Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association
Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association
 

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    Who We Are
    Established in 1920, the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association is the representative voice for more than 12,000 professional full-time firefighters in over 80 cities, towns, and regions, servicing over 85% of Ontario's population.
     
    What We Do
    The Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association provides leadership, representation, education, and support to improve the personal and professional lives of Ontario's fire service professionals.
     
    Who We Represent
    Today’s professional firefighter does more than just fight fires. Professional firefighters are available 24/7, 365 days a year to respond quickly to serious medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials calls, industrial accidents, ice/water, and other technical rescues.
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    On April 29, 2024, the Ontario government announced their intent to introduce legislation that, if passed, will expand presumptive coverage for skin cancer - lowering the service time required for firefighters to receive compensation from 15 to 10 years, bringing Ontario to the lowest required duration of service in the country.

    On April 5th, the Ontario government announced its $3.18 million investment in the Ontario Immediate Family Wellness Program.  This program is aimed at supporting the families of first responders who are killed in the line of duty or have died by suicide.  The funding will provide free rapid bereavement counselling for up to two years following the death of a loved one.

    The 2024 budget includes an investment in ensuring the people of this province receive the care they require as quickly as possible and that firefighters have the equipment necessary to do their job.

    Ontario is improving cancer coverage for firefighters by lowering the duration of employment needed to receive presumed (automatic) compensation prior to diagnosis with esophageal cancer from 25 to 15 years. This means a firefighter with 24 years of service would no longer have to contest that their esophageal cancer was work-related, giving them faster access to WSIB benefits and other critical services.

    TORONTO - On Monday, October 2nd, the OPFFA hosted a fundraiser in support of the Runnymede Health Centre's new Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) Centre of Excellence for First Responders.


    Upcoming Events

    Jun
    24
    Mon
    OPFFA 27TH Annual Convention
    Jun 24, 2024
    Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario
    Jun
    25
    Tue
    OPFFA 27TH Annual Convention
    Jun 25, 2024
    Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario
    Jun
    26
    Wed
    OPFFA 27TH Annual Convention
    Jun 26, 2024
    Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario
    Oct
    06
    Sun
    Ontario Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
    Oct 06, 2024
    Queen's Park, Toronto
    Oct
    07
    Mon
    DeFazio Taylor Health & Safety Labour Seminar
    Oct 07, 2024
    Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto
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Upcoming Events

Jun
24
Mon
OPFFA 27TH Annual Convention
Jun 24, 2024
Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario
Jun
25
Tue
OPFFA 27TH Annual Convention
Jun 25, 2024
Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario
Jun
26
Wed
OPFFA 27TH Annual Convention
Jun 26, 2024
Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario
Oct
06
Sun
Ontario Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
Oct 06, 2024
Queen's Park, Toronto
Oct
07
Mon
DeFazio Taylor Health & Safety Labour Seminar
Oct 07, 2024
Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto
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