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Call for Creative Volunteers: Social Media Committee Relaunch

Dear OMFPOA Members, We are excited to announce the revival of our Social Media Committee! Previously, our committee played a crucial role in designing and sharing public education content across our social media platforms. Due to recent changes in personnel, the committee has been on hiatus, and we are now eager to rebuild this vital

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Passing of an Active Member from Brampton Fire

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you of the passing of Charles Li, an esteemed and active member of Brampton Fire & Emergency Services (BFES). Charles began his career with BFES in 2015. He will be remembered for his radiant smile and cheerful nature, which brightened the lives of everyone around him. Charles

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NFPA 2024 Fire Prevention Week Planning and Resources

The OMFPOA is thrilled to team up with the OAFE and NFPA to keep this workshop series going. The 2024 Fire Prevention Week theme will be revealed in mid-June at NFPA’s annual conference and expo. Join NFPA Canadian director Laura King on June 26 at 9:30 a.m. for a deep dive into NFPA public education

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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