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.

Pub Night Fundraiser: Sept. 29th

Join us for a casual evening as we raise funds for the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF), a charity committed to creating a safer world for first responders.

The fundraiser coincides with the anniversary of the line-of-duty death of Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos, who passed away on Sept. 29, 2000. John died after falling through a false ceiling at an unsafe workplace during a break-and-enter call. A safety railing – one that was required by law to be in place – would have saved his life.

Following his death, the JPMF was created with the purpose of raising awareness about workplace safety issues affecting first responders, including police, firefighters, EMS personnel and tow truck operators.

  • WHERE: Cuff ‘n’ Billy, 3730 Westwinds Dr NE, Calgary
  • WHEN: 7-11 pm, Saturday, Sept. 29th
  • TICKETS: $20 each, includes admission and a beverage
  • WHAT: Silent auction and fundraiser. Signed copies of the novel A Widow’s Awakening by Maryanne Pope will also be available for purchase.

About the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund

After his death, several of John’s recruit classmates set up the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) and raised monies through the sale of memorial pins to fellow officers. Subsequent pin sales, grants, fundraisers and ongoing donations continue to sustain the Fund. Our safety initiatives offer people tangible tips they can implement in their workplaces and on the roads to help ensure emergency responders make it home safely to their families after every shift.
The JPMF was incorporated as a non-profit society in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Dec. 29, 2005. It was officially registered as a charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency as of March 14, 2011.
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