8 hours ago

Oshawa Firefighters

Oshawa Firefighters don’t just fight fires, we are always looking to keep you and and your family safe before an emergency happens. We stand with Oshawa City Council in calling on the province to bring in stronger fire safety rules for woodframe buildings under construction. Because we believe in keeping our city safe we support the code changes being called for, it’s why we are looking forward to being involved in the new fire master plan and it’s why we are advocating for the frontline firetruck and it’s firefighters to be put back at station 1, the busiest in the city. City of Oshawa - Municipal Government International Association of Fire Fighters Ontario's Fire Fighters #publicsafety #firefighter Global Durham ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Hmmm sounds more like some is trying to get more union dues ..has that arsonist been caught yet..and why are we speaking to an association not the fire chief who's job it is to speak for the fireman.. we pay him to be in charge of..once again they try to wiggle in to speak for firemen instead of the chief doing it...hmmm more men more dues? Ok and cut the one out that was hired to run and speak for the Dept.

what percentage of all buildings in Oshawa are wood frame construction and what percentage are steel frame?

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17 hours ago

Oshawa Firefighters

Your Oshawa Firefighters stopped by Simcoe Hall Settlement House and dropped off $500 worth of Backpacks in support of their Back to School Backpack Program. It’s a great program that works to ensure every child in our community heads back to school with all the supplies they need.
If you haven’t made a donation yet and want to help, there still is time to donate and make a difference. Being part of our community and helping out our community organizations is what being a firefighter is all about. City of Oshawa - Municipal Government #donate #giveback #community
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Your Oshawa Firefighters stopped by Simcoe Hall Settlement House and dropped off $500 worth of Backpacks in support of their Back to School Backpack Program.  It’s a great program that works to ensure every child in our community heads back to school with all the supplies they need. 
If you haven’t made a donation yet and want to help, there still is time to donate and make a difference.  Being part of our community and helping out our community organizations is what being a firefighter is all about. City of Oshawa - Municipal Government #donate #giveback #communityImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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1 day ago

Oshawa Firefighters

Today we held meetings with MADD Durham Region and Downtown Oshawa BIA to brainstorm ways your Oshawa Firefighters can work with these two great organizations to make our community safer. As Firefighters we will always be looking for new and innovative ways to improve #publicsafety. We can’t wait to share with you all soon!. International Association of Fire Fighters Ontario's Fire Fighters City of Oshawa - Municipal Government #firefighters MADD Canada Downtown Oshawa BIA ... See MoreSee Less

Today we held meetings with MADD Durham Region and Downtown Oshawa BIA to brainstorm ways your Oshawa Firefighters can work with these two great organizations to make our community safer.  As Firefighters we will always be looking for new and innovative ways to improve #publicsafety. We can’t wait to share with you all soon!. International Association of Fire Fighters Ontarios Fire Fighters City of Oshawa - Municipal Government #firefighters MADD Canada Downtown Oshawa BIAImage attachmentImage attachment
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#Oshawa #Firefighters don’t just stand up for #publicsafety when we respond to an emergency, we are always looking to keep you and your family safe. We support @oshawacity on this issue. We believe in keeping our city safe. @GlobalDurham @IAFFCanada @opffa @OshawaFire

VP @Nathan_Langille dropping off a ton of backpacks, on behalf of every #Oshawa #firefighter, at @simcoehallsh for their annual backpack program to ensure every child is ready for school. Giving back is what FFs do in their #community. @oshawacity @OshawaFire @IAFFCanada @opffa

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We applaud the City in calling for stricter rules for woodframe buildings. It’ll make the public and FFs safer. But, @oshawacity and @OshawaFire need to also do their part for #publicsafety, put the firetruck and firefighters back at station 1 that were cut. @opffa @IAFFCanada

Durham Radio News@DurhamRadioNews

Oshawa and firefighters calling for stricter rules when constructing woodframe buildings
https://t.co/7owRaQmNhj

President Dyson and VP Langille met with representatives of MADD Canada Durham to discuss ways our two organizations can partner to increase the safety of the public. @MADDDurham @maddcanada @oshawacity @OshawaFire @opffa @IAFFCanada #oshawa #ArriveAlive @Nathan_Langille

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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.