LODD – Bill Hawkins (#264)

Further to William (Bill) Hawkins passing in February of 2020, it has come to our attention that his passing has been deemed a Line of Duty Death. Bill will be honoured with his name going on the Canadian Fire Fighter Memorial wall in 2021. Our condolences go out to Bill’s …

Ruth Joanna Leufkens Funeral Notice

Mother of Bernie and Mike Leufkens It is with the deepest of sympathies we advise of the passing of Bernie and Mike’s mother Ruth. Our sincerest condolence goes out to Bernie, Mike, all of Ruth’s family and friends. In Loving Memory Ruth Joanna Leufkens nee O’DonnellOctober 28, 1927 to February …

“A Day In The Life Of A District Fire Chief”

“Original Air Date: February 27, 1988 on Scarborough Cable 10. Spend the December 19, 1987 day shift (B2 shift working) with the Scarborough Fire Department District Chief at SFD’s Markham Road headquarters’ station and experience the work of the firefighters first hand. The City of Scarborough was a municipality in …

Ray Cook Funeral Notice

Raymond E. Cook – 1936 – 2021 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of former Scarborough Fire Retired District Chief Ray Cook #230. Ray passed away peacefully at 6 a.m. this morning with his wife Wendy at his side. Ray started with Scarborough Fire on May …

Ronald Merriman Funeral Notice

Ronald Merriman – 1932 – 2021 It is with regret we advise of the passing of Ron Merriman (Sen #159) on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, he was 88 years old. Ron started with the Scarborough Fire Department in January 1960, and retired in March 1992, with 32 years of service. …

Retirements and Promotions

RETIREMENTS Congrats go out Mike Feldstead (#589), William Lambert (#646), John Doorleyers (#724), and Enn Valk (#746) on their move to the ‘R’ Shift (Effective Jan 31/21). Best wishes for a great retirement. PROMOTIONS Congrats go out to John Zancanaro (#805), and Daniel O’Reilly (#713) on their promotion to Captain …

Retiree Benefits – MROO Travel

MROO Annual Travel Insurancenow includes coverage for COVID-19 MROO Travel Insurance now includes coverage for Covid-19 related conditions or losses. Retroactive to January 15th. “We are pleased to announce that the MROO AnnualTravel Insurance plan now includes emergency medicalcoverage for conditions or losses that are related toCOVID-19, even while a …

Proof of Residency Required

The Snowbird Advisor is reporting that Florida has changed vaccine requirements… “On January 20, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis updated the state’s rules regarding eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. ” (National Post) “The governor announced that in addition to the current age requirement to receive the vaccine – you …

U.S. Requires Negative Covid Test

“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday (Jan. 12) that it will require a negative COVID-19 test from all air passengers entering the U.S. as it implements new measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus” “Air passengers will be required to get a viral test within three days (72 …

Gus Maple Member Profile…

PumpSno #11

Toronto Fire Watch Magazine The first issue of the Toronto Fire Fighters Fire Watch Magazine for 2021 is out. The theme for this issue is “Old School Edition” and has a number of interesting articles. One of those is a member profile on SFD’s very own Gus Maple (Sen #476). …