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.


Saddle Up for Stampede Safety

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Giddy up! The Calgary Stampede is just a few weeks away.

The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth returns July 7-16, bringing with it all kinds of fun and exciting activities.

But the Stampede also brings more than a 10-gallon hat full of potential hazards to the city, so it’s time to saddle up and have a quick read of our workplace 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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Ripple Effect: Water Safety for You & Others

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

As spring turns to summer and we start spending more time around pools, streams, rivers, lakes and other waterways, now is a good time to think about water safety.

It’s also a good time to consider the impact your safety may have on others.

Whether you’re deciding if you need to wear a life jacket or if you should venture out onto uncertain waters, consider this: if you put yourself in harm’s way, you will likely be pulling other people there with you.  And we’re not just talking about your friends and family who may be nearby. We’re talking about first responders. {read more}

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Tickets available for Pub Night Fundraiser

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Our annual Pub Night Fundraiser takes place on Saturday, May 6th at Limericks Traditional Public House and tickets are now available!

This event includes dinner, drinks, NHL playoff action on TV and a silent auction.

Funds raised will go to the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF), a registered charity that supports first responders.  {read more}

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JPMF Safety Conference: CANCELLED

Monday, March 20th, 2017

CANCELLED: Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Those who purchased tickets will be refunded.

This one-day safety conference – hosted by the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund – features dynamic speakers who will make you reconsider the way you approach safety at home, at work and behind the wheel.

Those in attendance will learn about personal leadership and how individual actions impact the safety of others and themselves. {read more}

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Save the Date: May 6th

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Our annual Pub Night Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, May 6th at Limericks Traditional Public House.

We are still finalizing details for this event – which will include dinner, drinks, NHL playoff action and a silent auction – so keep checking our website to find out when tickets go on sale.

Meanwhile, if you would like to support this event with the donation of a door prize or silent auction item, please contact JPMF Managing Director Ian Wilson at ian@jpmf.ca.

See you soon!

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Half Marathon helpers wanted

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund  (JPMF) is once again pleased to be helping out at the Calgary Police Half Marathon, taking place on Sunday, April 30th.

We will be hosting a water station for the runners in South Glenmore Park and we’re looking for volunteers to help mix Gatorade, fill cups with water and hand out beverages to race participants. Help is also needed with water station setup and keeping the site clean. No previous experience is required and volunteers are needed from 7:45 am until 11 am. {read more}

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