10 hours ago

Oshawa Firefighters

Since 2002, almost two out of every three firefighters who died in the line of duty died of cancer. Things are not the same for firefighters outside of Ontario. It’s shameful that @cityofbaytown, Texas and Beachwood, Ohio will not do the right thing and approve the worker compensation claims from these firefighters who put public safety above all else. Doug Stern International Association of Fire Fighters

www.cbsnews.com/news/firefighters-battle-occupational-cancer/

Firefighters battle occupational cancer
Since 2002, almost 2 out of 3 firefighters who died in the line of duty died of cancer, as today's fires produce an ever-more toxic brew of chemicals, yet many sickened first responders are being denied workers' comp benefits
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What about heart attacks?

24 hours ago

Oshawa Firefighters

We send our condolences to the Meilleur family and the members of Deep River for their loss.Deep River Fire Fighters are honouring our Fallen Brother Lindsay Meilleur today at a service at 11 am at the Deep River arena. Firefighters and uniformed personnel will follow our fallen Brother in a funeral procession from the Deep River firehall to the arena, stepping off at 10:45 am. “Rest Easy Lindsay, we have it from here, you will never be forgotten” Ontario's Fire Fighters IAFF Canada - AIP ... See MoreSee Less

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#fatherday #fathersday #happyfathersday #2019 #june #infographic #today #insta

2 days ago

Oshawa Firefighters

Congratulations to the Oshawa Firefighters at the Rob Penney Slow Pitch Tournament. Champions for the third straight year. Thank you to Toronto Firefighters for hosting another successful event. Raising money for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The tournament has raised over 1 million dollars for cancer research since 1989.

#Oshawa #oshawaproud #firefighter #firefighters #cancer #fundraising #cancerresearch #community #wecare #opffa #iaff #oshfire #torontofire #torontofirefighters #baseball #slowpitch #slopitch #fun #thisweekend #cancersucks #princessmargarethospital #champions @ Toronto, Ontario
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Way to go guys .Congrats

2 days ago

Oshawa Firefighters

It’s fire safety day at your local beer store in Ontario. Oshawa Firefighters are at two local locations till 2pm to answer questions about your safety. Stop by before 2pm today. 200 Ritson Road North and 257 Wentworth Street West. Oshawa Firefighters Carr about your safety.

#firefighter #firefighters #iaff #opffa #frontlines #publicsafety #smokealarm #mysmokealarmworks #fireprevention #beerstore #ontario #questions #iaffsafety #community #wecare #fire #oshawa #ouroshawa #youroshawa #firepreventionmonth #firesafety @ Oshawa, Ontario
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It’s fire safety day at your local beer store in Ontario. Oshawa Firefighters are at two local locations till 2pm to answer questions about your safety. Stop by before 2pm today. 200 Ritson Road North and 257 Wentworth Street West.  Oshawa Firefighters Carr about your safety. 

#firefighter #firefighters #iaff #opffa #frontlines #publicsafety #smokealarm #mysmokealarmworks #fireprevention #beerstore #ontario #questions #iaffsafety #community #wecare #fire #oshawa #ouroshawa #youroshawa #firepreventionmonth #firesafety @ Oshawa, OntarioImage attachmentImage attachment
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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. To those working today and not able to spend time with their family we say Thank You! @opffa @IAFFCanada @oshawacity @OshawaFire #FathersDay

#Oshawa #Firefighters won the Rob Penney Slow Pitch Tournament for the 3rd straight year! Thank you to @TPFFA for hosting. Great success raising over 1 million $ since 1989 for #cancer #research. @opffa @IAFFCanada @OshawaFire @oshawacity @TPFFA @thePMCF @FightEndCancer @UHN

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Have a question on fire safety? There is still time to head to your local @TheBeerStoreON. #Oshawa #Firefighters are at 2 locations in @oshawacity. 200 Ritson road North and 257 Wentworth St West till 2pm. @OshawaFire @opffa @IAFFCanada @CarsonRyan3964 #firesafety #publicsafety

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Very powerful clip. Elected officials have a duty to put the health and safety of first responders as a top priority. Firefighters will always place #publicsafety first. We stand with our brothers and sisters in the #USA. #firefighter @opffa @IAFFCanada @OshawaFire @oshawacity

Associated FF of Illinois@AFFI1935

Powerful. https://t.co/bEpSBZ4kz2

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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 info@iaff465.com

 

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.