- Obituary and Service Information for Retired Chief Sam Rippey, Newmarket Fire Department - See more at:
- Obituary and Service Information for Retired Chief Sam Rippey, Newmarket Fire Department - See more at:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - With cooler weather upon us, restaurants, bars, cafes and individuals are using patio heaters to extend the use of their patios and outdoor dining areas into the fall and winter seasons. While these fuel-fired heating units provide welcome warmth and comfort while dining alfresco, they can also pose a danger if they are not installed, operated, and maintained correctly.
Jones joined Kingston’s fire service 26 years ago, rising through the ranks from Firefighter to Captain. In 2013, she was promoted to the position of Chief Training Officer. She will hold this role until end of day on July 19, at which point she will transition into her position as Deputy Fire more
Ontario 211 Services (211) and the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) are pleased to expand their partnership to ensure more frontline workers are getting the mental health care they need. This partnership will enable frontline workers without extended health benefits to access psychological services at no cost throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic more.
On June 1, 2020, in his 82nd year. It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden, yet peaceful passing of Verrall more.
Lorne passed away in peace April 20th 2020 into the open and accepting arms of the Lord. Lorne is survived by his forever sweetheart in marriage of 61+ years, Isobel (nee Bishop), children Alex (Holly) St. Catharines, David (Patty) Louisville Kentucky, Heather (Danny Boccia) King City, Bryan (Andrea) more
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) are deeply saddend to learn of the sudden passing of Industry Member Daryl Kretzschmar from PPE Solutions.  Daryl has been a long-time supporter of the OAFC Trade Show, NEFEC Trade Show, FireCon Trade Show, and a big supporter of the fire service in more
The 2020 Nominations Committee has confirmed that the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs has elected our Board of Directors for the 2020 term. Executive elections will take place during the first Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, November 21, more
October 16, 2019 -  LODD Obituary & Service Information for Municipal Law Enforcement Officer & Volunteer Firefighter James Petersen
James Petersen served the Municipality of North Grenville as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer as well as a dedicated volunteer Firefighter. Upon returning from a call for service with the fire department, James passed suddenly at the fire more.

August 1, 2019Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Names New Executive Director
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Michelle O’Hara, long time association staff member, has been named Executive Director of the organization, replacing Richard Boyes who retired from the post after seven more.
June 18, 2019 - Obituary & Service Information for Retired Fire Chief David George Crothers
At the Chapman House on Sunday, June 16, 2019, Mr. David George Crothers of Owen Sound at the age of 72 passed away in peace after a brief battle with more
It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the passing of the 5th Chief of the former North York Fire Department Joseph (Joe) Harold Gibson on Monday April 8th, 2019.
March 8, 2019 - Obituary: Retired Chief Edward Tellier, Belle River Fire Service
Passed away peacefully on March 6, 2019 at the age of more
February 11, 2019 - Kingston Fire & Rescue Announces Retirement for Deputy Fire Chief Neville Murphy
Neville Murphy, Deputy Fire Chief, will be officially retiring from the City of Kingston as of March 31st, more.
February 1, 2019 - Obituary & Service Information for Retired Fire Chief Kenneth Ross Brewitt
Suddenly on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 61 years of age. Beloved husband of Sue Bennett. Deeply missed by his parents Ross and Sylvia of Guelph, sister Lisa of Oshawa and brother Jeff of Niagara Falls. Also missed by son more

January 22, 2019 - Obituary & Service Information for Afzal F.(Al) Suleman
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of a dear son, husband, father and brother. Afzal wanted all his family, friends and colleagues to know that he led a most wonderful 60 years of life with the last 30 more.
January 3, 2019 - Obituary & Service Information for Retired M&DFD Fire Chief Brian "Spike" Johnston
It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Richard Brian “Spike” Johnston. Spike served on the Meaford and District Fire Department for 35 years (1969 – 2004), with 22 years as Fire more.
In an ongoing effort to promote mental health and wellness, Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR), a training program focused on first responders, is now being repositioned under The Working Mind (TWM) as The Working Mind First Responders (TWMFR) more.
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs has elected their Board of Directors for the 2019 term. Executive elections will take place during the business meeting on Thursday, November 22, more.
November 8, 2018 - Obituary & Service Information for Retired Fire Chief Jack Karn
The Township and Centre Wellington Fire Rescue Services are mourning the loss of retired Fire Chief Jack Karn, father to our Deputy Chief Jonathan Karn. Jack passed away peacefully surrounded by family earlier this week. Jack started with the more.
Ajax, ON – After receiving an overwhelming response to the Jenny’s Heroes Canada – Ontario Fire Services Equipment Grant process from volunteer fire departments across Ontario, television personality Jenny Jones decided to double the grant to $50,000 from its original amount of $25,000. More than 100 applications for the grant were received and from there, six departments were chosen for various equipment needs and funding more
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Ollie for over 32 years. Loving father of Judy Ball (Fred), Mike (Michelle), Mike Wilson (Jacy) and Steve Wilson. Opa will be sadly more.
Ron passed away peacefully in hospital, Kingston on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the age of 73. Beloved husband for over 46 years and best friend of Pat (Timbers) Haskins. Much loved and respected father of Mark (Angie) Haskins and Michael more.
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Jenny's Heroes Canada, an organization looking to support volunteer firefighters across Ontario by providing an equipment grant, up to $25,000! more
Wilson, Gary Lee of Port Stanley passed Friday, June 15th, 2018, at the L.H.S.C. (Victoria Campus), at the age of 59. Dearly loved husband of Dianne Lynn (Golem) Wilson and loved father of Jocelyne Asselin (Dan) and Courtnee Campbell (Brad). Proud Papa of Erik, more.
It is with heavy hearts that we send our prayers and thoughts to Debbie, Lisa, Dan, grandchildren, extended family and friends on the passing of Fire Chief Patrick more.
Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family, at Lee Manor Nursing Home in Owen Sound, on Friday evening, April 13th, 2018. Gordon Stewart Woods, of Owen Sound, at the age of 81 years.  Dearly loved husband of Ruth Connolly more.
Ajax, ONT – After a series of fatal fires in Ontario, chief fire officers and public educators across the province are pleading with their communities to put an end to further tragedies by following simple – and life-saving – fire prevention strategies at more.
Cobourg, Ont. – More than 20 per cent of the calls fire departments across Northumberland County received in 2015 and 2016 regarding Highway 401 emergencies resulted in no emergency situation being found, often because inaccurate information was given to 9-1-1 more
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Robert Broadbent Fire Chief of the St. Thomas Fire more
September 19, 2016 The City of Guelph appoints new Fire Chief
John Osborne has been appointed Fire Chief for the City of Guelph.  Chief Osborne’s appointment came into effect on September 7th, 2016.  As Chief, he manages overall operations of the Guelph Fire Department with a total compliment  of 172 professional staff in 6 Fire Stations.
July 17, 2016 STATEMENT FROM THE ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS - Ajax, Ontario - On behalf of Ontario’s fire chiefs, our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family, friends, and fellow firefighters of Loyalist Township Emergency Services firefighter Patrick Pidgeon. Mr. Pidgeon perished fighting a fire in Amherstview yesterday read more...
CALGARY, July 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC), in conjunction with the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) today launched a comprehensive training program aimed to ensure that Canada's first responders are prepared for incidents involving liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) more

May 13, 2016 - Obituary and Service Information for Frank Moran

February 16, 2016 - Passing of retired Fire Chief Max Hussey, Waterloo Fire Rescue, Visitation and Service Information

February 12, 2016 - Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Announce Trainer Graduates on Leading Edge Mental Health Program
Mississauga - The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is pleased to announce that forty first responders graduated today from the inaugural, fire service based, Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) train-the-trainer program hosted by Mississauga Fire and Emergency more

January 29, 2016 - The Town of Greater Napanee Announces New Deputy Chief
The Town of Greater Napanee is pleased to announce that after an extensive search process, Assistant Chief John Koenig has accepted the position as the Town's next Deputy Fire Chief of Emergency more

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) is please to announce a partnership with the Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) to support the development of a regional training centre network and the updating of hazard curriculum to NFPA more
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA) to support the development of a regional training centre network and the updating of high hazard curriculum to NFPA standards. - See more at:

“We are thrilled to have such a quality candidate and leader to fill this role,” says Chief Shawn Armstrong. “Jones’ years of diverse experience, passion for the job, and forward-looking thinking make her the perfect fit.”