MGEU Wildfire Service member dies from work-related injuries

July 19 2022

The National Union expresses its sincerest condolences on this tragic loss.

The Pas, Manitoba (19 July 2022) ─ A Manitoba Wildfire Service member has died from injuries he sustained while on the job. In a statement posted on social media Tuesday July 12, 2022, the Thompson Professional Firefighters Association identified the firefighter as Tyler Riley Manych, saying he died from injuries he sustained in the line of duty.

“Our deepest condolences to his family, friends, our brothers and sisters of the Manitoba Wildfire Service community and The Pas Fire Department of which Tyler was a member,” the statement reads.

A spokesperson for the province confirmed the death on Wednesday, July 13, saying the Manitoba Wildfire Service staff member was seriously injured while at the workplace on Monday, July 11. The provincial spokesperson said, as the incident happened on the job, an investigation has been launched. They did not provide any further information about the death, saying it would not be appropriate to comment further.

“On behalf of all the members of our union, I would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Tyler Riley Manych,” said Bert Blundon, NUPGE President.