My wife has been a true hero. We had our daughter last June, she has been stuck at home alone with no backup child care, unable to use our parents for babysitting. Her entire life is on hold now while this is all going on, and makes sure every day our daughter is taken care of.
Terry Howe | Sarnia, Ontario
Yes! My wife and daughter deliver food each week through a local org. called Sarnia Blessings.
Delivering food for those in need, less fortunate, and those affected by COVID.
Corey Lott | Regina, Saskatchewan
My wife has spent since March with the kids (ages 5 and 3) while working from home. She has been a HERO working harder than ever. The kids have became even better friends than before.
I appreciate their sacrifices while I go to work.
Tom Coffey | Medicine Hat, Alberta
During COVID our fire family has been hit with some crappy news of two of our member's cancer taking hold in a more aggressive way. This news in the last couple of weeks has added to the stress levels of our entire fire family.
Anne-Marie Jacobs | Pritchard, BC
My husband is an RCMP officer and has been working tirelessly for us and his community. He truly is my hero!
Skylar Keen | Cochrane, Alberta
I've been working the whole time as a firefighter for rockyview county and a peace officer for the city of Calgary.
For detailed recommendations about proper precautions while on duty conducting emergency response, please refer regularly to the IAFF’s online COVID-19 resource page.
As the weeks progress, the IAFF, Canadian District Vice Presidents and affiliated Provincial Associations have assisted local affiliates with numerous health and safety, operational and labour relations issues that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you to local affiliates for responding to our request to fill out the IAFF online COVID-19 Tracker survey and for updating it on a regular basis.
As municipalities experience significant revenue shortfalls as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, locals may be concerned about the near and long-term impact on such things as frontline staffing and collective bargaining.