The IAFF Canadian Office is looking for original (non-copyrighted) photos and short videos of COVID-19 related response from our locals, for future advocacy purposes.
In order to assess trends in availability and to best advocate our members’ health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAFF would like to be aware of any shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that affiliates may be experiencing.
In response to the COVID-19 situation, Muscular Dystrophy Canada has provided the following message to be shared with our IAFF Canadian leadership:
The IAFF commends local and provincial affiliates for their effective use of social media during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At this time the IAFF Canadian Office, in conjunction with District Vice Presidents LeBlanc, Burry and Carter and Canadian Legal Counsel Sean McManus, is actively assisting locals with a number of emerging issues.
Affiliates may have noted an e-mail from the IAFF Tuesday with information about free mental health resources for first responders via telephone.
The IAFF Canadian Office and Canadian District Vice Presidents will be keeping our Canadian affiliate leadership up to date on issues arising during the COVID-19 pandemic with regular e-mail blasts and with special e-mail bulletins when warranted.
In an effort to help contain the rapid spread of COVID-19, Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced yesterday, that the federal Quarantine Act will now be in effect.
The IAFF position on PPE, testing and vaccines is that fire fighters who respond to emergency medical calls should be given the same considerations and protections as other frontline healthcare workers.
In an unprecedented effort to bring direct financial aid to Canadians, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau introduced Bill C-13, The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act.