Memorial Grant Program for First Responders

“When firefighters, police officers and paramedics put their safety on the line, they are acting in service to all Canadians. In recognition of the critical role of first responders in protecting Canadians, the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders will provide a one-time lump sum, tax-free direct maximum payment of $300,000 to the families of first responders who have died …

William (Bill) Pennock Funeral Notice

William (Bill) Pennock – Seniority #141 Its with deep regret we inform you of the passing of Bill Pennock. Bill started with the Scarborough Fire Department in January of 1960 and retired in June of 1991 with 31 years of service. Our sincerest condolences from the Scarborough Retired Fire Fighters go out to his family and friends. Obituary of William …

IAFF – 6 million Unaccounted For

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As mentioned in a previous post things at the IAFF may not be well. In doing some quick searches it appears a recently new Secretary Treasurer found the IAFF President may have been doing some creative book work. It will be interesting to see where the accusations go. The following is from an article by The Washington Free Beacon. “Harold …

OPFFA OMERS Update

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Recently there was a virtual meeting regarding changes being considered by OMERS. We are sharing it here for those who may not have had access or received correspondence from the OPFFA to join the meeting, but are OMERS members. You can also find information from OMERS by clicking here. FROM THE OPFFA… We want to bring to your attention some …

Update:- Retirements

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Three more have decided to move over to the ‘R’ shift. Congrats go out to Matt Warden (#712), Mark Foley (#755), Kevin McLauchlin (#782). We look forward to getting together to wish them well – when the time is right! So as has been the case since the beginning the TFS has put out a ‘revision’ to the most recent …

Fred Black Funeral Notice

Our deepest sympathies go out to Rob Reid (Sen #490) and his wife Nancy on the passing of Nancy’s father Fred Black. Fred leaves his Wife, Gwen Atkinson, of 37 Years; Nancy (Rob) and her two brothers, Lennie and Doug. Rob describes Fred as “a very accomplished man, he was a teacher, a pilot, an auto mechanic, a house builder, …

Roy Strother Funeral Notice

Hello Everyone, It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of retired D/C Roy Strother seniority #295. He passed away as the result of lung cancer on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020. Roy started with Scarborough Fire Department in August 1966 and retired in June of 2000 with the amalgamated city of Toronto Fire Service. Our Sincerest condolences go …

Toronto Fire Fighters Decline Pandemic Day

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These are certainly unprecedented times. The Provincial Government has has come up with a $4.00/hour pandemic pay. The following press release speaks for itself where the fire fighters believe this money should go to those who are experiencing real hardship and greater need.

Public Health Ontario

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By now most of us are aware of the many precautions we need to take for this nasty virus. Public Health Ontario is just another place where we can possibly find answers to questions that may arise. COVID-19 Public Resources Public Health Ontario Website