October 13th, 2015
Care Enough to Wear Pink Campaign
Don't be surprised to see your local Waterloo firefighters wearing pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Firefighters will purchase the t-shirts and pay a fee to wear the shirt while raising funds and awareness for this great cause. See the media release below for more information.
Oct 13 2015 Waterloo Fire Fighters Care Enough to Wear Pink Media Release FINAL.pdf
April 30th, 2015
Waterloo Fire Fighters to help raise funds on
Ont. - April 29, 2015) Waterloo Fire Fighters will be
volunteering their time to help raise funds at the annual McHappy Day.
Wed. May 6th off-duty fire fighters from the Waterloo Professional
Fire Fighters Association Local 791 will be volunteering their time at
McDonalds restaurants located at 362 King Street North and 55 Northfield Drive
Fire Fighters participate in numerous charity events throughout the year. "As
fire fighters we volunteer in our community" said association local 791
president Dean Good. "Our fire fighters care deeply about the residents in the
City of Waterloo and these types of charity events allow us to give back to the
community we love".
McHappy Day is an annual event involving McDonald's Canada, its
franchisees, restaurant employees, customers and special community guests.
Together in true McHappy Day spirit they roll up their sleeves to work
behind-the-counter and participate in other restaurant activities to raise
much-needed funds for Canadian children in need and their families.
the Waterloo Professional Fire Fighters Association
The Waterloo Professional Fire Fighters Association (WPFFA)
represents the men and women Fire Fighters, Fire Prevention Officers and
Municipal Building Inspectors of the City of Waterloo. We are proud members of
the Ontario Provincial Fire Fighters Association (OPFFA) and the International
Fire Fighters Association (IAFF) Local 791.
For more information,
Professional Fire Fighters Association
April 27th, 2015
Movember Thank you
I received a plaque from Movember Headquarters thanking us for our participation and support. The caption reads, "Thank you for coming together to change the face of Men's health. As leaders & roll models in your community you are hosing down stigma and helping to improve the lives of Men across Canada." I would like to thank the membership once again for helping to raise awareness and participation in the campaign. I hope to see everyone back this November and see some new faces as well. Firefighters are huge leaders in this campaign across Canada so I hope we can keep Changing the Face of Men's Health on a yearly basis.
- Chris Quipp
April 21st, 2015
April Charity Events
Thank you to all of our members and support staff who came out to help with one of the many events that took place this month. The Waterloo Professional Fire Fighters take pride in working with the various organizations within our community. This month's focus was on Mom2Mom Africa and Hospice of Waterloo Region.
April 12th, 2015
Climb for Barafu
Waterloo Professional Fire Fighters had a great day working with Mom2Mom Africa, belaying members of the public, in support of the Climb for Barafu.
February 12th, 2015
A Message from Waterloo Fire Prevention
Waterloo Fire Rescue urges families to practice their home fire
escape plan as part of their Family Day activities on Monday Feb. 16th.
"Family Day is a great opportunity to remind your family about what they must do in the event of a fire," said public education officer John Percy. "Everyone needs to know how to get out of the home safely when the smoke alarm sounds, especially because most fatal fires occur at night when people are asleep."
For further details on safety tips see Press Resources:
Feb 11 2015 Family Day Fire Safety Tips Media Release.pdf
February 5th, 2015
Bowl for Kids Sake
On February 4th, 16 members of the Waterloo Professional Firefighters Association laced up their bowling shoes and hit the lanes for Big Brothers Big Sisters' Bowl for Kids Sake at Kingpin Bowlounge. Members who participated raised a minimum of $70 each with many raising extra, totalling $1350 so far. If you haven't donated yet, please feel free to visit our sponsorship page to help support one of the many Big Brothers Big Sisters' mentoring programs.
Thank you to all of the members who showed their support!
January 29th, 2015
Waterloo Firefighters Bowling for Kids Sake
Bowl for Kids Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters' signature fundraising event where people get together with friends, family, and co-workers and have a fun time bowling in support of Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programs in the Region.
Please help the Waterloo Professional Firefighters raise funds and awareness for this great cause. Visit our fundraising page, http://bbbswrbfks2015.kintera.org/faf/r.asp?t=12&i=1122350&g=6249378, to make a donation or join our team.
December 22nd, 2014
2014 Hospital Christmas Visit
The Waterloo Professional Firefighters and Mastermind Toys have collaborated to provide gifts for children who will be spending the holiday season at Grand River Hospital. Off-duty firefighters visited GRH on Sunday, December 21st. The WPFFA have been running this event for the past 15 years. We're extremely excited and grateful for Mastermind Toys joining us in our efforts this year.
November 26th, 2014
PTSD and Presumptive Legislation
Post traumatic stress disorder should be added to presumptive legislation for fire fighters. Share your thoughts in the comment section.
November 15th, 2014
The Waterloo Professional Fire Fighters Association was once again proud to work with Waterloo Fire Rescue and The Waterloo Knights of Columbus in The KW Santa Claus Parade. We gathered toys for The Knights to supply to less fortunate children for Christmas. If you missed your chance to donate stop into any Waterloo Fire Station and leave a new unwrapped toy. Give something to those who have so little.
November 11th, 2014
Today is the day we take time to pay homage to those who responded to their country's needs. On November 11th we pause for two minutes in silent tribute, to the one hundred thousand Canadians for their service and sacrifices to protect their homes, families, friends, and Canada's freedom. Thousands will attend commemorative ceremonies to show their respect to the men and women who gave their lives in war and military efforts, on and off Canadian soil. Many of us will remember a loved one, perhaps a friend or relative. We must share their stories with others to ensure that the meaning of their sacrifice rests with our collective national consciousness; our future is their monument.
On this day, we wear a poppy as a symbol of Remembrance. The poppy is meant to be worn on the left lapel of a garment, keeping the memory of those who died, close to our hearts.
Waterloo Firefighters will be marching in the parade from Branch 530, starting at 10:15am, for a 10:30am ceremony at the Waterloo Cenotaph. Please join us in this small, but powerful show of gratitude to the brave men and women who fought for our freedom.
Check out these facts on Canada's efforts in firefighting during WWII:
November 3rd, 2014
Take the time to join the WPFFA team because numbers count towards getting the awareness out there. Here is the link to join. Stay tuned for updates and draw prizes for those who sign up for the team.
September 27th, 2014
Waterloo Firefighters Washing Cars
Hockey Helps the Homeless
The fire fighters at @WPFFA791 are washing cars Sat Sept. 27 10am-1pm at any Waterloo Professional Fire Fighters station for Hockey Helps the Homeless!
September 27th, 2014
Taller Wood Frame Buildings - Safety Risk vs. Affordability
Take the Poll, Leave a Comment
A fire in Kingston prompted conversation about taller wood frame buildings and the safety risk they pose to firefighters. Recently The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing made changes to the Ontario Building Code allowing for wood frame buildings to be six storeys high rather than the previous maximum being four storeys. Check out the article and take the poll.
Follow the link to see historical photos of the Waterloo Fire Department:
History of Waterloo Fire Department
Follow WPFFA on Twitter: @WPFFA791