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Charity Golf Day for Camp Bucko

Toronto Fire Prevention cordially invites Ontario Fire Prevention personnel to the 2024 Toronto Fire Prevention Golf Charity. The event will be held on Tuesday June 25 at Royal Woodbine Golf Club. Proceeds from the event will support Camp Bucko, a worthy cause. Please see the information in the included documents: Invite letter Golf Flyer Registration

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Webinar: Operational Smoke Control Systems for High-Rise Buildings

The Institution of Fire Engineers is organizing a two-hour virtual event on Tuesday, May 28 on smoke control systems in high-rise buildings. They have graciously offered OMFPOA members a 25% discount to attend. The event runs from 1:30pm – 3:30pm EST Please follow this link to register: and choose the OMFPOA 25% off option

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Jim Copeland Award

In recognition of your significant contribution to Public Education, the Prevention of Fire and the Preservation of Life Safety in Ontario

  • Ed Davis, Cititan International, 2001
  • Rich Morris, NFPA, 2002
  • Stephanie Gaetz, Keepsafe Foundation, 2003
  • Dave Flynn, Niagara Region Children’s Safety Village, 2004
  • Peter Bendington, Coldwell Banker Peter Bendington Realty, 2005
  • Jana Gillis, Office of the Fire Marshal, 2006
  • Walmart Richmond Hill, Manager Dave Trenbolme, 2007
  • Queen’s University, 2012
  • CRCS Oshawa, 2014
  • Birnie Current, 2015
  • Wendy Krebsz, Grey Highlands Fire, 2016

Fire Chief of the Year

  • Andy MacDonald, Brampton, 2014
  • Rob Simons, Hamilton, 2015
  • Ronald Jenkins, Georgina, 2017

Fire Prevention Employee of the Year

  • David Montone, Ottawa, 2017

Life Members

In recognition of your outstanding contribution to OMFPOA – People like you make Ontario safer.

  • Ken Roberts, St. Catharines Fire Department, 1975
  • Joseph Cosgrove, North Bay Fire Department, 1977
  • Lou Vaughan, Canadian Steel Institute, 1990
  • Con Bryant, Ontario Fire College, 1990
  • Walter & Helen Anderson, Hand Chemical, 1990
  • Duff Dell, Sarnia Fire Department, 1991
  • John Simon, Niagara Falls Fire Department, 1991
  • John Bateman, Office of the Fire Marshal, 1991
  • The National Fire Protection Association, 1995
  • Roy Phillippe, Office of the Fire Marshal, 1997
  • Rich Morris, National Fire Protection Association, 2004
  • Scott Richardson, Markham Fire Department, 2005
  • Peter Buiry, Office of the Fire Marshal, 2013
  • Larry Robertson, Thorold Fire Department, 2015
  • John Adema, Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association, 2015
  • Jana Gillis, Office of the Fire Marshal, 2016