Fire Service Partner Associations:
In late 2020 one of our OMFPOA directors was approached by a former volunteer firefighter regarding assisting with donations for St. John’s Burn Rehabilitation Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
While attempting a fire rescue, the volunteer fire fighter suffered serious burns, and as a result he received continued treatment at the St. Johns Burn Rehabilitation Center, where he underwent a healing technique called myofascial release (MFR) which is a form of massage that improves the elasticity of skin affected by a burn.
The OMFPOA would like to challenge all of our Ontario Fire Service partner associations and affiliated organizations to not only bring awareness of the fantastic work that the St. Johns Burn Rehabilitation Center provides, but also to challenge you to meet or exceed our donation of $1000 to the rehabilitation center so they can purchase a Cutometer which would assist with this treatment by measuring the elasticity of the skin that was affected by the burn.
Without the outstanding care and treatment from the St. Johns Burn Rehabilitation Center this fire fighter could have lost the mobility of his right shoulder and arm.
Please consider the important work that this center does, more information about the Center can be found here.