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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.

Latest News

OPFFA Movember Fundraiser - ROFFA Offer

September 25, 2020

The Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters Association (OPFFA) is selling black toques as a fundraiser for the Movember Foundation which funds men's health projects focused on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention (https://ca.movember.com/)

More Information >

SBF Notice Of Constitutional Change

September 21, 2020

The Sick Benefit Fund held the annual AGM on Thursday August 13, at The Prescott Hotel. A total of 17 members, active and retired attended.


There was one constitutional change for consideration before the members present.


Under Article IV, Dues, the motion was to change the monthly dues for active members from $5.00 to $6.00 per month and all pensioners from the rate of $15.00 to $17.00 per month.

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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

September 2020 Winner


Shawn Thompson – 54’D’

More information about the 50/50 draw >

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming ROFFA events

Death Notices

Les McBride

Passed away on October 15, 2020

ROFFA member/retired Captain Les McBride passed away following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was only 62 years old.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions a private family service will be held, and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Read More >

Richard Renaud

Passed away on September 23, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Richard “Rich” Renaud, age 73.  

Richard passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 while on vacation in Kelowna, British Columbia. His wife Patricia Renaud was by his side.  Read More >

Please click here if you would like to send a tribute and/or a message of condolences to Richard’s family.

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Arthur Herscovitch

Passed away on September 3, 2020

The Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters Association, IAFF Local 162 are sad to learn the sudden loss of Brother Herscovitch. Arthur served as a Communications Dispatcher with Westmont (Montreal), Gloucester and Ottawa Fire Services prior to transferring to the Fire Prevention Division of Ottawa Fire Services.

Gilbert Saumure

Passed away on August 25, 2020

ROFFA member/former Vanier and Ottawa Firefighter Gilbert Saumure passed away at the age of 83.

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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