BRAVERY IS NOT THE ABSENSE OF FEAR
BUT ACTION IN THE FACE OF FEAR
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.
Attention All Members: Have you ever met a child burn survivor?
I have met more than I could imagine even existed. Child burns happen ~ too often unfortunately. For Child Burn Survivors in Ontario –...
Kemptville Blacksmith retired from battling flames embraces the art of creating with fire
ROFFA member Mark Tedeschini After witnessing the destruction that fire is capable of as a firefighter, a Kemptville resident now uses it...
Remember This? Bob the fire horse, the end of an era
The retirement of Ottawa's last fire horse was front page news, back in 1929. Horse-Drawn Hose Reel with 500 feet of hose wrapped around...
Message from Sick Benefit Fund Chairman Rob Collins
Hello SBF Retired Members,
At the SBF Annual General Meeting, held on September 23, 2021 the membership approved a $3.00 per month dues increase from $17.00 to $20.00. This increase will be implemented starting with your dues payments October 15th.
Robert (Bob) Lawson
ROFFA Member/Former OFD District Chief
July 22, 1936 - September 28, 2021
Robert (Bob, or ‘Chief’) Lawson passed away peacefully in his 86th year, after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. Bob was a firefighter for 37 years and retired as a District Chief; his brothers in the OFD were his second family. He loved and was loved by his family and friends; he loved his job; and he loved his life.
ROFFA member/brother of ROFFA Member Bob Foster and son of the late Platoon Chief John Foster
July 28, 1947 - Sept. 3, 2021