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.

Call to Families for Photos

If Your Family Has Been Impacted by a Workplace Fatality in Canada…

Casket Cheryl Shock with photo of Sean Bradley CROPPED JPEG

Cheryl Shock with photo of Sean Bradley

The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund would like to hear from you. 

If you have lost a loved one to a workplace fatality in Canada – as the result of injury or occupational illness – you may be interested in a public awareness campaign we are currently working on, to raise awareness about the growing number of workplace fatalities.

The first phase of the “Casket” campaign has just been launched. 

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To view the first 30-second “Casket” PSA, please click here.

For the second part of the campaign, we are collecting photos from family members who have lost a loved one to a workplace fatality in Canada. 


Photo of Virginia Campeau holding photo of Paul CROPPED

Photo of Virginia Campeau holding photo of Paul

Please click here to view some of the photos we have received so far.

Here is the link for further details on the campaign, including the photo component of the project. 

If you would like to participate in the photo project, please contact the JPMF’s “Casket” Project Family Liaison Coordinator, Rebecca Orr, at:

We have extended the deadline to submit photos to Nov 15th, 2020.

Thank you!

“Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless.”

– Unknown

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About the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund

The JPMF was started shortly after the death of Calgary Police Constable John Petropoulos on Sept 29th, 2000. John was investigating a break and enter complaint when he stepped through a false ceiling, fell nine feet into the lunchroom below and died of a brain injury. There was no safety railing to warn him of the danger; the complaint turned out to be a false alarm.

John was 32.

The JPMF is a registered Canadian charity that raises public awareness about workplace safety issues and educates people about why & how to ensure their workplaces and the roads are safer for everyone, including emergency responders. For further information, please visit  

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