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 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

COVID-19 ROFFA Emergency Assistance

We would like to begin by expressing our gratitude to all our amazing members who have been sending in a steady flow of email responses following our appeal for help during this growing pandemic crisis. We are currently gathering a data base of volunteers in different capacity categories and we continue to encourage those who are in a position to help to join our group of volunteers to please contact us. Read More >

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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March 02, 2020

Firefighters Cancer News

Neil McMillan, WSIB Chairman of our IAFF local 162 just returned from a cancer fundraising event and I wanted to share with you this very important initiative that can benefit anyone of us. Thank you Neil, we appreciate everything you do for our members! Read More >

March 02, 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE BYTOWN FIRE BRIGADE

This is to inform you that due to Covid-19, the Fireworks 2020 Fundraising Dinner & Auction which was planned for April 16th has been tentatively postponed until Friday October 23, 2020.

 

For those of you who have already purchased tickets for April and will not be able to attend in October can request a refund from the person who sold you the tickets.

 

Thank you

 

Bob

February 28, 2020

Part-Time Job Offer to ROFFA Members

A Letter from Rideau Hill Camp:

I am the property director of a children’s' camp located on the east bank of the Rideau River north of Kemptville. Our property manager will be retiring at the end of the 2020 season. We are looking for a suitable replacement to start on May 1, 2021. It is our hope that a prospective candidate would also be available once a week during the 2020 season to train alongside the current property manager. Read More >

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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

December 2019 Winner

$2,300

Lt. Mark Lacasse – 11’A’
 

More information about the 50/50 draw >

Upcoming Events

ROFFA GOLF TOURNAMENT 2020

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:

https://www.arbormemorial.ca/kelly/obituaries/john-joseph-burke/47135/Guestbook

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

Funeral to be held at a later date.

Debra Kavanagh, mother of Pat Kavanagh station 42 C, and wife to the late Kevin Kavanagh (Kanata FD) passed away

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Debi on Thursday, February 20, 2020 while surrounded by family.  Read More >

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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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