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Oshawa Firefighters

IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger addresses delegates at the IAFF ALTS 2020 conference. “This IAFF has your back!”

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IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger addresses delegates at the IAFF ALTS 2020 conference.  “This IAFF has your back!”  

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Oshawa Firefighters

Help Ontario’s Fire Fighters reverse the cuts to the Oshawa Downtown Fire Station! A year ago, Oshawa politicians cut service to the downtown station, a highly vulnerable area, to add a fire truck to the newer part of the city. Now it is time to put that truck back! There are no fewer calls in the older, high-risk downtown core. It is time to ADD that truck and fire fighters to our growing city. Help us out and lend your voice at the PUBLIC CONSULTATION this week: Tuesday January 21, 2020 6:30pm-8:30pm Civic Recreation Complex 99 Thornton Road South, Oshawa Meeting Room 4 & 5 This is an opportunity for residents to SPEAK UP for the community and ask WHEN that fire protection it will be restored. Join other Ontario Fire Fighter members who will ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. Please make an effort to attend and to share this with others in the Oshawa community. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi folks...always interested in the cost of services....where does Oshawa's cost of Oshawa Fire Services per taxpayer rank with other comparably sized municipalities ?

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Oshawa Firefighters

We all want to stay warm, but we respond to more home fires in the winter months. Use space heaters and generators cautiously and according to the guidelines provided with the equipment.

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We all want to stay warm, but we respond to more home fires in the winter months. Use space heaters and generators cautiously and according to the guidelines provided with the equipment. 

#IAFFsafetytips #safetytips #safety #publicsafety #wecare #community #wintersafety #fire #fires #firefighter #firefighters #housefire #heater #heatingsafety #heaters #flames #oshawa #ouroshawa #oshawaproud #iaff #opffa

President Dyson joined IAFF General President, Harold Schaitberger, and 4 other IAFF local leaders from across North America to talk about IAFF services available to our membership. ALTS 2020 educating our members.

#education #learning #coffeetalk #President #leaders #localleaders #firefighter #firefighters #IAFF #opffa #oshawa #oshawaproud #OurOshawa #podium #conference #alts #alts2020
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President Dyson joined IAFF General President, Harold Schaitberger, and 4 other IAFF local leaders from across North America to talk about IAFF services available to our membership. ALTS 2020 educating our members. 

#education #learning #coffeetalk #president #leaders #localleaders #firefighter #firefighters #iaff #opffa #oshawa #oshawaproud #ouroshawa #podium #conference #alts #alts2020Image attachmentImage attachment
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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.