WFD Support Group Dinner

April 13, 2016

Earlier this week, the WFD Member Support Group met for their annual appreciation dinner.

This group of dedicated people are a great example of how our retirees are an active and contributing group of members of the United Firefighters of Winnipeg.

They organize and run a lot of the 5 platoon projects, among them the Honour Guard for funerals, Breakfast With Santa, Toy Mountain, Christmas Parade, and also operate the Salvation Army’s 711 support vehicle when it is dispatched to serious fire incidents and disasters.

This is in addition to the invaluable duties they undertake in spending time at the bedsides of some of our members while in hospital.

The UFFW would like to sincerely thank this dedicated group of firefighters and their families for the many roles they fill every day.

Pictured below along with our valuable support group members are Chief John Lane, UFFW executives Robert Campbell & Chad Swayze, and their significant others.

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Rick Friesen Retirement

April 12, 2016

Brother Rick Friesen Reg#1327 has retired as Captain, having served nearly 29 years with the Winnipeg Fire Dept.

Congratulations for a tremendous career, and we wish you a healthy & lengthy retirement.

Rick is pictured below accepting his retirement watch from UFFW Exec Robert Campbell.

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Telecommunicators Week

April 12, 2016

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UFFW was proud to attend the launch event for the 2016 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week at City Hall this past Monday.

As part of the ceremony, the Bear Clan performed a traditional Aboriginal Smudge Ceremony for those in attendance.

We would like to thank our dedicated dispatchers for the tremendous work they do in extremely difficult situations every day. We could not accomplish the successes we do on-scene without the information they manage to first obtain from the callers.

We also acknowledge the important work they do in often being called upon to coach the callers in vital medical first response until resources arrive on scene.

Thank you.

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Latest Recruit Graduation

April 8, 2016

UFFW was proud today to welcome 16 new Firefighter-Paramedics to our WFD family.

We wish you all long and healthy careers!

(New high reg#2397)

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Never Alone Foundation Fundraiser

April 8, 2016

UFFW was proud to support the Never Alone Foundation at their Poker For A Purpose fundraiser at the McPhillips Street Station Casino Thursday night.

Pictured below are UFFW executives Chad Swayze and Stephen Nixon with Lyle Bauer.

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