FF-PCPs needed for Fort Mac evacuee centers

May 10, 2016

Attention all UFFW members – WFD is looking for FF-PCPs to volunteer with the Fort Mac evacuee centers. Please see memo below and respond to it if available.


Bob FM on location at 4 stn

May 6, 2016

On Friday May 6th Bob FM broadcast live from 4 station in order to collect funds for the Red Cross Fort Macmurray relief fund.

We were happy to hear that 5K was raised for this worthy cause in a few short hours.


Fort Mac donation link

May 4, 2016

Please consider helping the people of Fort McMurray text REDCROSS to 30333 to donate $5 or visit redcross.ca to donate online #ymmfire #ymm


Presidents Report & Legislative Conference

May 4, 2016


 Public Safety Officers Compensation to become a reality for Firefighters, Police and other First Responders.

On April 18th I had the great honour of being on stage beside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he announced that the PSOC will become a reality for Canada’s Firefighters, the Police and other First Responders.

This is an important win for all firefighters and their families as all Line of Duty Deaths will now be recognized federally and will result in a onetime financial compensation to the families of approximately 300,000.00 dollars.  (Please see attached IAFF press Release).

Not only did we receive support for the PSOC but also a commitment of support for 3 other issues that will positively and directly affect Winnipeg Firefighters.

I would like to thank the current Executive Members who travelled with me to Ottawa to assist in our Lobby efforts:  Dave Naaykens, Robert Campbell, Stephen Nixon, Derek Balcaen, Rob Labossiere.

I would also like to thank past executive members who have also been at my side Lobbying these issues the last 20 years, such as: Allan Gray, Bruce Duncan, Russ Morrow and of course Jim Henderson who was one of our political leaders for years!

picture in front of Legislative Bldg.

Alex with Priminister Trudeau2016 Leg. Group

Ross Deamel Retirement

May 3, 2016

Congratulations to retiring brother Ross Deamel Reg#1495.
UFFW Exec Robert Campbell is pictured below presenting Ross with his retirement pocket watch earlier this week.
We wish Brother Deamel all the best as he now transitions to 5 platoon!