tn IMG 7873Members of the HPFFA-Local 288, along with family, participated in the 125th Around the Bay Road Race in Hamilton taking on the 5km and 30km routes.  St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Foundation is one of the charities benefiting from this event in which $3.5 million has been raised for that organizations.  Other charities are also now benefiting from this incredible event.  The HPFFA team was honoured to participate and donate to this event and looking forward to 2020!

Click here for complete race details.

tn IMG 7868Every year the Hamilton Minor Hockey Initiation Program (HMHIP) hosts a final fun hockey day, "SUPER SATURDAY" at the end of March to complete the season for hundreds of 4-6 year olds in the program.  The HPFFA Charity has been a long time supporter and sponsor of this program, helping to make a difference for these youth in Hamilton  On March 30, Super Saturday took place at Mohawk 4Ice.  Members of the HPFFA were on hand to help celebrate and hand out medals to all the deserving players who commited to a season of skill, teamwork and most importantly, fun!  Keep your stick on the ice and see you next season!tn IMG 7869

tn IMG 7849The Hamilton Professional Fire Fighter’s Association (HPFFA), Local 288 is proud to support Autism Ontario with the World Autism Awareness Day in Hamilton.  This event took place on Saturday, March 30 at the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.  Hundreds of attendees had opportunities to learn about support options, review available programs, network with organizations and other families, play games, interact with service dogs and many more educational provisions.  In addition, the event hosted a clown, face painting, an HFD crew & fire truck, Home Depot building area, free Tim Hortons hot drinks, giveaways, vendors and more.

The HPFFA Charity was proud to provide a $1,000 donation to support this worthy cause and event.

tn IMG 7721The Hamilton Professional Fire Fighter’s Association (HPFFA), Local 288 has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help ensure that lifesaving blood products are available to hospital patients in need. The HPFFA adopted the Hamilton blood donor clinic and committed to recruit new donors and fill appointments to help collect as many donations as possible over March Break 2019 at the clinic (35 Stone Church Road in Ancaster).

This year, 100,000 new blood donors are needed across Canada to meet patient needs – includingtn IMG 7722 1,200 needed right here in the Hamilton community. We invite Hamilton residents to join us and make an appointment to donate blood. Simply call 1-888-2-DONATE or visit to make an appointment
You can take part by making an appointment to give life during March Break (March 11-18). Too busy during March Break? No problem!  The Clinic needs donors every other week as well!  And it only takes about an hour of your time.