tn IMG 9916HPFFA members and family participated in the 9th annual Strides for the General at Bayfront Park on September 14.  Strides For The General is the signature fundraising event for Hamilton General Hospital Foundation. Since 2011, more than $1,084,550 has been raised to purchase high priority equipment and enhance patient care at Hamilton General Hospital. Click here for the coverage from CHCH News and representatives from the HPFFA.

tn IMG 9928The HPFFA was represented at Strides For The General with participants in the 5 km walk and the timed 5 km run, as well as an additional cheque donation to the cause! The event culminated in a celebration with live music, lunch and other fun activities.  Thank you to all members who participated and supported this local charity and cause!  Click here for the full Strides for the General HPFFA photo gallery



HPFFA members donated blood during July & August as part of the Canadian Blood Services national campaign called SIRENS for LIFE.  This campaign involves first responders in municipalities across the country participating in a friendly competition to see who can recruit the most blood donors in July and August. Check out the HPFFA Sirens for Life video here!

The results are in:
HAMILTON FIRE: 146 donorstn IMG 9020
HAMILTON POLICE: 13 donors
HAMILTON PARAMEDICS: 12 donors
*While only 4% of elibigible Canadians donate blood, the HPFFA was able to recruit an incredible 33% of their membership to donate during this campaign!

tn IMG 9197In addition, the HPFFA hosted an inter-Platoon challenge amongst the shifts.  For the 3rd straight year, C Platoon recruited the most donors and won the grand prize!
C PLATOON: 66 donors
A PLATOON : 42 donors
B PLATOON: 19 donors
D PLATOON: 14 donors
Day Shift: 1 donor
*Unaccounted: 4 donors

Thank you to everyone including members, family, friends and community partners who participated, recruited and donated during this campaign.  People can donate every 59 days.  Call 1-888-2-DONATE or visit www.blood.ca to make your next appointment today.

tn IMG 9731HPFFA members continue to donate blood as part of the Canadian Blood Services national campaign called SIRENS for LIFE.  This campaign involves first responders in municipalities across the country participating in a friendly competition to see who can recruit the most blood donors in July and August.  Help your local #HamOnt Firefighters, Police and Paramedics to recruit 170 donors this summer.  Call 1-888-2-DONATE or visit www.blood.ca to make an appointment today.

Click here for the full Final Push photo gallery.

tn IMG 9734On Saturday, August 17, 2019, HPFFA members and family participated in the 5th Annual Hell in the Harbour race in Hamilton.  This fundraiser for Ontario Special Olympics, hosted by Hamilton Police had participants race across a 6km course spanning Hamilton’s beautiful waterfront and featured over 17 obstacles. It was a great day filled with the fun of the race, food trucks, entertainment and post race celebrations!
Members of the Hamilton Fire Combat Challenge team helped out by hosting one of the 17 obstacles!

Click here for the full HPFFA Hell in the Harbour photo gallery
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tn IMG 9465Since 1978, The Equestrian Association for the Disabled (T.E.A.D.) has provided thousands of individuals young and old with a different approach to their situation. tn IMG 9484Located in Mount Hope, T.E.A.D. is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through equestrian therapy, a proven method in dealing with the challenges presented to them by their disabilities.

The HPFFA Charity & Community Support team helped out on August 7, 2019 with some needed work. The heattn IMG 9504 did not slow these Local 288 members down as they constructed a new horse shelter in one of the paddocks, removed and replaced gate posts and cleaned up some brush.  It was a great day with the TEAD staff, horses, dogs and barn cats!  The HPFFA is proud to support this local Hamilton organization making a difference in the community. Click here to visit the TEAD web-site.

Click here for the complete photo gallery this TEAD Support Day