Update – Cancers in Fire Fighters

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November 3, 2022 Update – The Retired Toronto Fire Fighters General Meeting was held today and we heard from Bob Burland. Bob is on the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters WSIB (Disability Management) Committee and also sits on the OPFFA WSIB committee. Today he discussed job-related cancers and how the list …

PFAS – Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

For your interest… As retired firefighters, we all have had exposure to carcinogens over our careers. PFAS are just one more concern when it comes to cancers in firefighters. The fire fighting community is pushing to have ‘PFAS” removed from fire fighting turnout gear, as they are possibly carcinogenic. PFAS …

IARC/WHO – Occupational Cancers

“The IARC working group found that “occupational exposure as a fire fighter causes cancer.” The IARC found sufficient evidence for cancer in humans for mesothelioma and bladder cancer, and limited evidence for several other cancers. For decades, the IARC had classified fire fighter occupational exposures as “Group 2B” meaning the …

Seniors Home Safety Tax Credit

As the years slide by and we get up there in age, some may be looking for ways to upgrade their homes so they may stay in them longer. If this is you then this tax credit may be of interest. Please see the overview and link below for more …

Ontario Association of Optometrists Strike

As we get older the vast majority of retirees find the need for eye care. If you haven’t been following the recent strike action by Ontario Optometrist here is an update from C.A.R.P. It’s been over 30 days since seniors, children, and Ontarians with serious eye conditions have been without …

Presumptive Cancer / Estate Planning

Presumptive Legislation / Occupational Illness… As fire fighters we are aware of the health risks we faced on the job. There are numerous cancers recognized under presumptive legislation. Should you find yourself diagnosed with one of them there may be entitlements from the employer or WSIB due to these illnesses …

Parkinson’s Disease Online Survey

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The following is a follow up to the IAFF Facebook request we originally posted. Hopefully, it will be added to the Presumptive Legislation illnesses here in Ontario. From TPFFA L3888 Saturday, May 29 2021 Subject: IAFF/OPFFA Parkinson’s Disease Online Survey Attention Canadian Affiliates The Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association (OPFFA) Occupational …

IAFF Parkison’s Survey

IAFF Canada has launched an online survey which they would like firefighters in Canada affected by Parkinson’s Disease to complete. Please share with your Brother and Sister Fire Fighters. IAFF Canada on Facebook