3 days ago

Oshawa Firefighters

The Ashland Firefighters Association was informed yesterday that effective immediately Fire Chief Mike D’Orazi has submitted his resignation from his position. We were informed that he was asked by City Administration to further reduce the Fire Department budget by $300,000 in addition to the proposed $100,000 reduction in Overtime budget. Chief D’Orazi stated this reduction could only be met with firefighter lay-offs. Chief D’Orazi resigned in the hopes that the cost savings of his salary would be used to prevent the layoff of firefighters. Local 1269 would like to thank Chief D’Orazi for his service to Ashland Fire and Rescue and for taking the ultimate stand against reduction in the number of firefighters protecting the community. Photo: stbaldricks.org Oregon State Fire Fighters Council ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

Oshawa Firefighters

Congratulations to Captain Brian Hoard on being selected as the Oshawa Firefighter of the Year. Brain is a true leader and a great Officer. On behalf of all Oshawa Firefighters thank you for your dedication and commitment to keeping the citizens of Oshawa Safe. Thank you also to the Durham A.M. Kiwanis for hosting this annual event Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. #kiwanis #firefighter #oshawa ... See MoreSee Less

 

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5 days ago

Oshawa Firefighters

The Annual Oshawa Firefighters Breakfast is underway hosted by the Durham Kiwanis. #oshawa #kiwanis #durhamkiwanis ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Victoria Day. Please remember to enjoy the holiday safely. ... See MoreSee Less

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Truely amazing to be among 50 other #IAFF members from across #Canada and the #UnitedStates at the #IAFFCTA last week. Our #union is strong and well positioned to advocate for our membership and community we serve. @opffa @IAFFCanada @IAFFNewsDesk @OshawaFire @oshawacity

Congratulations to Oshawa Firefighter of the Year Captain Brian Hoard. Brain is a proud member of 1A shift on pump 21 at station 1. #Thankyou to #Durham AM @Kiwanis for hosting #Oshawa FF’s at @OGCC1906. @OshawaFire @oshawacity @IAFFCanada @opffa

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Today marks the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. Let’s all work together for more just and inclusive society. #LGBTQ2 #community @oshawacity @OshawaFire @IAFFCanada @opffa

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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.