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The firefighters association collected an additional $42,000 in donations along with the toys.

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Firefighters had plenty of help delivering toys collected during parades and donations to the Salvation Army's toy depot Monday December 7, 2015,The firefighters association collected an additional $42,000 in donations along with the toys.The gifts will help brighten the holidays of approximately 20,000 children in Ottawa.

Those are just some of the things firefighters must take into account.

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As Firefighters, not only are we the first responders in crisis situations, putting our lives at risk to protect citizens in need, but in our off-duty hours we dedicate our time to raising funds and awareness for our many great causes.

With Ottawaparamedics at times falling short of the number of ambulances ,the idea of firefighters taking on medical duties has been a .

Attention Canadian Affiliates: The House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety andNational Security tabled its report today on Operational Stress Injuries (OSIs)and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Public Safety Officers and FirstResponders. The IAFF participated in the committee's study on OSIs and PTSDthis past May. We are pleased to see that our call to establish a NationalAction Plan for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, that would include five keyelements: best practices, research, education, awareness and treatment, issupported by the Committee.The IAFF supports this report and its recommendations, andwill continue to work with members of the committee and Public Safety MinisterRalph Goodale to ensure that the federal government will create a cohesive planas a framework for an effective and all-encompassing PTSD toolkit that can beused as a resource by any first responder agency or individual who needs it.Please find the Committee's press release and link to thefull report below: Ottawa, October 04, 2016 - Today, Ms. Pam Damoff, Member of the House ofCommons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security ("theCommittee"), tabled the Committee's report after its study of OperationalStress Injuries (OSIs) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in PublicSafety Officers and First Responders. In its report the Committee recognizes,as did all of its witnesses, the unique nature of the work performed by publicsafety officers and first responders and their experience with PTSD. The Committee believes that more can be donein respect of evidence-based research, data collection and the sharing of bestpractices among departments, agencies and organizations. The Committee iscognizant of the fact that the majority of public safety officers are provincialemployees within the tri-services (fire, paramedics and law enforcement) andbelieves that this demonstrates the importance and need for federal leadershipand effective partnerships among all levels of government. The Committee's key recommendations consistof three foundational pieces that will help to ensure that accurate data iscollected and then shared nationally so that public safety officers aresupported regardless of where they live or work. The Committee has called forthe creation of a Canadian Institute for Public Safety Officer Health Researchand has asked that a mental health prevalence survey be conducted. Furthermore,the Committee has suggested that an expert working group be formed and betasked with the elaboration of a national strategy on OSIs, and that thisstrategy include policies on prevention, screening, education, intervention andtreatment. The Committee will be holding a pressconference today at the National Press Theatre (150 Wellington Street) at 12:30p.m. to discuss this report.Thereport is available online on the


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The show will be hosted in the Salons of the Nepean Sports Plex on May 27th at 7pm and will showcase 3 comedians including our very own Mark Hatfield an Ottawa Firefighter and Comedian extraordinaire who will be our MC and special guest hosting the evening.

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This means we are working to ensure that we are at the table when the political decisions are made that affect our wages, benefits, and working conditions, and the security of citizens and firefighter families.

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The Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters Association have been associated with many functions and has helped raise millions of dollars, over the history of the Association and we have been relentless in our commitment to making a difference in people's lives.
As Firefighters, not only are we the first responders in crisis situations, putting our lives at risk to protect citizens in need, but in our off-duty hours we dedicate our time to raising funds and awareness for our many great causes.
As a supporter Of the OPFFA you should be proud to know that the Millions of dollars that we have raised have been donated to CHEO (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario), the Ottawa Hospital, The Royal Ottawa Hospital, Muscular Dystrophy just to name a few... It's because of citizens and stakeholders in our community who have so steadfastly and generously stood behind and supported us throughout the years that makes our fundraising a success.
In an effort to continue to serve the community, the OPFFA are excited and proud to announce the return of the Adult comedy show. In Hiatus for 5 years we look forward to hosting this event once again knowing that the net proceeds are being distributed to our charitable efforts.
The show will be hosted in the Salons of the Nepean Sports Plex on May 27th at 7pm and will showcase 3 comedians including our very own Mark Hatfield an Ottawa Firefighter and Comedian extraordinaire who will be our MC and special guest hosting the evening.More information and tickets can be found Thank you again for supporting, your pledge makes a difference!
David Andre,
Chair of Charities

Professional Firefighters of IAFF Local 2878

A special thank you to OttawaFire Services, Honeydrop face painting, the Redblack cheer team, Big Joe, Live88.5, Hot 89.9, and of course the endless support of all the firefighters andtheir families who make this event happen each year!