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2024 Symposium – Hold the Date

After our very successful Symposiums in London, we did not have a department or chapter volunteer to host the 2024 Symposium. Your executive team has been working hard to ensure the Symposium would go on. We have now secured a venue. The 2024 Symposium will be held in Richmond Hill, at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto

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Holiday Safety with Laura King

Here is the link for the combined OAFE/OMFPOA workshop with NFPA’s Laura King tomorrow:–grjkpHtTooEpKqni5O6cyuBX8zWPz

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The Canada Fire Engineering Summit

The Canada Fire Engineering Summit is a full day of important information about Li-ion batteries and storage systems, Federal and Provincial code harmonization, new technologies and initiatives in Fire Protection, and Building Life Safety Failures. Four panels of experts providing insight and information, which includes our very own president, Vince Tripp. It happens on Tuesday,

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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