This past week the Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Flag Football team won the Silver Medal at the World Police Fire Games in Fairfax County Virginia. The Team went 3-1 in the preliminary round before winnng the semi final. The final was a close game that came down to the last play of the game. Congratulations to our Team and to all those who participating in the games.
Fraternally, Executive Committee
In November the Hamilton Fire FIghters Combat Challenge Team travelled to Phoenix Arizona for the World Championships. After a successful year in Canada, the team won the World Championship. As well, Justin Couperus became the indivdual World Champion.
On January 21st the Team was recognized at Hamilton City Council for their great accomplishment.
The Team as pictured are: Brendon Spferazza, Mike Jones,Neil Hubley Louis Boiteau, Paul Davis (Founder of Combat Challenge) Dean Morrow, Mike Cascioli, Danny Folino and Justin Couperus.
Congratulations to the Team for a job well done.
Fraternally, Executive Committee.
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.