• Your Stories: Helen Bridge

    Posted June 11, 2020

    Helen Bridge | Kitchener, Ontario

    During these uncertain times, it is difficult for me and our four children to watch my husband go off to work for 24 hours to face this pandemic straight on! We honour our first responders by illuminating a red heart and blue twinkle lights from our window every evening. We hope they recognize our gratitude for their contribution.

  • Your Stories: Lawreen Barber

    Posted June 11, 2020

    Lawreen Barber | Edmonton Area, Alberta

    Hi there, my husband is a firefighter with Edmonton Fire, and I am a member of Strathcona Fire local 2461, as a Fire dispatcher. During COVID we were both so lucky to work for essential services so that we could pay our bills and support our children.

  • Your Stories: Nicholas Varey

    Posted June 11, 2020

    Nicholas Varey | Waterloo, Ontario

    My wife and two daughters have been my absolute rock when I come home from shift. My wife, Leanne, has been looking after our girls (3 & 1) and managing her career and pursuing her PhD in Developmental Psychology.

  • Your Stories: Damian Kelley

    Posted June 11, 2020

    Damian Kelley | Airdrie Alberta

    Hello, I am a Calgary firefighter and my wife at home is a registered nurse and she’s been working full time and I couldn’t be more proud of her and the work she does. She’s doing all this and has been there for me at home after working the 24 hr shifts.

  • Your Stories: Samantha Hoffman

    Posted June 11, 2020

    Samantha Hoffman | Newmarket, Ontario

    My family are my heroes at home all the time - not just during the COVID 19 crisis. They fully support my role in the fire service and know that it will at times take me away from them.

  • Your Stories: Douglas Britton

    Posted June 11, 2020

    Douglas Britton | Edmonton Alberta

    My wife is an Advanced Care Paramedic who works at the U of Alberta Hospital. She has cared for and treated C-19 patients, worked countless hours dressed in PPE & was always ready to go back into the U of A to help out.

  • Your Stories: Jacquelyn Bell

    Posted June 11, 2020

    Jacquelyn Bell | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    My mom has sewn masks for our family members to wear if we have to go into the public. She has also dropped off hot meals on all her kids porches, trying to show her commitment to her family and the community by socially distancing

  • Your Stories: Richard Stone

    Posted June 11, 2020

    Richard Stone | Airdrie, Alberta

    In short, I got called back to work at the beginning of March. My wife is in Montana. I have not seen her in 3 months. I have been servicing Airdrie as a Captain.

  • Your Stories: Robert Currie

    Posted June 11, 2020

    Robert Currie | Orilla, Ontario

    My wife has been my hero. We had our second child during this, and has managed a newborn and type 1 diabetic toddler when I am on shift. No idea how she does it!

  • Your Stories: Alan Thomas

    Posted June 11, 2020

    Alan Thomas | Toronto, Ontario

    We are from the Active-Retiree Group in Toronto (3888) We continue to check in on each other and communicate as much information as we can in order to keep our members safe and healthy. Thank you, from the Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association.