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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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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.


Thank you.


Rob Collins

SBF Chair

Upcoming Events



Death Notice

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.

Marvin Campbell

ROFFA Member/Former OFD District Chief

August 6, 1932 - September 20, 2021

***We are looking for volunteers to stand vigil at Marvin Campbell’s Celebration of Life, Saturday October 16 between 10-11am. Please send us an email if you are available.***

Wayne Foster

ROFFA member/brother of ROFFA Member Bob Foster and son of the late Platoon Chief John Foster

July 28, 1947 - Sept. 3, 2021

*A Celebration of life for Wayne will be held tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm at the Calabogie Highlands Golf Club . 981 Barryvale Rd, Calabogie, ON (613) 752-1234

2022 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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