1960 Scarborough Acceptance Letter

Here’s a little trip down memory lane… I think most remember how much their starting salary was. In July of 1980, it was about $14,100. This acceptance letter shows it being a little bit less in 1960! In case you are wondering, today a TFS probationary firefighter starts at $69,847 …

A Beautiful Story…

This month will mark four years since the tragic loss of Earl Strong (#804). This is a beautiful heart touching story from Janice Hoy, Earl Strongs wife. (Listen to the audio if you have time) As January 22nd approaches remember Earl and have Janice and the boys in your thoughts. …

Ontario Staycation Tax Credit

If you are planning to ‘explore’ the province this year this tax credit may work for you. While the sums aren’t huge any money back is better than none! “To help the tourism and hospitality sectors recover, and encourage Ontario families to explore the province, the government is proposing a …

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 …

2021 – A Look Back

Keep Calm Logo

As we slide into 2022, the spread of the Omicron variant is certainly trying to push things backward. The Ford government is looking to change how case numbers are reported and for some recommending dose number four. Who’s already trying to book the fourth dose for three months from now? …

Queens Park Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

Remembering our Fallen – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd This Sunday, October 3rd we would have traditionally gathered at the Queens Park Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial to honour the fallen whose names would be forever etched on the memorial.  Sadly this year, we will be adding 49 names to our memorial walls. Though …

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 …

La Rochelle – a bit of history.

I received the following from David LaRochelle’s grandson (Scottie), who stumbled upon the Scarborough Retired Fire Fighters site and recalled good memories when he found pictures of his Grandfather and Father. He provided a little history to go with those photographs, which you can read below. WOW. Just wow… Stumbled …

Fire Retardants – IAFF Message

It has been known for quite some time that the fire retardants used on furniture etc. could cause cancer and have an impact not only on the everyday user but maybe even more so on firefighters who are exposed during fires. Yesterday the Government of Canada announced a comprehensive plan …