JPMF Safety Presentations

Our safety presentations provide a different perspective on workplace safety – that of a first responder who may have to attend a premise during an emergency, such as a crime in progress, a fire, or a medical situation.

What is familiar to you could be deadly to them. When communities work together, we increase the chances that everyone gets home safely from work. 

View a short video about our presentations.

Meet Our Speakers

Cliff O'Brien

Cliff O’Brien – Cliff is a Superintendent with the Calgary Police Service and he also serves as Chair of the JPMF. A founding member of the Memorial Fund, Cliff was a good friend and classmate of John’s. He is proud to talk about workplace and traffic safety in an effort to prevent future injuries and fatalities to first responders.

Maryanne Pope

Maryanne was married to John Petropoulos and has worked closely with the JPMF since it's inception. She is the author of "A Widow’s Awakening" and writes blogs, play scripts & screenplays. She is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions Inc and lives on Vancouver Island, BC.

Sample Feedback on Presentations

“I have been involved in safety for 18 years, and 9 years as a manager. I am almost embarrassed to admit that I never thought of the health & safety of emergency response workers who may have to enter our “property. This presentation brought a much-needed awareness to our organization.” 

“The JPMF safety presentation drives home a very strong message. We will incorporate this material into our own in-house safety presentations. Thank you for the work you do.”


“I had the opportunity to see a JPMF safety presentation at a safety luncheon and I must say it hit a chord for me. I work at a manufacturing facility and am responsible for the 5S program. When I listened to John’s story, I could relate it to our facility – not because our facility is a mess or we lack processes, but because I could see how easily it could happen…and how easily it could have been prevented.”

 “I never thought of workplace safety from the perspective of emergency responders. This presentation was an excellent eye opener.”