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Oshawa Firefighters

Halloween is just around the corner. That means that many kids in our community will be putting on costumes and heading out in the evening for trick or treating. Your Oshawa Firefighters have some simple safety tips to help keep this halloween safe and fun for everyone.

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Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities or give out candy to trick-or-treaters.

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Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities or give out candy to trick-or-treaters.

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Oshawa is booming and growing at a fast rate, but frontline emergency resources at the fire department are not keeping pace.

It’s time for City of Oshawa - Municipal Government council to put public safety first and restore the firetruck and its firefighters that were cut at station one. Cutting frontline resources that our community depends on has had a negative affect on public safety.

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Your Oshawa Firefighters want to make sure this Halloween is safe for all the kids, here are some simple tips:

Consider carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them and carve/decorate pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends.
If you are going to be outside at night carry a flashlight and choose costumes with bright colours.

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Your Oshawa Firefighters want to make sure this Halloween is safe for all the kids, here are some simple tips:

Consider carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them and carve/decorate pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends. 
If you are going to be outside at night carry a flashlight and choose costumes with bright colours. 

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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.