Cambridge Fire and the Cambridge Professional Fire Fighters’ Association launch partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada

Posted on Monday December 19, 2022

Cambridge, Ontario. December 19, 2022 – The Cambridge Fire Department (CFD) and Cambridge Professional Fire Fighters’ Association (CPFFA) are pleased to announce a partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada.  With this partnership, Wounded Warriors Canada will provide an additional layer of mental health support and resources to Cambridge’s firefighters and their families.

Wounded Warriors Canada is a national mental health service provider that delivers leading-edge operational stress injury (OSI) programs. The organization has brought together a vast clinical team with over 100 clinicians nationally that have the requisite training and expertise to support the mental health needs of uniformed service members and their families. Wounded Warriors Canada’s programs not only support individuals, but also couples, spouses, surviving spouses, and children of those who serve or have served Canada.

Wounded Warriors Canada’s Before Operational Stress (BOS) program leads their trauma informed workplace training programs and provides public safety personnel with theoretical, practical, and experiential learning to enhance their resilience and mental health. Firefighters, along with paramedics, police officers, and Correctional Service Officers, are exposed to unimaginable stressors during their duties. The CFD and CPFFA’s partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada is a positive step in providing Cambridge firefighters with improved access to culturally specific mental health services and support.

“Partnerships are vital, given the complexity of operational stress injuries. Wounded Warriors Canada provides resource options to our firefighters and their families. The key is to provide timely access to evidence-based mental health care treatment and counselling services in a clinical environment where the individual feels safe and comfortable,” said Fire Chief Brian Arnold. “The Cambridge Fire Department can also augment our training to personnel through Wounded Warriors to make exposure management a new professional standard.”

Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada, stated, “We know that no single organization can provide the 100% solution when it comes to the mental health needs of its members and their families. By working together, we are breaking down barriers to care while reducing stigma for those who serve. We’re grateful to have the support of Cambridge Fire and Cambridge Professional Fire Fighters’ Association and we look forward to working with the team in the months and years to come.”

“Our firefighters face highly stressful, challenging and traumatic situations on a regular basis, which can have lasting impacts on firefighters’ mental well-being.  The partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada will be beneficial in assisting our members and their families in times of need” said Steve McArthur, President of the Cambridge Professional Fire Fighters’ Association.  “We are pleased to have these new services available to our members and their families.”




About the Cambridge Fire Department

The City of Cambridge Fire Department's mission is to "Save Lives, Prevent Injury, and Protect Property. Cambridge Fire has fire has 6 stations throughout the city with Station 1 Headquarters being at 1625 Bishop Street North.  There are approximately 127 firefighters in suppression and 17 staff makes up Fire Prevention, Training, Administration Public Education, Mechanical and Communications.  For more information visit us at or follow on Twitter at CambridgeFD.


About the City of Cambridge

The City of Cambridge is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With over 140,000 residents, Cambridge is the second largest community within Waterloo Region. It is strategically located astride highway 401 in southwestern Ontario, part of the Toronto to Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor. With a multicultural mix and a strong foundation of support services, Cambridge has a diverse economic base with leading industries in advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, nuclear, pharmaceutical, business and financial services.


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