Firefighters Extremely Busy In Frigid Start To 2019

February 17, 2019

Fire totals confirm a very busy start to the year in very cold conditions: fires in Jan 2017: 76, Jan 2018: 94, Jan 2019: 113. #NeverOffDuty


Dave Naaykens Retirement Watch Presentation

February 8, 2019


No heat, no gas, no problem!

Despite having to change the venue within a few hours due to a massive gas leak downtown, we had a full house to celebrate retiring brother Dave Naaykens. Special guests included brothers from Thompson, Brandon, Pinawa, Kingston, Red Deer, Calgary & Vancouver.

Dave is retiring from the Winnipeg Fire Department having achieved the rank of District Chief and having served for nearly 38 years. 

Dave has also served as UFFW Vice-President for nearly two decades, as MPFFA president and has played instrumental roles in countless health & safety and worker’s issues during his time. 

We wish Brother Naaykens a richly deserved healthy & lengthy retirement.


Kirby Mitchell Retirement Watch Presentation

February 4, 2019

  It was a Super Bowl Stag on Sunday night at The Pint as hundreds of firefighters and family members honoured retiring Captain Kirby Mitchell reg#1385.

Brother Mitchell worked his final shift at #1 station Saturday after nearly forty years of dedicated service to the citizens of Winnipeg.

We wish Kirby a lengthy and healthy transfer to 5 platoon. 



Dave Slobodian Retirement Presentation

February 2, 2019

After 34 years and 7 months spent serving the citizens of Winnipeg, Captain Dave Slobodian reg #1241 is retiring.
Dave started with the Winnipeg Fire Department June11, 1984 and retired January 20, 2019.

Dave recently had a great turnout of over 130 well wishers celebrate with him at Tavern United.

All the best Dave!