29 Mar 2019 - Rob D'Amico
2018-2019 Hockey season

.Another HPFFA hockey season comes to a close.  Congtratulations to the Jets on their 3-2 overtime victory over a very deserving Kings team.  It was a very exciting game that could have gone either way. Thank you also to the members and retirees for making this another very successfull season.  Big Thank you to Commissioner Ron Nordoff and everyone who helped him to make this another fun season.  See everyone in the Fall.

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17 Sep 2018 - Rob D'Amico
2018 IAFF Memorial

The 2018 IAFF Fallen Firefighter memorial was held in Colorado Springs on Saturday September 15, 2018.  Included with the 271 names of IAFF members who have passed away in the Line-Of-Duty, we were honoured to be present as the names of six retired Hamilton firefighters had their names etched on the memorial wall.  This year we honoured Ron Bowman, Lloyd Michor, Gary Burgess, Bill Knowles, William Smith and Robert Kerr.  

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03 Sep 2018 - Rob D'Amico
2018 Labour Day Parade

 

 

 The 2018 Hamilton Labour Day Parade took place on September 3.  This years parade coincided with the 130 anniversary of the Hamilton District Labour Council.  This year close to 100 members, families and friends participated in the parade during very hot summer weather.  It was a wonderful day of camaradie and unionism capped off with a BBQ at the Pier 4 Park for all the participants.  Thanks to all who attended.

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31 May 2018 - Rob D'Amico
Fred Engelbrecht

 

 

Fred Engelbrecht was a 35-year member of the Hamilton Fire department and a WW 2 veteran.  He was one of 582 Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) soldiers who landed on the Beach of Dieppe on August 19, 1942.  Fred was captured by the Germans and was a prisoner of war for the next three years until he and other soldiers were freed by the Allies.  When Fred returned from Europe he joined the Hamilton Fire Department where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant before his retirement.  [ ... ]

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