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Dave Naaykens Retirement Watch Presentation

February 8, 2019


No heat, no gas, no problem!

Despite having to change the venue within a few hours due to a massive gas leak downtown, we had a full house to celebrate retiring brother Dave Naaykens. Special guests included brothers from Thompson, Brandon, Pinawa, Kingston, Red Deer, Calgary & Vancouver.

Dave is retiring from the Winnipeg Fire Department having achieved the rank of District Chief and having served for nearly 38 years. 

Dave has also served as UFFW Vice-President for nearly two decades, as MPFFA president and has played instrumental roles in countless health & safety and worker’s issues during his time. 

We wish Brother Naaykens a richly deserved healthy & lengthy retirement.


Kirby Mitchell Retirement Watch Presentation

February 4, 2019

  It was a Super Bowl Stag on Sunday night at The Pint as hundreds of firefighters and family members honoured retiring Captain Kirby Mitchell reg#1385.

Brother Mitchell worked his final shift at #1 station Saturday after nearly forty years of dedicated service to the citizens of Winnipeg.

We wish Kirby a lengthy and healthy transfer to 5 platoon. 



Dave Slobodian Retirement Presentation

February 2, 2019

After 34 years and 7 months spent serving the citizens of Winnipeg, Captain Dave Slobodian reg #1241 is retiring.
Dave started with the Winnipeg Fire Department June11, 1984 and retired January 20, 2019.

Dave recently had a great turnout of over 130 well wishers celebrate with him at Tavern United.

All the best Dave!

BUSY January For Fire Crews

February 1, 2019

As the latest round of extreme cold weather alerts come to an end, our fire crews are looking back on a challenging and very busy month.

Winnipeg firefighters fought 112 seperate fires and nearly 300 motor vehicle collisions in January. #NeverOffDuty