The October General Meeting will be held at HQ in the Training Room starting at 7:30 pm. All business from the previous meeting to present will be discussed. Nominations for committees and the executive will be held at this meeting. All constitutional submissions should be submitted by October 31st to the secretary.
KFD firefit results 2016 season
This season has come to an end this year, with a total of 5 individuals running individual races through the year and 6 firefighters competing in the relay at different events through the year. Our team is slowly growing and with that better results are being seen as we push each other harder in training and races. Below is a recap of all of the races our team competed in this year. We had personal bests by every member of our team this year. Personal bests are all highlighted and italicized. A big honorable mention is needed to Corey Gault, who was the 3rd fastest rookie this year. Without the penalty he would have been second only to Chris Crozier from Stratford, who broke the record for fastest rookie time EVER. So it says a lot about Corey’s potential for next year as I expect him to lead the way. It was a great year for the team with the most individual races completed in total by our team, showing the growing commitment to the team.
Justin Myles 1:40:59
Corey Gault 1:41:97
Darcy Martin 1:45:26
Dan Martin 1:51:77
6th place with a total team time of 5:07:82
Relay placing – 4th place
Justin Myles 1:32:17
Dan Martin 1:38:94
Corey Gault 1:45:33
Nathan Klinkman 1:58:09
Team time – 1st place 4:56:44
Relay – 4th place
Darcy Martin 1:32:87
Nathan Klinkman 1:31:08
Corey Gault 1:32:04
Justin Myles 1:34:08
Darcy Martin 1:35:86
Dan Martin 1:38:21
team time 5th place - 4:38:28
Relay – honorable mention on this one
Corey Gault 1:24:86 plus a 2 second penalty (1:26:84)
Justin Myles 1:30:97 plus a 2 second penalty (1:32:97)
Dan Martin 1:34:68 plus a 2 second penalty (1:36:68)
Darcy Martin 1:38:93
Team time - 7th in the country 4:36:49
Just a note that while Eric Mayne was unable to do individuals this year he was able to help us out with the relay on a couple occasions and is a key part of our relay team.
All and all it was a successful year. I will follow up shortly with a second file which will outline our goals for next year as well as some possible team fundraising/sponsorship ideas we brainstormed this year.
Boot Drive For Muscular Dystrophy
Congrats Joel and Bengt
Saturday Sept 17th was not dry, but awesome to be sure!
With help from On and off duty personnel, more than 20 Conestoga College Students and even a few members of the Wilmot Fire Department – Baden Station, we were able to collect $12,002 Canadian, along with $30 American, which by my calculation put us at about:
$12,041.56 in 5 hours.
Thank you to Kent Buchanan (you went above and beyond), Doug Voisin, Dwayne Quigley, Al Taylor, VEZ, Josh Bohnen and his daughter, Brad Murrell, Josh Jamieson, Jody Rank, Daryl Greb, Shawn Matches, Dave Bowman, Paul Koenig and Bengt Nyman for volunteering their off duty time on Saturday. I’d also like to thank Brian Forbes for taking time out of his schedule to take the money to be counted.
It is incredible to see what some volunteers; generous with their time and members of our community; generous with their finances can do in 5 hours. The volunteers were given a fresh purpose of why we do this each year, with some real life examples and the community responded once again seemingly getting this vision.
Stay tuned for a couple of the experiences that we had on Saturday that will begin to paint a picture for our members of why we do this, who the people are that we are trying to help, and the hope that these people have through efforts of Fire Departments like ours.
Have a great week!
Ice Cream Fundraiser Results
This year’s sale of ice cream sandwiches raised $221.20 for Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. Hundreds of ice cream sandwiches were sold to achieve this amount. Thank you for your support.
12th Annual Kitchener Fallen Firefighter Memorial Day
Line Of Duty Death - Platoon Chief Bert Kummer (Retired)
Parade departs City Hall @ 12:45 hours sharp (12 pm muster on College St.) Memorial Ceremony @ 13:00 hours Fellowship & Complimentary Finger Foods immediately after @ McCabe’s Irish Pub & Grill, In the Cork Room - Dress Uniform attire.
September 11th - Solemn Observance
Sept 11th - Solemn Observance
WHERE: Located @ the Kitchener Fallen Firefighter Memorial (101 Queen St. N) in front of the 9-11 commemorative feature of the World Trade Center steel beam & bronze commemorative helmet.
WHEN: From 08:45 until 9:11
WHAT: Brief welcome & comments by KPFFA Treasurer Daryl Greb & Fire Deputy Chief Rob Martin. Bouquet of flowers laid and candle lit. Fire and other emergency response personnel present will stand sentry post (rotating) during the observance. Concludes with thanks for attending in remembrance.
September General Meeting
The September General Meeting will be held on Tuesday September 20th at HQ in the Training Room. The meeting will begin at 7:30pm. All business from the last meeting in June to present will be discussed. New members will be sworn in at this meeting as well.
2016 KPFFA Retirement Banquet
The Annual KPFFA Retirement Banquet will be held at the Golf Steakhouse on Thursday September 29th.
Drinks at 6pm
Supper at 7pm
We will be honouring 5 of our members this year as well as our Retirees.
Congrats to: Captain John Pullman, Captain Mike Reinhardt, Communicator Jen Gazellone, Captain Peter Marck, and !st Class Firefighter Mike Zarzycki.
KPFFA Charity Golf Tournament
To our brothers and sisters and city staff we are proud to announce that on June 27th, The Kitchener Firefighters held our 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament. We raised money for a local children’s charity. Clarky’s Kids (Children battling Cancer).
We would like to Thank all who were involved from volunteers, to participants, sponsors and of course Rebel Creek Golf Club for hosting. Also a big thank you to the rest of the Kitchener Firefighters and Fire Department for their support!
So here we go, The grand Total raised in our second year is….
On behalf of Matt Martin and Myself, we are very proud and very thankful for all of the support! The Kitchener Rangers and the Charity Clarky’s Kids are thrilled with all of the contributions over the years. This has been a huge step and improvement from last year’s total of $10,300. With the continued support we hope to keep the ball rolling and continue to raise the bar year after year.
The official cheque presentation will be at the Kitchener Rangers game (Clarky’s Kids Night) near the end of October. Come check it out.
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Congrats to Mike Zarzycki
Congrats to Mike on completing his career with the Kitchener Fire Department. Mike completed 28 years with the KFD at Station7 on June 30, 2016. We wish Mike, and his family the best on their new adventures.
Congrats to Peter Marck on completing 40 years of service with the Kitchener Fire Department at Station 2 on June 30, 2016. You will be missed. Peter we wish you, and your family all the best on your new adventures.