IAFF Western Cdn Conference This Week

June 18, 2016

Attention all Members of the IAFF in Manitoba: Next Week the United Firefighters of Winnipeg will be hosting The Western Canadian Firefighters Conference – one of the largest conferences of Firefighter Leadership in Canada.

The Conference will take place at the Inn at the Forks June 22 and 23rd.

Harold Schaitberger, the President of the IAFF, (largest Firefighter & Paramedic Union in the world) and Peter Marshall, the General Secretary of the United Firefighters of Australia will speak on issues affecting Firefighters and Paramedics in North America and Around the world.

We will also have The Fire Chiefs of Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg discussing the issues surrounding large city Fire Departments in Canada.

All are welcome but space is limited – we hope to see you there!


Lyle Pogue Retirement

June 15, 2016

Packed house at tonight’s retirement function for Brother Lyle Pogue Reg#1249 who retires as captain after 32 years of dedicated service with the Winnipeg Fire Department.

Congratulations Lyle – we wish you a long and healthy retirement.

UFFW Executive Board Member Rob Campbell pictured below presenting Brother Pogue with his retirement watch.




Grateful Citizen Makes 1K Donation

June 7, 2016

Ms. Linda Mcleod came by station 11 this evening to make a $1000.00 donation to the Firefighters Burn Fund.

The rescue crew assisted her last week when her O2 ran out at Canad Inns Polo Park – not needing to go to the hospital but concerned she would run out of O2 before her cab would get her home, the crew lent her their tank and followed her home. Driven by a friend, Ms Mcleod was able to make it home where she had an ample supply of home oxygen.

Moved by this uncommon assistance, Ms Mcleod thanked the crew but decided to go further and come by this evening with her generous donation.

Gotta love this job.
(Story shared with permission)

2016 Pride Parade

June 5, 2016

A great volunteer turnout helped us send a positive message of acceptance at Sunday’s Winnipeg Pride Parade.

Nearly 20 members & family walked with L1 along during the 90 minute parade route through downtown on Sunday afternoon.

As always, we want to say thank you to everyone who made time to come out – these community events go a long way in making a positive difference in our community.


Jay Mcisaac 5K Run For Huntingtons

June 5, 2016

We were proud to support Brother Mcisaac at the Huntingtons Society 5K run this AM at Assiniboine Park.

Glad the weather was great!imageimage