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Not forgotten: Platoon Chief Matthew B Mroczeck. Died in the Line of Duty - September 28, 2002. #LODD #OTD ... See MoreSee Less

Not forgotten: Platoon Chief Matthew B Mroczeck. Died in the Line of Duty - September 28, 2002. #LODD #OTD

We stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in the police service. Never forgotten.National Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Held Virtually

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, the National Police and Peace Officers Memorial held a virtual Service from Ottawa due to the restrictions from COVID-19.

At DRPS a bagpiper attended all our Divisions to play Amazing Grace in to recognize this important event, and to show support for all the families and loved ones of these fallen heroes.

On September 24, 1998 the Government of Canada officially proclaimed the last Sunday of September of every year as Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day. This National Memorial Day gives Canadians an opportunity each year to formally express appreciation for the dedication of police and peace officers, which made the ultimate tragic sacrifice to keep our communities safe.

Thank you to everyone for honouring our Heroes In Life.
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We stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in the police service. Never forgotten.

Maintain the wall between you and COVID19

Washing our hands will help stop the spread of #COVID19

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City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
IAFF Canada - AIP
#publicsafety
#washyourhands
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Maintain the wall between you and COVID19

Washing our hands will help stop the spread of #COVID19

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City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
IAFF Canada - AIP
#publicsafety
#washyourhands

COVID-19 Safety Tips. Your Oshawa Firefighters have put together a short video to share some simple actions you and your family can take to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The actions we take today will impact how fast we are able to stop the spread during this pandemic. ... See MoreSee Less

Today at 9am Oshawa City Council will be given a presentation from Dillon Consulting regarding the future of Oshawa Fire Services.

Watch live online @ calendar.oshawa.ca/Meetings/Index?StartDate=09/23/2020&EndDate=09/23/2020

Oshawa Professional Firefighters Association President, Peter Dyson will speak to Oshawa City Council via telephone during the meeting to speak on behalf of frontline firefighters.

City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
Ontario's Fire Fighters
IAFF Canada - AIP
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Today at 9am Oshawa City Council will be given a presentation from Dillon Consulting regarding the future of Oshawa Fire Services. 

Watch live online @ https://calendar.oshawa.ca/Meetings/Index?StartDate=09/23/2020&EndDate=09/23/2020

Oshawa Professional Firefighters Association President,  Peter Dyson will speak to Oshawa City Council via telephone during the meeting to speak on behalf of frontline firefighters. 

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