United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg
President Alex Forrest has lent the UFFW endorsement to a number of candidates for political office.
In the 2010 Winnipeg municipal election, President Alex Forrest lent the UFFW endorsement to mayoral candidate Sam Katz in his successful bid for re-election, against opponent Judy Wasylycia-Leis. 
In the 2015 Manitoba NDP leadership contest, President Alex Forrest first lent the UFFW endorsement to leadership candidate Steve Ashton in his unsuccessful run to become leader of the NDP.  After Steve Ashton came third on the first ballot of the Manitoba NDP leadership contest and was eliminated from the leadership race, President Alex Forrest lent the UFFW endorsement to leadership candidate Greg Selinger. In exchange for the support Greg Selinger reportedly promised to delay the implementation of self-regulation for paramedics. 
Firefighters & Paramedics
As a result of differing priorities between Winnipeg Firefighters and Paramedics, the Paramedics Association of Manitoba has asked the Manitoba NDP to allow Winnipeg paramedics to form a self-regulating organization, a request UFFW President Alex Forrest opposes.  As a result of the UFFW endorsement Alex Forrest lent to Greg Selinger during the Manitoba NDP leadership race, the MGEU sent a letter asking for clarification on the association's self regulation bid submitted on behalf of Winnipeg Paramedics. 
- Manitoba Fire Fighters Make a Statement in the Federal Election Archived December 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., 15 October 2008, accessed 17 December 2008.
- Larkins, David (3 August 2015). "Voters question long campaign". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
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