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Be a Safety Leader: Join Our Wolf Pack

We are looking for partners to make a commitment to safety by joining our Wolf Pack. By joining the pack, you are committing to the safety and well being of first responders and your own workforce.

WHY A WOLF PACK?

The wolf is the symbol of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) because it stands for leadership, loyalty and a strong sense of family. These traits are important when it comes to workplace…

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Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on April 8, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

29-Day Challenge enters its final week – help us reach our goal!

29 Days – $2,900 Corporate Donations – $29,000 Fundraising Goal

Honour the legacy of fallen Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos – and support workplace safety and first responder safety – by taking The 29-Day Challenge.

We launched The 29-Day Challenge on Sept. 29th with a call for individual donations of $29 and we’re now into our last week – and the last phase of the campaign. Several donors have heeded the call for $29…

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Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on October 23, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Take The 29-Day Challenge!

29 Days – $29 Donations – $29,000 Fundraising Goal

Honour the legacy of fallen Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos by taking The 29-Day Challenge.

WHAT IS THE 29-DAY CHALLENGE?

The 29-Day Challenge is a fundraising campaign in support of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF). It kicks off on Sept. 29th, 2012, lasts 29 days and encourages people to…

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Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on October 2, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Looking for Public Service Announcements? We can help

Whether you’re looking for print, radio or video PSAs, the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) can help you out.

The JPMF educates the public about their role in keeping emergency responders – including police, firefighters, paramedics and tow truck drivers – safe on the job. Our PSAs raise awareness about workplace and traffic safety issues facing first responders.



Print PSAs

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Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on February 1, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments

11th Anniversary of the Death of John Petropoulos

11 years ago today, Calgary Police Service Const. John Petropoulos died in the line of duty. He was investigating a break & enter call at a warehouse when he fell through a false ceiling. A safety railing would have saved his life. Today we're thinking about John and the loved ones he left behind and asking you to consider this question: Is your workplace safe for everyone?

Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on September 29, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

New ads urge drivers to yield to emergency vehicles

Stay alert behind the wheel and pull over when emergency vehicles approach. That’s the message from a series of new public service announcements (PSAs) from the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF).



The print PSAs – which will be published in newspapers, magazines and online – depict an emergency vehicle in a driver’s side mirror, along with the words “Stay Alert” and “Pull Over.” They encourage drivers to yield the right of way to emergency vehicles that have their lights and…

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Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on November 3, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Vote for Put Yourself in Our Boots safety campaign online

The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund's Put Yourself in Our Boots campaign aims to reduce preventable injuries and fatalities and promote traffic and workplace safety for emergency service workers, including police, fire and EMS personnel.



The campaign is creating a culture where safety for emergency service workers - who may have to attend the premises in an emergency - is an integral aspect of every workplace.



The campaign includes a 10-minute safety video, as well as print,… Continue

Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on October 29, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

JPMF set to embark on Driving for Change Tour of British Columbia

The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) is hitting the highway as part of a cross-B.C. tour to promote its Driving For Change public awareness campaign and to educate motorists about the province’s new rules of the road to protect emergency workers.



The JPMF, which strives to eliminate preventable workplace fatalities and… Continue

Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on May 8, 2009 at 1:05pm — No Comments

JPMF recognizes International Day of Mourning

The John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) is urging everyone to reflect on the importance of workplace safety during the International Day of Mourning on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009.



“The International Day of Mourning is an important reminder to all of us to pause and remember the workers who have died on the job or passed away due to work-related illnesses. It’s also an important time to think about all those people who have been injured on the job - and take a… Continue

Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on April 28, 2009 at 1:55am — No Comments

JPMF Sponsorship Opportunities

Whether you'd like to be involved in a Calgary Stampede BBQ, a charity golf tournament or a workplace safety video, the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund has several sponsorship opportunities available for upcoming events and projects.



Click the following links to find out more about how you can get involved:



- JPMF Calgary Stampede BBQ, July 4th



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Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on April 22, 2009 at 11:58am — No Comments

JPMF Chair Maryanne Pope making news



JPMF Chair Maryanne Pope made news over the weekend. She was interviewed for stories in the Globe & Mail and the Red Deer Advocate newspapers.



Click here to read the story in the Advocate and here to see the Globe…

Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on April 6, 2009 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Introduction to the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund



Constable John Petropoulos, a police officer with the Calgary Police Service in Canada, passed away on September 29, 2000 at the age of 32. John passed away in the line of duty while investigating a break & enter complaint. He died from brain injuries sustained after falling through a false ceiling, as there was no safety railing to warn him of the danger.



After his death,… Continue

Added by John Petropoulos Memorial Fund on March 26, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

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