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9 hours ago
Peter Dyson

The International Association of Fire Fighters and Ontario's Fire Fighters are working each and every day to lobby our provincial and Federal governments to make our workplace safer!

IAFF Canada - AIP
Ontario Government
Oshawa Firefighters
City of Oshawa - Municipal GovernmentWhen fire fighters sweat, their pours open. Soot, which is a known Group 1 carcinogen and a top cancer-causing agent, gets sucked into the body through the skin on their faces, hands and under their gear.

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The International Association of Fire Fighters and Ontarios Fire Fighters are working each and every day to lobby our provincial and Federal governments to make our workplace safer! 

IAFF Canada - AIP
Ontario Government
Oshawa Firefighters
City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
9 hours ago
Peter Dyson

Too many names are added every year. No person should go to work to protect thier community and get cancer. We need to do more, we must do more, we will do more. As local President of Oshawa Firefighters, Zone 1 Director for Ontario's Fire Fighters and a proud member of the International Association of Fire Fighters I commit to do whatever it takes!

Ontario Government
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Too many names are added every year. No person should go to work to protect thier community and get cancer.  We need to do more, we must do more, we will do more.  As local President of Oshawa Firefighters, Zone 1 Director for Ontarios Fire Fighters and a proud member of the International Association of Fire Fighters I commit to do whatever it takes! 

Ontario Government
IAFF Canada - AIP
City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
9 hours ago
Oshawa Firefighters

We must continue to do everything we can as a union to limit exposure our members have. We will do whatever it takes for our members.

City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
IAFF Canada - AIP
Ontario's Fire FightersWhen fire fighters sweat, their pours open. Soot, which is a known Group 1 carcinogen and a top cancer-causing agent, gets sucked into the body through the skin on their faces, hands and under their gear.

IAFF Canada - AIP
Ontario Government
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We must continue to do everything we can as a union to limit exposure our members have.  We will do whatever it takes for our members. 

City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
IAFF Canada - AIP
Ontarios Fire Fighters

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Please do been through 3 years of tests and 2 operations but just got all clear at xmas.

A real worry for all. The cancer affects the whole family who worry about their hero. 🧑🏼‍🚒

9 hours ago
Oshawa Firefighters

Too many names are added every year. We remain firmin our commitment to do what ever it takes to reverse this trend.

City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
IAFF Canada - AIP
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Too many names are added every year.  We remain firmin our commitment to do what ever it takes to reverse this trend. 

City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
IAFF Canada - AIP
Ontarios Fire Fighters

IAFF Local 465, Oshawa Professional Fire Fighters Association and the entire International Association of Fire Fighters are committed to doing what we need to do to reverse this trend!

City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
Ontario's Fire Fighters
IAFF Canada - AIPPinpointing the exact cause of cancer is extremely difficult because fire fighters are not exposed to just one agent. They are exposed to multiple cancer-causing agents through multiple routes of exposure.

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IAFF Local 465, Oshawa Professional Fire Fighters Association and the entire International Association of Fire Fighters are committed to doing what we need to do to reverse this trend! 

City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
Ontarios Fire Fighters
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The Oshawa Professional Firefighters Association (OPFFA) represents the men and women that make up the Oshawa Fire Service. The Association has a long a proud history in the community of Oshawa. In 1936 the Oshawa Professional Firefighters became affiliated with the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF).

The IAFF was formed in 1918 when 24 locals with 36 delegates representing firefighters from across North American gathered in Washington, DC. The first order of business for this group of firefighters was to adopt a constitution and bylaws then that was followed by decisions that included publishing a firefighting magazine, a salary structure for officers and creating a firefighters fund to benefit orphaned children of firefighters.

The founding group of firefighters worked hard to unite in order to improve working conditions for the fire service which suffered form long working hours (84 hour work weeks), low wages, and minimal safety standards. This affected not only their own lives, but the service they were able to give to their communities.

Over the years the IAFF has been instrumental in areas of occupational health and safety, working towards fire-based emergency medical services, hazardous materials training, RIT training and many more.

The OPFFA, also known as IAFF Local 465 works to ensure that the firefighters that protect the City of Oshawa are treated fairly and with respect. The OPFFA represents members in all divisions of the fire department; Suppression, Training, Mechanical, Prevention and Communications.

The OPFFA is also a member of the Ontario Professional Firefighters Association.

The OPFFA is active in our community, the City of Oshawa, through the benevolent committee, that’s works to raise money each year through donations that can in turn be donated to support local charities and organizations. The largest event is the annual boot toll that takes place at the end of the summer at the Oshawa Center.

The Association is run through a democratic process by the Executive Board that is made up a President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Executive Assistant.

For more information on the Association and how the Association works in our community please email [email protected]

 

We Do More Than Save Lives!

 Oshawa Fire Fighters would like to thank everyone who has supported our donation drives throughout the years. With the generosity of our friends, we have been able to provide the community throughout the Oshawa area with funds designed to help the public and Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Through our non-profit charity, Oshawa Fire Fighters continue to support local area programs and services as well as the MDC.