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13 hours ago

Oshawa Firefighters

Tomorrow, Thursday November 26 at 930am Oshawa Coty Council has a soracial meeting to receive the Final Master Fire Plan and decide the future of fire services in our City. Oshawa Fire Fighters will be speaking to ask City Council to do the right thing for public safety and restore the fire truck and it’s fire fighters at station 1 that were cut in 2017. Watch live

app.oshawa.ca/agendas/City_Council/2020/11-26/2020-11-26_AGENDA_CNCL.pdf

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17 hours ago

Oshawa Firefighters

Please be advised that Alert Ready, Canada's emergency alert system, will be tested today - Wednesday, November 25 - at 12:55 p.m. EST in Ontario.

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Please be advised that Alert Ready, Canadas emergency alert system, will be tested today - Wednesday, November 25 - at 12:55 p.m. EST in Ontario.

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18 hours ago

Oshawa Firefighters

Chris Farrugia completes his first tour of duty this morning serving the citizens of Oshawa. Welcome to the team brother!

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Chris Farrugia completes his first tour of duty this morning serving the citizens of Oshawa.  Welcome to the team brother! 

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Congratulations Chris. I hope you have an enjoyable safe career. I retired from Oshawa fire service with 32 years my enthusiasm the day I left was equal to the day I started. Good luck best wishes.

So that's what he looks like without the mask!😄

Welcome aboard, thanks for your service and we will see you out there

Awwww he looks so happy. Welcome to Oshawa Fire. Stay safe

Welcome enjoy the greatest job in the world.Be Safe!

Con grat's Chris. Great Job thanks U

Congrats buddy!

Welcome to 2B

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Members of the Government Relations committee attending the 2020 Legislative Conference. Joining firefighters from across the province to lobby and address issues affecting fire fighter and public safety.

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Members of the Government Relations committee attending the 2020 Legislative Conference.  Joining firefighters from across the province to lobby and address issues affecting fire fighter and public safety. 

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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.