Pickering Fire Services announces new partnership to benefit mental health

Pickering Fire Services (PFS) and the Pickering Professional Fire Fighters Association (PPFA) are partnering with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) in support of mental health for first responders and their families.

WWC is a national mental health charity that combines gateway programming, clinical support, research, and mental health promotion to support uniformed service personnel and their families.

This new partnership will provide an additional layer of mental health service support for PFS and PPFA members.

“Pickering Fire Services is proud to partner with Wounded Warriors Canada,” said Chief John Hagg. “With the variety of challenges our first responders face, this partnership reinforces that they have a strong support system they can rely on and various avenues to explore when it comes to mental health services.”

“We look forward to working with Wounded Warriors Canada,” said PPFA President Mike Palachik. “This partnership and support from our Fire Chief, the City and our Mayor show the dedication and importance they place on our well-being. We are proud to serve the residents of Pickering and equally proud to have the support from the City when our members need it most.”

“The City of Pickering is proud to support this new partnership,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “Our first responders work tirelessly to protect and serve our residents, and this partnership will ensure that they are receiving the support they need.”

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