Welcome to the O.F.B.A.

The Ontario Fire Buff Associates is an Ontario, Canada based group of fire service enthusiasts, “Buffs” who’s present membership comes from across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Although our membership comes from many different walks of life, we have one common interest, the fire service.

The OFBA is an affiliate of the International Fire Buff Associates (IFBA)

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Long Time OFBA Member and Retired  Third Alarm Editor Walt McCall has become an Honourary Member of the Windsor Professional Fire Fighter’s Association. Walt has been dedicated to the history of the department for over 65 years

Gary Dinkel has sent us this picture of Richmond Hill’s new truck for  new . The back end has a lift on it to lift the decon tent out of the back compartment. 

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show – Jeff can be contacted at jeffspoor@hotmail.com

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show – Jeff can be contacted at jeffspoor@hotmail.com

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show

November 3rd, OFBA Fire Service Collectables Show

Brampton Aerial 209 shot by Gary Dinkel at Darch on October 25th, 2018. It is an E-One Cyclone 1100/233/17 and the metric plate is 5004/1060/76  serial 141769

Cambridge A3 2005 General Spartan Gladiator 1584/500/15 60’ 17028 shot by Gary Dinkel.

Tanker 434 Lanark Highlands Fire Service – Tatlock Station 1999 GMC C8500 Almonte Tank 1,500 / Portable Pump – Captain Linda Duncan

Rescue 454 Lanark Highlands Fire Service Tatlock Station  1991 Ford E / Almonte (ex-Lanark County Rescue) – Rob Simpson

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

2018 Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

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Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

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Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

September Photo Tour Group: Gord M, Ken B, James B, Doug H, Greg B, Rob S, Larry W, Des B, Gary D and Bob R.

Car 6 Cambridge Fire Department 2018 Mercedes Sprinter Command Unit (Platoon Chief) – Rob Simpson

P 1 Cambridge Fire Department 2017 Pierce Impel PUC Pumper 1250 /500 25 (S#31116) – Rob Simpson

Rescue Boat Cambridge Fire Department SuperDuxx  – Rob Simpson

R1 – Hazmat 3 Cambridge Fire Department 2002 American LaFrance Eagle 148 RR Rescue (S#K33287) Heavy Rescue – Rob Simpson

Parade Cambridge Fire Department 1951 International L190 Marsh 625 500 – Cambridge Fire Museum

A 4 Cambridge Fire Department 2010 Spartan ELFD Rosenbauer Aerial 1500 400 20 (V#C070366) 65′ Viper – Rob Simpson

Mechanical Cambridge Fire Department 2017 Chevrolet Pick-up – Rob Simpson

P 2 Cambridge Fire Department 2008 American LaFrance Eagle 134 RR Pumper 1750 640 25 (V#Z48503) Foam 25A/25B – Rob Simpson

P 22 Cambridge Fire Department 2002 Spartan Gladiator FF LFD General Pumper 1250 440 25 (S#01-MET-49) – Rob Simpson

Boat Cambridge Fire Department 2008 Nattiq Air Boat (the air boat is towed by Unit 5) – Rob Simpson

T 1 Cambridge Fire Department 1996 HME 1871 C-Max Tanker 1050 2000 20 (S#F3-96) – Rob Simpson

P 5 Cambridge Fire Department 2008 American LaFrance Eagle 134 RR Pumper 1750 640 25 (V#RZ48504) Foam 25A/25B – Rob Simpson

A 33 Cambridge Fire Department 2002 American LaFrance Eagle 148 RR Aerial 1250 220 25 (S#H18169) 50′ TS Foam 25A/25B – Rob Simpson

Truck and Boat

Tech Support Unit 5 Cambridge Fire Department 1994 GMC Vandura 3500 Unicell (tows the 2008 Nattiq air boat) – Rob Simpson

Truck and Boat

R 1 Cambridge Fire Department 2015 Spartan Metro Star Classic LFD SVI Rescue (SO#909) Heavy Rescue – Rob Simpson

Parade Cambridge Fire Department Bickle – Seagrave Owned by the Cambridge Firefighters Association – Rob Simpson

CBRN Haz-mat Unit Cambridge Fire Department CargoMate Van Trailer – Rob Simpson

A 44 Cambridge Fire Department 1995 Spartan Gladiator SMFD Saulsbury 1250 250 (S#295068) 50′ TS – Rob Simpson

According to firehallmuseum.ca, this vintage 1938  Bickle-Seagrave Cheftain Quad ladder truck once belonged to the Preston Fire Department. Walt McCall tells us this was the last of the Bickle gable-hood design. 

Walt McCall has given us an in-service picture of the 1938 rig taken by him in 1973.  PFD # 2 was a quadruple combination pumper with a 450 imperial gallon per minute pump capacity, with a 100 gallon water tank that carries 1,000 feet of hose, has three large aluminium ladders, a life net, and fire extinguishers.

Walt McCall has also provided us with a picture of the Bickle taken by him at a Doon Heritage Village muster in the 1990s.

8 Cambridge Fire Department 2012 Toyota Donated to the department by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada – Rob Simpson

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