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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

IAFF Message RE: 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

TPFFA L3888 Election Results

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Congratulations to all the successful candidates… UNION NOTICE: #21-117 The Elections Committee ( Mike Neely, Brent Barton, Marco Acerbi, Scott Dicks, Andrew Gliosca, Rob Ptolemy ) met at 14 Cosentino Drive earlier today and counted the returned ballots for the Local 3888  Executive Board Elections. Below are the final results of the entire 2021 elections: PresidentPaul Atkinson             … Read More

IAFF Parkinson’s Survey

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IAFF Canada has launched an online survey which they would like firefighters in Canada affected by Parkinson’s Disease to complete. Please share with your Brother and Sister Fire Fighters. IAFF Canada on Facebook

Welcome Home Craig Wilson

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After a 120 day fight with COVID, Craig Wilson has come home. Craig worked many years at TFS Station 235, a short sprint at Station 224, and finished his career at Station 114. In January he was diagnosed with COVID – the short video below sums up his story and happy homecoming! Welcome Home Craig…

May 2021 Meeting Cancelled

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Dear Members, As we are hearing that Covid-19 is in a third wave and the government is finding the need to tighten restrictions yet again. It is with regret that we advise of the cancellation of the May 2021 General Membership meeting. The Executive Committee did look at the idea of doing the meeting virtually, unfortunately that did not pan … Read More

Fire Fighter Quarterly Magazine

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The (IAFF) Fire Fighter Quarterly 2021 winter edition has been published and is available for viewing. If you find yourself apprehensive about getting the COVID vaccine there is some good information starting on page 22. Filled with lots of good information you may also find President Schaitberger’s last column of interest he speaks to some of the accomplishments over his … Read More