PRESIDENT Lieutenant Fire Fighter - 1 Station 3 Platoon
Alex Forrest is a Captain in the Winnipeg Fire Department, with 27 years of Fire Fighting experience, he also has a Law background and is a Health and Safety Advocate.
Before joining the fire department Alex was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces serving in the 3 RCHA. Alex graduated from U of W with a Bachelors in Arts and Graduated U of M Law School in 1995, in 1996 Alex was called to the bar. All of Alex’s schooling was done while working full time as a Winnipeg Firefighter.
Alex has written many articles for firefighter services around the world and has advised many study groups dealing with firefighters cancer rates. Recently Alex has co-written a book about cancer and firefighters and the need for proper compensation. The book is titled “Health Risks and Fair Compensation in the Fire Service”. This book is now being sold in over a dozen countries around the world.
Alex is currently the President of the Manitoba Fallen Firefighters Foundation and is past Prairie Director for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation. In 2008 Alex was elected as Canadian Trustee of the IAFF and has held the position since. Other positions with the IAFF include original member of the IAFF EMS Standing Committee and has been a Service Field Rep. for over ten years.