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Two Members Injured At Wednesday Wildland Fire

May 3, 2018

Alex Forrest:
Attention all members:

We had a serious wildland fire last night where two of our members were taken to hospital. Their injuries were serious but not life threatening.

I have been in contact with the officer this morning and he has advised he is shaken up but recovering.

He believed he was not going to make it as the grass fire engulfed his crew’s position. They were able to escape the fire but they were injured. He said he has never seen fire move that quickly.

Winnipeg has had one of its driest springs on record and with no rain, high winds and sun forecast for the next two weeks.

We ask all citizens to follow the burning bans issued by the fire Department.

Ed Wiebe To Model Memorial Silhouette

May 1, 2018

What a great day for all Firefighters as we do the photo shoot for the image the Manitoba Fallen Firefighter Memorial.

The model for this memorial image is Winnipeg Firefighter Ed Wiebe.

Ed was badly burned in the Gabrielle Roy Tragedy where we lost Fire Captains Harold Lessard and Tom Nichols.

Brother Wiebe is doing this in the memory of our two fallen Captains and all Firefighters injured. RIP Brothers/Never forgotten.
IAFF Canada – AIP

Unprecedented Wildland Fires This Week

April 30, 2018

Over the last several days our fire & wildland crews have been responding to many blazes around the city.

On Sunday alone among the three wildland fires across the city, the one on Dugald was elevated to a level 4 response involving over 30 machines.

(Not seen since the Assiniboine forrest fire 10(?) years ago)

 

 

 

International Day Of Mourning

April 28, 2018

Today, April 28th,  is the International Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured in the line of Duty.

This is a day to remember the 98 firefighters in Manitoba including 81 in Wpg who have died in the Line of Duty in addition to the dozens who have been injured throughout the year.

This issue is why the executive of the United Firefighters Of Winnipeg and I are so aggressive in supporting our members with WCB, occupational cancer claims, PTSD support, proper protective clothing, equipment, operational procedures and safety standards of staffing.

We want to ensure the number of names on this memorial does not increase.

We make no apologies for protecting the great men and women of the fire service in Manitoba and we do this as a living memorial to our Fallen Brothers and Sisters.
#NeverOffDuty

 

Sod Turning For MB Fallen Firefighter Memorial

April 27, 2018

After fifteen years of planing, we were proud today to break ground on our Fallen Firefighter Memorial.
Over one hundred of our members and family were on site for this important moment.
IAFF Canada – AIP