The Third Alarm is the OFBA’s newsletter, which is published six times a year. Each issue includes club news & events, news from the fire world, fire department rosters, apparatus photos, historical information and more. We added colour photos to our cover in 2005.
In 2010, the OFBA appointed Des Brett as editor. Des succeeds longtime editor Walt McCall, who served the club in this capacity for thirty-seven years.
We have also published brief histories of two Canadian Fire Apparatus builders – “The Bickle Story” and “The Canadian Lafrance Story.”