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Retired Ottawa Firefighters Association

The Retired Ottawa Firefighters Association (ROFFA) was founded in 2010, by a group of Ottawa Retired Firefighters for the purpose of establishing an organization dedicated to serving retired Ottawa Firefighters, their spouses, widows and widowers.

Once an active Ottawa Firefighter retires, he or she automatically becomes a Member of ROFFA.

Please inform us of your retirement to be added to the ROFFA email alert list.

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Tribute to Firefighters 2020

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Bytown Fire Brigade

For more info and/or to be included in the draw please e-mail bytown5050@gmail.com

Fire Fighters' 50/50 DRAW

November 2020 Winner


Steve Mattice – 23’A’

More information about the 50/50 draw >

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming ROFFA events

Death Notices

ROFFA member/retired Lieutenant Robert (Bob) Morin

Passed away on January 8, 2021

Robert (Bob) passed away peacefully at home in his 83rd year in the presence of his beloved wife Yvette. Bob served as a professional fire fighter joining Ottawa Fire Department in 1958 and after over 32 years; retired from service. Read More >

Myrna-Lynn Bowker, mother of Lt. Derek Bowker (station 57B)

Passed away on January 4, 2021

In remembrance of Myrna, contributions to Carleton Place Girls Hockey Association http://cpgha.ca/ would be appreciated. Read More >

ROFFA member/former Vanier-Ottawa Firefighter Ken Gascon

Passed away on December 19, 2020

Ken passed away peacefully at the Elizabeth Bruyere/ palliative care after a three month battle with an aggressive bone Metastasis cancer. Ken a professional fire fighter, joining the Eastview (Vanier) fire dept. In 1963 and retiring from the Ottawa Fire Dept. in 1997.

At Ken's request, he was cremated. A family interment will be held at Notre Dame Cemetery. Read More >

ROFFA member/ retired OFD District Chief Bob Gorman

Passed away on December 18, 2020

Bob passed peacefully at the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital following a short illness. In lieu of flowers, please thank firefighters, front line workers and consider giving to Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation, Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital Foundation or an organization of your choice. 
Read More >

ROFFA member/former NFD District Chief Orville Woodruff

Passed away on December 10, 2020

Orville Woodruff, 80, passed away at the Heart Institute in Ottawa, Ontario. Orville was a retired district fire chief from the Nepean Fire Department with 34 years of service. Read More >

Ottawa Fire History

2021 Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremonies

Come together to pay tribute to local, national and international fallen Firefighters.

Ottawa Firefighters

Memorial Ceremony

When: TBD

Where: Ottawa Fire Fighters Memorial Site

Ottawa City Hall

Time: 11:00am

Canadian Firefighters

Memorial Ceremony

When: TBD

Where: CFFF Memorial, Lebreton Flats

Time: 10:30am

International Firefighters

Memorial Ceremony

When: TBD

Where: IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

Colorado Springs

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