Sunnybrook St. John’s Burn Rehabilitation

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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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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.