2 days ago

Oshawa Firefighters

The weekend has arrived and that means many in our community will be heading to the backyard grill with family and friends. We want to make sure it’s a safe time so we are sharing our final video for safe grilling. Be ready to put out a fire on the grill! We hoped you enjoyed our series this week on BBQ safety. Be sure to check back next week for more safety tips. #publicsafwty #iaffsafetytips #bbq #grilling #bbqsafety International Association of Fire Fighters Ontario's Fire Fighters City of Oshawa - Municipal Government ... See MoreSee Less

Let’s keep this grilling season safe. Do not place your arms or hands over flames while cooking. Protect yourself from burns while grilling. It’s been a week full of safe grilling tips and sizzling good times. Stay tuned for our final video tomorrow. Your local firefighters care about your safety!

#bbq #bbqseason #backyardbbq #bbqlovers #grilling #grillingandchilling #bbqsafety #grillsafety #iaffsafetytips #safetytips #publicsafety #firefighter #firefighters #infographics #backyardsafety #oshawa #ouroshawa #iaff #opffa #association #union #bbqparty #bbqnation #community #safety #instasafety #instatips #oshawa #ouroshawa #oshfire
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Let’s keep this grilling season safe. Do not place your arms or hands over flames while cooking. Protect yourself from burns while grilling. It’s been a week full of safe grilling tips and sizzling good times. Stay tuned for our final video tomorrow.  Your local firefighters care about your safety!

#bbq #bbqseason #backyardbbq #bbqlovers #grilling #grillingandchilling #bbqsafety #grillsafety #iaffsafetytips #safetytips #publicsafety #firefighter #firefighters #infographics #backyardsafety #oshawa #ouroshawa #iaff #opffa #association #union #bbqparty #bbqnation #community #safety #instasafety #instatips #oshawa #ouroshawa #oshfire

4 days ago

Oshawa Firefighters

As we continue our week long focus on BBQ safety we are happy to share the second video on BBQ and grill safety. Make sure to check for leaks before firing up the grill each time. Your safety is our top priority! Ontario's Fire Fighters International Association of Fire Fighters City of Oshawa - Municipal Government #oshfire #iaffsafetytips #bbq #grilling

Oshawa Firefighters
The second installment of our BBQ safety tips. Happy and safe Grilling From your Oshawa Firefighters. Be sure to share our post so we can ensure everyone has a safe grilling time and follow us for more Safety Tips! #BBQ #BBQtips #BBQSafety #oshawafirefighters #opffa #iaff
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As we continue our week long BBQ and Grilling safety tips, we want to remind everyone to keep grills and BBQs away from structures and foliage when they are hot.
#bbq #bbqseason #backyardbbq #bbqlovers #grilling #grillingandchilling #bbqsafety #grillsafety #iaffsafetytips #safetytips #publicsafety #firefighter #firefighters #infographics #backyardsafety #oshawa #ouroshawa #iaff #opffa #association #union #bbqparty #bbqnation #community #safety #instasafety #instatips #oshawa #ouroshawa #oshfire
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As we continue our week long BBQ and Grilling safety tips, we want to remind everyone to keep grills and BBQs away from structures and foliage when they are hot. 
#bbq #bbqseason #backyardbbq #bbqlovers #grilling #grillingandchilling #bbqsafety #grillsafety #iaffsafetytips #safetytips #publicsafety #firefighter #firefighters #infographics #backyardsafety #oshawa #ouroshawa #iaff #opffa #association #union #bbqparty #bbqnation #community #safety #instasafety #instatips #oshawa #ouroshawa #oshfire
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Never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles! Temperatures can rise to dangerous levels quickly. Great work by @DRPS and other emergency services. If you see children or pets unattended in vehicles call emergency services. @oshawacity @OshawaFire @opffa @IAFFCanada

durhamregion.com@newsdurham

For the second time in a week, a baby has been found unattended in a vehicle in Oshawa. A woman is in custody after an eight-month-old was left alone in a vehicle at the Oshawa Centre.

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As the week winds down we’re sharing our final #BBQ safety video to help ensure your time at the #grill is safe. Be ready to put out a fire while grilling @oshawacity @OshawaFire @IAFFCanada @opffa @bbqnation_ @DurhamParamedic @RegionofDurham #publicsafety #bbqsafety #oshawa

With the weekend is around the corner many will be out grilling. In keeping with this weeks theme, safety is paramount to avoid burn injuries. Using long handled cooking utensils will help prevent burn injuries. #bbq #gpublicsafety @opffa @oshawacity @OshawaFire @IAFFCanada

More tips on how to BBQ and Grill safely today. Before you fire up your grill make sure you check for gas leaks. Your local firefighters are committed to #publicsafety. @OshawaFire @oshawacity @opffa @IAFFCanada #iaffsafetytips @bbqnation_ #bbqsafety #grillingsafety #bbq

Today we continue our focus on #grilling and #BBQ #safety. You must ensure your BBQ is a safe distance away from any structures or foliage. #Firefighters care about your safety #publicsafety #iaffsafetytips @OshawaFire @oshawacity @opffa @IAFFCanada @NFPA #nfpa @bbqnation_

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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.