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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Gary Dinkel sends us this picture from a major house fire at 51 Livingstone Crescent in Cambridge on January 17th, 2019.

Gary Dinkel sends us this picture from a major house fire at 51 Livingstone Crescent in Cambridge on January 17th, 2019. This shot was just before collapse of the top floor.

Gary Dinkel sends us this picture from a major house fire at 51 Livingstone Crescent in Cambridge on January 17th, 2019.

Gary Dinkel sends us this picture from a major house fire at 51 Livingstone Crescent in Cambridge on January 17th, 2019.

Mississauga’s new 2018 Pierce Arrow XT 1775/341/ with foam  100’ – Gary Dinkel

Station 2, Central Manitoulin Fire Department opened this new fire hall in 2018 – Bob Cramer

Pembrokes’s  new 2018 Pierce Saber 1330/824/ with foam tank.   Job 32554-1 – Gary Dinkel

Tillsonburg’s new A4, 2018 E1 Cyclone 1670/250 100’ platform So #141819 – Gary Dinkel

Imperial Oil Sarnia has a new 2018 E One Cylcone II 3000 US gpm and believed to have  a 750 gallon foam tank – Darch Fire – Gary Dinkel

Geyser of Light

The C.P. Holiday Train food drive came to Ingolf Fire Department on December 3rd, and the small community of 50 residents on the Ontario / Manitoba border rallied to the cause – Captain Brian Griffin

The Ingolf fire team cooked up the food – Captain Brian Griffin

The Ingolf fire team ladies set-up the hall and served the food – Captain Brian Griffin

Residents of Ingolf and visitors were served free hot dogs, hot chocolate and cookies – Captain Brian Griffin

Being on the Manitoba/Ontario border they got many families on either side to visit and they served over 200 hot dogs – Captain Brian Griffin

Ingolf fire team sharing pride in a moment with a donation and the overall success with their food hamper over flowing by the end of the night – Captain Brian Griffin

OFBA Member Gary Dinkel sent us this picture of a barn fire in New Dundee on December 4th.

OFBA Member Gary Dinkel sent us this picture of a barn fire in New Dundee on December 4th.

Tanker 35, New Hamburg’s new Rosenbauer unit got it’s inaugural fire call to the New Dundee barn fire. The truck is a 2018 Freightliner 417/2081 serial 21696 – Gary Dinkel

This is  Kitchener’s new off road vehicle, that is not in service yet – Gary Dinkel

12-02-18 Members of the Marathon Fire Department helping out with the CP Holiday Train – Fire Chief Kent Readman

12-02-18 Members of the Marathon Fire Department helping out with the CP Holiday Train – Fire Chief Kent Readman

12-02-18 Members of the Marathon Fire Department helping out with the CP Holiday Train – Fire Chief Kent Readman

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

11/30/2018 -Vaughan – The CP Holiday Train arrived in Nashville, today, near the new fire station being built.

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

This Month’s Safety Tips:

Thanks to all Our Vendors, we had some great product offerings at Our November Show. 

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              I do apologize for the streaming quality using my Freedom Mobile data-stick,                       however this is only a test for possible future events.

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