On October 9th the Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association held its 77th Annual Pensioners Banquet. Over 200 retired, active fire fighters and guests came out to hounour our new Retirees and those who have blazed the path before them. Guests included the Honourary Ted McMeekin, MPP Monique Taylor and Councillor Jason Farr.
Along with honouring our Retirees, Brother Ed Stanisz recieved the Walter Baumann Award for his years of dedication and distinguished service to Fire Fighters at the Local and Provincial level.
Special tribute was also given to Brother Fred Engelbrecht (pictured), our oldest surviving Retiree and WWII Veteran.
Congratulations to all of our new Retirees and we hope to see all of you again next year.
Fraternally and with Respect, Executive Committee.
The Hamilton Firefighters Combat Challenge Team recently won the Scott FireFit Championships, a gruelling five-day competition in Longueuil, Que, which drew 30 teams and 250 firefighters from across Canada. Hamilton extinguished Kamloops, B.C.'s five-year winning streak and beat their Oakville rivals. The Combat Challenge involves obstacle course that employs firefighting duties: climbing six flights of stairs; hoisting a 45-pound hose; hammering a steel beam; advancing a charged hose line; and dragging a 175-pound rescue mannequin 100 feet backwards.
Hamilton's team members are Dean Morrow, Louis Boiteau, Mike Cascioli, Danny Folino, Justin Couperus, Neil Hubley, Mike Jones and Brandon Sferazza.
Next, the squad hopes to add a global title to their national crown in Phoenix, Ariz., where they will compete in the world championships. The world championships are run Nov. 3-9 in Phoenix, Ariz. Last year, Hamilton placed second.
Congratulations to the team.
Article: Hamilton Spectator
On September 3rd the Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association held its Annual Charity Golf Classic at Glendale Golf and Country Club. Around 100 golfers enjoyed great weather and golf to assist with our charities. This years charity recipient was once again Ronald McDonald House of Hamilton as we continue our $50,000 commitment to them. We would like to thank all the sponsors and golfers who made this such a successful day. We look forward to seeing you next year.
Yours truly, Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association