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

April 20, 2020

Message from IAFF Local 162

Please note that the Annual Reunion Dinner has been rescheduled to Tuesday September 29, 2020.

April 20, 2020

Bytown Fire Brigade Fundraising Dinner

We have just been advised that the Bytown Fire Brigade  Fireworks Dinner has now been postponed until Saturday April 17, 2021.


If you have already purchased your tickets for this year’s dinner and would like a refund, you can contact the person you bought your tickets from.

April 02, 2020

NEWSLETTER: ROFFA, We're here for you!

Helps is only a call or an email away.

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March 28, 2020

Message From OMERS' CEO Michael Rolland

OMERS recognizes the challenging and uncertain times that our members and employers are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are working hard to provide our community with relevant and up-to-date information about the impact to the OMERS Plan.  That is why we are writing to you today – to make you aware that we have begun to publish updates and FAQs on our website, both for our members, and for our employers.


You can find the member information page here, and the employer information page here.  Please be aware that we will be continuing to add more information to these web pages as the situation evolves, and more information becomes available. 


I invite you to share this update with your organization if you wish, and if you have other questions for OMERS that you would like to see addressed, please contact Oliver Jerschow, Vice President, Employer and Stakeholder Relations, at


Thank you


Michael Rolland

Chief Executive Officer

March 26, 2020

Covid-19 Emergency Preparedness and ROFFA Members stepping up to help

It has been an extraordinary two weeks ever since the Canadian Prime Minister warned all Canadians from abroad to return home “now” and with the ever-changing reality of how Covid-19 has brought unprecedented disruptions to our daily lives. We are suddenly finding  ourselves in a world full of closures of pretty well everything except essential services, people working from home, record unemployment rates, imposed self-isolation for many and social distancing for everyone else. Our lives have literally been turned upside down and no one knows exactly how long it will be before life goes back to normal. Read More >

March 26, 2020

Health Insurance Update

Important information about claims and coverage


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Bytown Fire Brigade


For more info and/or to be included in the draw please e-mail

Fire Fighters' 50/50 DRAW

February 2020 Winner


Joe McLaughlin – 83 ( Rural )

More information about the 50/50 draw >

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Upcoming Events


September 15, 2020 at the Equinelle
Golf Course

Mark your calendars. Details to come. 

Ottawa Fire History

Death Notices

ROFFA member John Burke passed away following a courageous battle with ALS

John had held the positions of OFS Assistant to the Deputy Chief – Prevention & Training and pre-amalgamation Acting Assistant Deputy Chief with Nepean FD passed away


As per family wishes, no visitation or service will be held at this time.


Condolences can be sent to:

ROFFA member/Retired OFD Captain Larry Simser passed away on March 18

Funeral to be held at a later date.

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2020 Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremonies

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

Ottawa Firefighters

Memorial Ceremony

When: September 11, 2020

Where: Ottawa Fire Fighters Memorial Site

Ottawa City Hall

Time: 11:00am

Canadian Firefighters

Memorial Ceremony

When: September 13, 2020

Where: CFFF Memorial, Lebreton Flats

Time: 10:30am

International Firefighters

Memorial Ceremony

When: September 19, 2020

Where: IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

Colorado Springs

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