We strive to eliminate preventable workplace fatalities and injuries to emergency responders by educating the public about its role in helping to keep these essential workers safe on the job.
About John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF)
Calgary Police Service Constable John Petropoulos passed away in the line of duty on Sept. 29, 2000. John was investigating a break and enter complaint when he stepped through a false ceiling, fell nine feet into the lunchroom below and succumbed to brain injuries. There was no safety railing to warn him of the danger. He was 32. After his death, several of John’s recruit classmates set up the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund (JPMF) and raised monies through the sale of memorial pins to fellow officers. Subsequent pin sales, grants, fundraisers and ongoing donations continue to sustain the Fund. Our safety initiatives offer people tangible tips they can implement in their workplaces and on the roads to help ensure emergency responders make it home safely to their families after every shift.
What People Are Saying
"I am impressed with your accomplishments and proud to support your efforts."
— Clint Dunford, Alberta Human Resources and Employment Minister (2004), Read More
"The effort of the JPMF is to be commended."
— Alberta Solicitor General Jonathan Denis (2014)
"I commend your organization in its efforts to eliminate workplace fatalities and injuries .... Thank you again for your commitment to injury prevention and help in creating public awareness."
— Ron Liepert, Minister of Health and Wellness (2008)
"Thank you once again for speaking to our organization about John’s story and the important messages of the JPMF. I know that by sharing these messages you are making a difference in people’s lives. "
— OHS Instructor
"The attendees really enjoyed your presentation and found it very useful both at work and at home. "
"Your presentation motivated me to look for potential hazards I've overlooked. It was all very informative."
"I enjoyed your safety presentation. Make this presentation available to every organization if possible."