tn IMG 5913Every year the Canadian Blood Services hosts the Sirens for Life Campaign in communities all over the Country in which Fire Fighters, Police and Paramedics compete for the highest number of blood donors during that time.  This year, Sirens for Life is taking place during the months of July and August.  Donors can donate blood on behalf of any of the First Responders to help with this fun competition while also making a difference and potentially saving a life.

In addition to the Sirens for Life Campaign, the HPFFA also hosts an internal Platoon Challenge, to see which Platoon is most willing to roll up their sleeves. Each Platoon was assigned a date to donate as a group in July.  As well, HPFFA friends and family are encouraged to donate on behalf of the Platoon of their choice any time during the campaign.  Any HPPFA members who missed their Platoon date can donate anytime in July or August..

Remember – you can donate every 56 days for men and every 84 days for women. Please call 1-888-2-DONATE, visit www.blood.ca or download the APP to make your next appointment!

Check out the 2018 Sirens for Life photos in the Gallery!

tn IMG 5844The Hamilton Fire Fighters Charity Bed-Push took place on June 23 at Bayfront Park in Hamilton. The fundraiser benefited the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation and was sponsored by the Healthcare and Municipal Employees' Credit Union (HMECU).  

Check out this video created by SilverBirch Media capturing the entire event, fun, friends of the charity, atmosphere, food and uniqueness of this fundraiser!  Thank you SilverBirch for all your work and support of the HPFFA Charity. 

Click here for the: HAMILTON FIRE FIGHTERS CHARITY BED-PUSH RACE DAY VIDEO

Click here for the Bed-Push Photo gallery

Thank you  to all of the volunteers, participants, supporters, friends, HPFFA members & family who helped to make this fundraiser a success.  A special thank you to the Bed-Push Committee for all of their hard work and dedication to making this event come to life. tn kidsFF

This event could not have happened without the support of sponsors, donors and special friends of the charity, including:
  • HMECU
  • Hamilton Health Science Foundation
  • Hamilton Fire Department
  • WestJet
  • SilverBirch Media
  • Threshold School of Building
  • the Healthiest Family on Earth
  • Wine & Country Barbeque
  • the Dog House
  • Starfield Lion
  • Clifford Brewing
  • Street Seen Media Advertising
  • Mr. Grande Pizza
  • Athens Printing
  • FibreLam
  • RRT (Rapid Relief Team)
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Y108
  • Art by Air
  • Caffeinated Studio
Congratulations to the winning teams:
HIGHEST FUNDRAISER: TEAM HMECU
CHAMPION TEAM: HPFFA D PLATOON
MOST SPIRITED TEAM: TEAM HMECU
 
Winner of the WestJet Flight for two was: Rob Kurluk!  Congratulations Rob!
 
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A 727 proved little challenge for team HPFFA on June 3 at the Hamilton International Airport (and the Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum).  The team, made up of HPFFA members, family and friends, pulled the 727 in support of McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation while competing against dozens of other teams for fastest pull!  While the HPFFA didn't have the fastest time, the Charity was able to make a donation of $1,200 to the cause.  Check the video out here of the one of the HPFFA team's pulls.

Thank you to all participants, volunteers and organizers for a great event supporting a great cause!

Please click here for the Plane Pull Gallery