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.

Fight For the Living & Mourn the Dead

The Day of Mourning – which honours those people who have lost their lives as a result of a workplace incident or illness – takes place on April 28th.

Last year in Alberta, 165 men and women died as a result of an unsafe work site. Across Canada, an average of over 950 Canadians die as a result of occupational incidents each year. Please take time to honour these fallen workers – mourn the dead and fight for the living.

While Day of Mourning ceremonies typically take place across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted observances online. Please seek out a virtual event or simply observe a moment of silence at 11 am on April 28th. 

Learn more through Alberta’s WCB website or from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.



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  1. Scott says:

    It’s hard to believe that in Alberta alone, 165 men & women died due to unsafe work conditions. I hope we can improve on this!

  2. admin says:

    We certainly hope these numbers improve, too.

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