The Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association evolved from a willingness to have a place for retired firefighters to be able to keep in touch.
In 1998 the Ontario Government of Mike Harris amalgamated the six municipalities that made up Metropolitan Toronto.
October 5th of that year marks the date Fire Fighters of those six municipalities - IAFF Locals - East York (L418), Etobicoke (L1137), North York (L752), Scarborough (L626), Toronto (L113) and York (L411) would merge to become known as the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association IAFF Local 3888.
Most of these Locals had a retirees group that would help them keep in touch and share information that was of interest to retirees.
As time marched on it became apparent that the day would arrive where members of 3888 would not have a former Local. After a lot of thought and discussion, the Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association (RTFFA) held its first meeting in October 2018. The RTFFA takes pride in being all-inclusive and welcomes retirees from all the former six IAFF Locals.