighters Of Winnipeg and I are so aggressive in supporting our members with WCB, occupational cancer claims, PTSD support, proper protective clothing, equipment, operational procedures and safety standards of staffing.

We want to ensure the number of names on this memorial does not increase.

We make no apologies for protecting the great men and women of the fire service in Manitoba and we do this as a living memorial to our Fallen Brothers and Sisters.


Sod Turning For MB Fallen Firefighter Memorial

April 27, 2018

After fifteen years of planing, we were proud today to break ground on our Fallen Firefighter Memorial.
Over one hundred of our members and family were on site for this important moment.
IAFF Canada – AIP


Day Of Mourning At City Hall

April 27, 2018

It was an honour to attend today’s Worker’s Day Of Mourning at City Hall.
This year we add Brother Les Brown to the honour roll. #NeverOffDuty