The Howling Wolf

Just as our wolf logo symbolizes the leadership, loyalty, strength of character and sense of family that is displayed by emergency responders, The Howling Wolf serves as the voice of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. A wolf’s howl attracts other members of the pack, invites communication and creates a strong bond between pack members. We hope this blog will have the same impact on emergency responders, workplace safety professionals and traffic safety advocates, bringing us all together in the same pack and providing valuable information about workplace safety issues affecting first responders.

Check in frequently for updates on JPMF events and initiatives, interesting research and to add your own howl to our pack.


Help protect those who protect you

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Life as a first responder has seemingly never been harder.

Police are being shot and killed. Firefighters are dying on the job. Paramedics are being attacked.

All in a day’s work.

That’s a lot to digest – for emergency responders and the public they serve. {read more}

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Buckle up! We have a prize for you

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Giddy up!

It’s that time of year again – the Calgary Stampede is upon us and we are celebrating by giving away an amazing prize pack! … {read more}

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Reducing the financial burden of being a student

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

The life of a post-secondary student can be very difficult – and not just because studies can prove challenging.

The financial strain can be significant for many students.

That’s why the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund is proud to support the John Petropoulos Memorial Scholarship at Mount Royal University (MRU).

We caught up with the most recent winner of the scholarship – a $1,000 prize awarded annually to a criminal justice student – to discuss what the scholarship means to him. {read more}

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Chip in and help out this summer

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The Calgary Police Association’s annual charity golf tournament – benefiting the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund – is coming up and we’re looking for a few volunteers to help out.

The tournament takes place on Thursday, Aug. 18th at River Spirit Golf Club and we need helpers for morning and afternoon shifts.

The morning shift runs from 7 am until 1 pm and the afternoon shift starts at noon and ends around 6 pm. {read more}

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Safe Stampeding: Giddy Up!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

The Calgary Stampede is nearly upon us once again.

Taking place July 8-17, the annual show includes hundreds of events in and around the city, bringing with them all kinds of fun and exciting activities.

But the Calgary Stampede also brings a number of potential hazards to the city, so saddle up and have a quick read of our safety questions.

Keep in mind, our mission is to protect first responders – these safety tips focus on things you can do to help keep them safe on the job. That said, when you create a safer world for emergency responders, you create a safer environment for everyone.  {read more}

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Weekend stay at Fairmont Palliser up for grabs

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The silent auction bidding from our recent Pub Night Fundraiser ended weeks ago but we have another great prize up for grabs and we’re taking the bidding online.

The Fairmont Palliser hotel in Calgary has generously donated a gift certificate for a Friday or Saturday night stay for two (valid until April 3, 2017).

Bidding starts at just $60 for this great prize, which has an estimated value of $250. The offer is based on availability and is subject to certain blackout dates.

If you’d like to bid on this item, post a bid in the comments section of this blog post or reply with a bid on the Facebook post or Tweet relating to this contest. If you would like your bid to remain anonymous, email it to ian@jpmf.ca.

Leading bid updates will be provided in the comments section of this post and through our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Bidding closes at noon on May 31, 2016. All proceeds raised from this online auction will go to the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund, a Calgary-based charitable organization committed to first responder safety. Good luck!

Bidding now closed. Thanks to all who participated!

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