The January General Meeting will be held on Tuesday January 17th at HQ in the Training Room starting at 7:30 pm. All business from the last meeting to present will be discussed.
Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy New Year.
Hello KFD staff;
Thank you very much to all KFD staff who contributed to raising funds for MCC’s Hygiene Kits going to victims of this year’s Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
We passed our goal as your donations added up to $560.00!
This will provide 112 Hygiene Kits to families left without basic hygiene products after the storm.
Thank you again for your generosity, and keeping others in your thoughts through this Christmas season.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Coins for Candy Fundraiser
Thank you to all who supported the Coins for Candy fundraiser for Mary’s Place.
All of the money raised through the sale of the candy plus the profits from the “tissue fund” in dispatch combined to a total of approximately $450. The items purchased were delivered to Mary’s Place on December 20th.
Thank you to Ken North and our KFD Chaplain Michael Zenker for volunteering to go visit the children at Grand River Hospital on December 9th.
This was our last visit for 2016. I would like to thank all those who have supported ‘Our Everyday Heroes’. We’ve had plenty of new and repeat volunteers and also some who have supported us through donations. The 3 stars for this half go out to Jan – Michael Reyner, Scott Woods and the two Sara’s from Dispatch.
Our next visit to the hospital takes place in the new year on Tuesday January 10th starting at 9:30 am for which we need two volunteers. You will be visiting the In - Patient, Out - Patient and Child Adolescent In - Patient Unit (CAIP) on this date.
I will be sending out a reminder email once we get closer to the date.
Please let me know if you would like to take part in this rewarding experience by emailing either myself or Dave Vaux.
Please visit our Twitter page, @Heroes_Our. Here you will find the most recent pictures from our visits.
Dave Vaux and Bengt Nyman
On behalf of the Kitchener Professional Fire Fighters Association I would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas.
The December General Meeting will be held on Tuesday December 20th at 7:30 pm in the Training Room at HQ. Constitutional Amendments will be put to a vote. Budget submissions due by December 31st for the 2017 KPFFA Budget.
Passing of Retiree Philip Heinrichs
Heinrichs, Philip Owen (1924 - 2016)
With hearts full of love and wonderful memories we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Father, Husband and Grandfather on Monday, November 14, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener.
He was born 92 years ago in Kitchener, Ontario. Dear husband to the late Anne. Father to late Henry (Patricia), Barbara (Andy), Ralph (Liz), Jaqui (Randy), Keith (Annette) and Don. Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Ruona Heinrichs and siblings Yadah, Barbara, Mary and Rod. Survived by siblings Dan, Hubert, Dory, Bob and Willard. He was a grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Philip was a proud retired captain of the Kitchener Firefighters and a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. He was a devoted volunteer at Freeport Hospital until a week before his passing. He travelled with his wife, Anne, visiting places like Egypt, Hawaii, and Scotland. They enjoyed spending time at their Conestoga cottage and winters in Florida, and visiting family and friends. Philip was a devoted member of the Carmel Church in Kitchener.
A memorial service will be held at Carmel New Church, 40 Chapel Hill Dr. Kitchener, on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Henry Walser Funeral Home, (519) 749-8467. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario - Research or Phil and Anne Heinrichs Fund through the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Philips memorial.
Passing of Retiree Rick Hertel "Augie"
Hertel, Richard Henry
Surrounded by his family, Richard Henry Hertel, 67, passed away November 6, 2016 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Richard is survived by his wife Carol, son Matthew and his wife Joanne, daughter Abbey and her son Nolin, brother, Bill and sister Jane and their families. Lovingly remembered by many cousins. Richard was a "very special" grandpa; Nolin will miss the tractor and golf cart rides with grandpa. Richard was a very proud member of the Kitchener Fire Department having retired in 2005 after 29 years. We have been blessed with awesome family and friends who were always there during Richard's eight year battle with throat cancer. Richard, known by many as Augie, Augie Doggie, Kick it Ricky and many others, could do anything.....build a house, carve a sign and whip up a great meal. He could hardly take a picture without a funny face and his dry humour made everyone laugh. Richard and Carol travelled every chance they could and always lived life to the fullest. This man just never stopped and that is one trait that made him so admired. Ricky gave so much to others and for that he will always live on....remember his motto, "enjoy each day" and he will live on in you. LTS (Life's too Short)
A special gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at Golf's Steak House, 598 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, Ontario. Richard received excellent care from the London Health Sciences Centre Cancer Unit and the ENT Department (Dr Kevin Fung). Memorial donations to the ENT Dept., LHSC, would be appreciated by the family (cards available).
Online condolences and donations may be arranged through www.wmkippfuneralhome.com or by contacting Wm. Kipp at 519-632-8228.
The November General Meeting will be held on Tuesday November 15, 2016 at HQ in the Training Room starting at 7:30 pm. All business from the previous meeting to present will be discussed.
2017 KPFFA Executive and Committee Members
The Main Executive
President- Steve Jones
Secretary- Brian Forbes
Treasurer- Daryl Greb
V.P. - Alan Taylor
Health and Safety