Mo Semkowski Retirement Stag

September 26, 2017

Great night at the King’s Head Pub yesterday to celebrate retiring brother Mo Semkowski Reg#1069. Mo now transfers to 5 platoon from the rank of platoon chief having served in the WFD for 39.5 years.
As he said last night: “Semkowski out!”

Muscular Dystrophy Walk

September 24, 2017

Nice turnout at today’s 10th annual Muscular Dystrophy Walk at Kildonan park. We are proud to stand with and support MD research across North America.

Retired District Chief Al Bartley was honoured this year for his fifty-plus years of involvement with the movement.

2017 Fallen Firefighter Memorial

September 17, 2017

On september 16, the International Association of Firefighters and Colorado Springs Local 5 hosted the Fallen Firefighter Memorial.

This year, Jack Nicol was honoured among the 190 firefighters who perished on the job or occupational diseases by having his name inscribed on the memorial. We were happy to be able to assist Jack’s family while at the memorial.

Other important members of the UFFW family who made the trip to the memorial this year were Ron Lee and members of the Ed Kelsch family. We were honoured to be with them.

We also thank Chief John Lane and Mayor Brian Bowman who were able to join us this weekend and experience this moving tribute to our fallen and their families.

Fentanyl Hospitalizations Down

September 14, 2017

If this report is accurate, we are encouraged to see an apparent reduction in the trend of rising opioid overdoses in Winnipeg.

We can only assume that our public education efforts on this issue has put a shining a light on these tragic overdoses and are now bearing fruit.

Our firefighter-paramedic crews continue to regularly respond to fentanyl and opioid overdoses in Winnipeg and
we owe our continued advocacy to the families who have lost loved ones.

Click HERE for UFFW fentanyl PSA

Click HERE for CBC story

Lindsey Ingram firefit champion

September 13, 2017

Congratulations to our very own Lindsey Ingram who was outstanding in the recent FireFit Championships in Ottawa en route to capturing gold in the women’s over 40 division. Way to go!