In Memoriam 2021

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As 2022 gets underway, we would like to take a moment to remember those that we lost across all our retired groups in 2021. Our sincerest condolences go out to all the families and friends. First Name Last Name Rank Starting Dept. D.O.D. Age Bradley Donner Firefighter NYFD 1-Jan-21 69 Frank Purves P/C NYFD 2-Jan-21 90 Eli Scardoni D/C TFD … Read More

Ontario Staycation…

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If you are planning to ‘explore’ the province this year this tax credit may work for you. While the sums aren’t huge any money back is better than none! “To help the tourism and hospitality sectors recover, and encourage Ontario families to explore the province, the government is proposing a new temporary Ontario Staycation Tax Credit for 2022. The credit … Read More

Merry Christmas

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On Behalf of the RTFFA, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season. Our thoughts are always with our Brothers and Sisters who are on duty.

Toy Drive Volunteers

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UNION NOTICE: #21-180 Monday, October 18, 2021 TOY DRIVE Subject: Toy Drive – Volunteers Needed We are approaching our peak time of year and are looking for volunteers. We have decided to run a volunteer orientation session to meet and greet all of you, as well as ensure the smooth operation of the warehouse. If you would like to be … Read More

Canadians Must be Fully Vaccinated to Fly

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LAST UPDATED: October 13, 2021 – from SnowbirdAdvisor.ca On October 6, 2021, the federal government announced that by October 30, 2021, all travellers age 12 years and up must be fully vaccinated to board a plane, train or marine vessel in Canada. However, the federal government also stated that it would implement a one-month “transition period” until November 30, 2021, for travellers who are in the process of being vaccinated, … Read More

Queens Park Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial 2021

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Remembering our Fallen – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd This Sunday, October 3rd we would have traditionally gathered at the Queens Park Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial to honour the fallen whose names would be forever etched on the memorial.  Sadly this year, we will be adding 49 names to our memorial walls. Though we are all disappointed that we are unable to hold … Read More

Ontario Optometrist Strike

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As we get older the vast majority of retirees find the need for eye care. If you haven’t been following the recent strike action by Ontario Optometrist here is an update from C.A.R.P. It’s been over 30 days since seniors, children, and Ontarians with serious eye conditions have been without access to OHIP Funded eye care. To date, Ontarians have … Read More

EMAIL…

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Just a reminder to all our members and friends, to ensure you receive emails from us it is a good idea to have our email address in your contact list and/or check your spam/junk folder. ***mail@retiredtorontofirefighters.org***

Robert D.J. La Rochelle – Plaza Fire Image

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Robert started with the Toronto Fire Department on August 9, 1957, and retired on June 4, 1989. His badge number was 566. The picture was apparently taken at the Plaza Hotel Fire. Words from his son Scottie – “Further down the list is an iconic picture of a firefighter holding a young child. It is titled: Mr. LaRochelle. That would … Read More

IAFF Message – Fire Retardants

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It has been known for quite some time that the fire retardants used on furniture etc. could cause cancer and have an impact not only on the everyday user but maybe even more so on firefighters who are exposed during fires. Yesterday the Government of Canada announced a comprehensive plan with regards to chemical flame retardants. National Institutes of Health … Read More