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.


John Petropoulos Leadership Award Winners Announced

Monday, January 13th, 2020

The 2019 John Petropoulos Leadership Award (JPLA) winners were recently selected and presented with prizes for their exemplary police work.

The award – given annually by the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund in partnership with the Calgary Police Service (CPS) – is handed out to one constable from District 6 and one constable from District 1.

It honours recipients who possess characteristics similar to those that CPS Const. John Petropoulos displayed, including integrity, dedication to police work, commitment to excellence, courage, and honour. The award includes a cash prize and a stay at a luxury hotel.  {read more}

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Put Some Resolve in Your Safety Resolutions

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Welcome to a new year and a new decade!

January is typically a month of resolutions for people. It’s a time when people commit to do – or not do – something in an effort to improve their lives.

When it comes to resolutions there can be a tendency to easily cast them aside or forget about them, but we’d encourage you to show a little more commitment to any safety-focused resolutions you may be considering or have already taken on. In short, put some resolve in your resolutions.

So, what does that mean exactly? Well, here are three tips to help you achieve success with your safety resolutions in 2020. {read more}

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Help Eliminate Holiday Hazards

Monday, December 16th, 2019

First responders protect you from harm and this holiday season you can do the same for them.

As you settle in for the holidays, we urge you to take a look around your workplace and make sure it’s safe. At this time of year, many companies add decorations and undergo work site changes in an effort to get into the spirit of the season.

“We love Christmas decorations and holiday displays, but we want to remind people to make sure their workplaces are safe for everyone, whether it’s employees, visitors or emergency responders who may need to attend your work site,” says John Petropoulos Memorial Fund Managing Director Ian Wilson.

Many businesses are closed for several days or even weeks over the holiday season and that can create potentially deadly hazards if people don’t ensure their workplaces are hazard free before they close their doors. {read more}

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Seeking Safety Santas

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Season’s greetings from the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund.

We encourage you to support workplace safety – and first responders – this holiday season with a donation to our charity.

Why support the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund? We protect those who protect you and are a voice for first responders. And, while our interest is in protecting emergency responders, our safety initiatives make conditions safer for everyone. Our public service announcements, social networking campaigns, safety videos and speaker presentations save lives and they could save the lives of your own workers – but we need your help.

All donations allow the JPMF to help spread this important safety message: when you make conditions safe for emergency responders, you make it safer for everyone.

All donors are eligible to receive JPMF workplace/traffic safety posters or flash drives that contain our safety resources.

We wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!

Help protect those who protect you. {read more}

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Take the Pledge to Help Your Favourite Charity Win $5,000

Monday, November 25th, 2019

You’ve heard of taking the plunge – well, taking the pledge is even easier!

And it could help the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) win a $5,000 donation.

CanadaHelps is hosting the contest, which invites people to share their plans for Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3rd.  {read more}

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Global Day of Giving

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Giving Tuesday – a celebration of volunteering and charitable donations – is happening in early December and we urge you to take part.

This global day of giving takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, which follows American Thanksgiving and Black Friday, which marks the start of the holiday shopping season.

The opening day of the giving season encourages charities, companies and individuals to unite and rally behind their favourite charitable causes. {read more}

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