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Oshawa Firefighters

Oshawa Fire Station Pet Food Drive for HSDR Bring some holiday cheer to our furry friends! Donations of Non-Perishable pet food can be dropped off at any Oshawa Fire Station. https://www.oshawa.ca/residents/fire-station-locations.asp Oshawa Firefighters Oshawa Fire Station 5 Oshawa Fire Station ... See MoreSee Less

3 hours ago

Oshawa Firefighters

The Oshawa Emergency Services Slo Pitch Tournament will be making a cheque presentation for $5100 at Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre ( 86 Colborne St W, Oshawa) on Tuesday December 17 at 3PM along with Mayor Carter. All are welcome to attend. We will then be proceeding to Lakeridge Health Oshawa for a Presentation of $2600 to Lakeridge Health Cancer Centre. Attached below is Press Release from this years tournament, which seen Emergency Service teams from far as Montreal and Hamilton compete. $10 609 was donated to the following: $5100 - Hearth Place $2600 - Lakeridge Health Cancer Centre $2609 - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre $300 - Canadian Fallen Firefighter Memorial. Hearth Place operates without any public funding using private donations and various fundraising events to fund operations. Any further questions please contact me. Thank you, Andrew McCuaig Tournament Organizer Andrewmccuaig5105@gmail.com 905 242 6648 Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre Lakeridge Health Oshawa Oshawa Firefighters Clarington Fire Fighters Association Whitby Professional Firefighters Local 2036 CUPE 1764 Durham Region Paramedics Durham Region First Responders Breaking News ... See MoreSee Less

3 hours ago

Oshawa Firefighters

Elf was out and about last night again. This morning we found him checking the remaining Christmas lights for frays and tears. Before hanging your lights make sure they are free from rips and tears and only use approved lights. Happy holidays.

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Elf was out and about last night again. This morning we found him checking the remaining Christmas lights for frays and tears.  Before hanging your lights make sure they are free from rips and tears and only use approved lights.  Happy holidays. 

safety #publicsafety #safety #safetytips #holidays #christmassafety #elf #elfontheshelf #elfontheshelfideas #elfontheshelf2019 #association #union #iaff #opffa #wecare #community #happyholidays #christmas  #holidaysafety #christmassafety #oshawa #ouroshawa #oshawaproud #oshfire #electricity #electricalsafety #extensioncord
#nfpa #christmaslights #decorations

2 days ago

Oshawa Firefighters

What is NFPA 1710? What does it mean to you and your family? Does Oshawa have enough firefighters to meet the standard? How does NFPA impact me as a resident of Oshawa? This video will help explain NFPA 1710 and let you know how it impacts you and your family. As frontline Firefighters we care about the safety of our community and we are committed to enuring all our residents are safe and receive the level of fire protection they expect and deserve. International Association of Fire Fighters Ontario's Fire Fighters City of Oshawa - Municipal Government Mayor Dan Carter, Councillors: John Neal Brian Nicholson Jane Hurst Real Estate John Gray Rick Kerr Derek Giberson Rosemary McConkey Bob Chapman Bradley J. Marks Regional Councillor, Tito-Dante Marimpietri Ward 2 Oshawa ... See MoreSee Less


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December 2019

Christmas tree fires are some of the deadliest home fires that FFs respond to. If you bring a live tree into your house, ensure it’s watered everyday and don’t leave the lights on when you’re out of the house or asleep. #IAFFSafetyTips @opffa @IAFFCanada @OshawaFire @oshawacity

#Publicsafety is paramount to frontline #firefighters. Check out this explainer video about @NFPA 1710 it affects your safety. Does @OshawaFire follow NFPA 1710? What can we do to meet the standard? Its time to #putthefiretruckback at station 1. @oshawacity @opffa @IAFFCanada

Help bring some holiday cheer to our fury friends! #Oshawa #Firefighters are excited to be partnering with Humane Society of Durham Region. Donations of non-perishable pet food can be dropped of at any Oshawa Fire Station. @OshawaFire @oshawacity @opffa @IAFFCanada @HumaneDurham

Oshawa Executive attending Leadership and Conflict Resolution in a Unionized Workplace at @oshawacity. Looking forward to an informative of learning and discussion. @OshawaFire @IAFFCanada @opffa @Nathan_Langille @pdyson123

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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.