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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.

Jeremy Bowley Video

Jeremy Bowley Safety Video

“You never expect to endure the distress, disbelief & disorientation of planning a funeral for your 21-year-old son.”

– Elisa Kilbourne. Jeremy’s mom

One cannot assume young people are aware of the various hazards associated with power lines. 

Working around electricity can be deadly – especially for younger workers who may not be aware of the danger. A tragedy can happen in an instant. A life, a dream, a son…gone.

On August 1st, 2013, Jeremy Bowley was working at his summer job when he was electrocuted while putting up a party tent for a rental company.

His death was easily preventable. 

Here is the link to view Jeremy’s safety video (2 min, 45 sec). 

Thank you for watching & sharing. You never know who might need to see this important reminder.

Please click here to read the full blog about Jeremy.

About the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund

The JPMF was started 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 and how to ensure their workplaces and the roads are safer for everyone, including emergency responders. For further information, please visit


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