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Oshawa Firefighters

Did you know that our amazing team in the Communications room dispatches for more than just the City of Oshawa?

Oshawa Fire Fighters provide communications for for Town of Whitby and the Municipality of Clarington and provide dispatching services for Township of Scugog, Township of Uxbridge.

They’re the calming voice on the radio and our lifeline in an emergency. Thank you all so much!! 🙏🏼 #unsungheroes #telecommunicatorsweek

City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
Ontario's Fire Fighters
IAFF Canada - AIP
Whitby Professional Firefighters Local 2036
Scugogpffa IAFF 4679
Clarington Fire Fighters Association
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Did you know that our amazing team in the Communications room dispatches for more than just the City of Oshawa? 

Oshawa Fire Fighters provide communications for  for Town of Whitby and the  Municipality of Clarington and provide dispatching services for Township of Scugog, Township of Uxbridge.  

They’re the calming voice on the radio and our lifeline in an emergency. Thank you all so much!! 🙏🏼 #unsungheroes #telecommunicatorsweek

City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
Ontarios Fire Fighters
IAFF Canada - AIP
Whitby Professional Firefighters Local 2036
Scugogpffa IAFF 4679
Clarington Fire Fighters Association

April 11-17 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in recognition of the critical role our dispatchers across in answering emergency calls, sending help and ensuring the safety of your fire fighters and the public.

Communicators have a critical role as the first point of contact for people calling for assistance during an emergency.

This week we thank them for their commitment to the communities they serve and for their dedication to ensuring the safety of fire fighters and the public across our City and the Region of Durham.

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Ontario's
IAFF
Whitby
Clarington
Scugogpffa
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April 11-17 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in recognition of the critical role our dispatchers across in answering emergency calls, sending help and ensuring the safety of your fire fighters and the public.

Communicators have a critical role as the first point of contact for people calling for assistance during an emergency. 

This week we thank them for their commitment to the communities they serve and for their dedication to ensuring the safety of fire fighters and the public across our City and the Region of Durham. 

City of Oshawa - Municipal Government
Ontarios Fire Fighters
IAFF Canada - AIP
Whitby Professional Firefighters Local 2036
Clarington Fire Fighters Association
Scugogpffa IAFF 4679
#NPSTW2021

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Thank you to each and every one of the telecommunicators! You get forgotten too often, yet without your expertise and quick thinking, emergency calls would not be able to run smoothly. We need you and we do appreciate you.

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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.