30 Aug 2016 - Ron Summers

Again this year Local 288 is sponsoring Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training), taking place at the MATC on October 14-16, 2016. The program is open to young women aged 16-19 who are interested in knowing more about careers in the fire service. The deadline to apply is September 23, 2016. More details can be found at https://www.hamilton.ca/emergency-services/fire/camp-ffit-hamilton or follow this link.

Yours truly, Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association

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22 Aug 2016 - Ron Summers

Two important resolutions addressing the physical and behavioral health of members passed as delegates at the IAFF 53rd Convention finished up the final business session.

Resolution 44 calls for the IAFF’s continued support for programs, initiatives and legislation that reduce cancer in the fire service and provide assistance to members fighting this disease. Research demonstrates that fire fighters are routinely exposed to cancer-causing carcinogens in the performance of their duties. [ ... ]

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21 Jul 2016 - Ron Summers
Hamilton Fire Fighters July Charity Newsletter

The Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters is pleased to share with the Public our July Charity Newsletter.  We invite all Citizens to come out and support us during ou upcoming events. Please follow this link to the July Charity Newsletter.

 

Yours truly, Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association.

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15 Jun 2016 - Ron Summers
Local 288 Helps Food4Kids

On June 15th the Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association assisted with helping bag up food for the Food4KIds Organization. Food4Kids provides packages of healthy food for kids aged 5-14 years with limited or no access to food each weekend.

Packages of healthy food are prepared by volunteers and delivered to schools each Friday to ensure children have nourishment over the weekend. There are 1,500 children in Hamilton and 400 children in Halton sustaining each and every weekend without food. [ ... ]

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12 Feb 2016 - Ron Summers
Hamilton's new Xposure APP

Courtesy Spectator Mark McNeil

It's an issue that has plagued firefighters for as long as fires have been fought.

What are the health consequences of all the smoke and hazardous gases unleashed? And how do you keep track of exposures to better understand the role they play with cancers and other health problems down the road?

Officials with the Hamilton Professional Firefighters Association believe they have developed a first-of-its-kind tool to better understand the issue.

It's an app called [ ... ]

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