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Timeline PhotosThere was a dramatic rescue in downtown Oshawa this morning as firefighters climbed to the aid of a resident trapped on a balcony in an apartment building fire.
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A huge thumbs up, well done -- and thank you -- to our Oshawa Firefighters for their bravery and exceptional work this past Saturday morning at 33 Richmond in downtown #Oshawa. A dramatic aerial rescue resulting in several lives saved.

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Dryer fires and blocked vents are a big issue in the winter. Dig out exterior vents that are covered with snow.

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Dryer fires and blocked vents are a big issue in the winter. Dig out exterior vents that are covered with snow. 

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Timeline Photos#throwbackthursday to members of the Oshawa Fire Department. Dated to c. 1990 thanks to Oshawa Firefighters. This image was a slide, part of the recent donation from the Oshawa Fire Department. ... See MoreSee Less

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Look at that TRUCK!!!! AWESOME !!!

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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.