Multiple Myeloma Walk

September 12, 2016

Proud to have participated in the Myeloma Canada walk with Donna Eastoe at the Norwood Community Center yesterday. #MultipleMilesForMurrayimage

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9/11 Memorial at the Peace Garden

September 11, 2016

We were honoured to attend the 15th anniversary 9/11 memorial at the International Peace Garden on Sunday. Over 300 firefoghters, family and dignitaries from our 2 courntries were in attendance. #NeverForget

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One group of unsung heroes involved in 9-11 are the IRON workers of the International Association of Iron Workers.

Alex is pictures below with proud Iron worker “Wild Bill” who worked on the Pile side by side with our Firefighters during the recovery efforts.

They worked to ensure our New York brothers were able to recover the deceased through the unimaginable steel wreckage.

Many of these workers have now contracted cancers related to their work.

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Doug Barr & Perry Scott retirement

September 9, 2016

Last night at The Pint, a packed house honoured two of our own who have decided to transfer to 5 Platoon.

Brothers Doug Barr reg#1296 & Perry Scott reg#1512, we wish you all the best on your new platoons.

We’ll see you at the pensioners’ breakfasts!

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Fire Prevention Week – BOMBER GAME

September 8, 2016

As part of this year’s Fire Prevention week, we have partnered with the WFD, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Red River Mutual for the Saturday October 8th Bomber home game.

Volunteers are needed to assist with staffing firefighter displays and handing out fire helmets/safety information to families at the entrance gates prior to kickoff.

In return, volunteers will be provided with a game ticket. (tickets for family members may also be arranged)

This is another great public relations opportunity for all of us – please consider making time to come out with your families!

For information or to sign up, please contact DEREK BALCAEN at 204-294-6784 / dbalcaen@uffw.ca

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Alex Working With European Leaders to Expand Presumptive Cancer

September 8, 2016

It was an incredible honour to present on occupational cancer/presumptive Legislation & prevention in the fire service to the fire chief leadership of Europe and Asia.

30 countries were represented at this summit by over 100 delegates.

These countries are looking at Manitoba and Canada as the model of support of the tragic connection between occupational cancer and the profession of Firefighting.

With the use of a half dozen translators Alex was able to educate European leaders on the importance of supporting firefighters diagnosed with Occupational cancers.

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