Highlights of the 2010 Decade

2010 Executive

PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTOR & EDITOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

PAST PRESIDENT

IFBA REGION 10 VP

Rick Loiselle

David Mollison

Harry Newlove

Jim Stronach

Robert Herscovitch

Walt McCall

Herb Gallaway

Bob Rupert

Gary Wignall

Gary Wignall

THIS YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

 May 8th,

June 5th, and 6th,

July 10th,

August 21st,

September 11th,

October 2nd,

 

November 7th,

Photo Tour of the Kawartha Lakes fire stations.

Photo Tour of Niagara Falls & Welland fire stations.

Photo Tour of the Chatham-Kent & Dresden fire stations.

Photo Tour of the Vaughan Fire/Rescue Services.

Photo Tour of the Vaughan Fire/Rescue Services.

Photo Tour of the Haldimand County Fire Departments

Part 1, Photo Tour of the Oxford County Fire Departments

Annual OFBA Fall Fire Flea Market & General Meeting at the Toronto Fire Department, Training Academy.

THIS YEAR WE HAD ____ ACTIVE MEMBERS

2011 Executive

PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTOR & EDITOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

PAST PRESIDENT

IFBA REGION 10 VP

Rick Loiselle

David Mollison

Robert Rupert

Jim Stronach

Robert Herscovitch

Walt McCall

Herb Gallaway

Robert Rupert

Gary Wignall

Carolyn Wignall

THIS YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

May 14th,

June 11th,

July 9th and 10th,

August 20th,

September 17th,

October 1st,

November 5th,

Part III Photo Tour of the Kawartha Lakes fire stations.

Photo Tour of the Kitchener / Waterloo and Kitchener / Waterloo Airport fire stations.

Photo Tour of the Brampton, King Township and Bradford fire stations.

Photo Tour of the Hamilton area including the Hamilton Airport – hosted by Ken Buchanan.

Photo Tour of the Windsor Fire & Rescue Services

Part II Photo Tour of the Oxford County Fire Departments.

OFBA Fall Fire Flea Market & Annual General Meeting at the Toronto Fire Department.
The OFBA held our 40th anniversary celebration evening dinner.

THIS YEAR WE HAD ____ ACTIVE MEMBERS

2012 Executive

PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTOR & EDITOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

PAST PRESIDENT

IFBA REGION 10 VP

Rick Loiselle

David Mollison

Robert Rupert

Jim Stronach

Robert Herscovitch

Walt McCall

Herb Gallaway

Desmond Brett

Gary Wignall

Carolyn Wignall

THIS YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

May 12th,

June 11th,

July 14th and 15th,

August 15th  to 18th,

September 18th,

October 13th,

November 3rd,

During the Year,

Visit to St. Mary’s, Granton, Lucan, Ilderton, Lobo, (Coldstream), Arva, Bryanston & Thorndale stations.

Photo Tour of the Bracebridge, Gravenhurst & Area fire stations.

Photo Tour of the Mississauga fire stations.

 60th Annual IFBA Convention, hosted by the O.F.B.A. in Toronto.

Photo Tour of the City of Guelph and the Eramosa Township fire stations.

 Photo Tour of the Town of Caledon Fire Department.

Annual OFBA Fall Fire Flea Market & General Meeting at the Toronto Fire Department.

Around this year, Kevin Plested from Warpzone Web Design and a Fire Buff, approached Dean Nickerson the WebMaster and the OFBA Directors, offering to host the website for free. This enabled the club to have a direct Domain address and a newly designed website.

Once again Dean Nickerson changed the webpage giving it a brand new look.

THIS YEAR WE HAD ____ ACTIVE MEMBERS

2013 Executive

PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTOR & EDITOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

PAST PRESIDENT

IFBA REGION 10 VP

Rick Loiselle

David Mollison

Robert Rupert

Jim Stronach

Robert Herscovitch

Walt McCall

Herb Gallaway

Desmond Brett

Gary Wignall

Denis Choquette

THIS YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

May 11th,

June 8th,

July 6th and 7th,

August 17th,

September 14th,

October 5th,

November 2nd,

Photo Tour of the Pickering an Ajax fire stations..

Photo Tour of the St. Mary’s area fire stations playing catch-up from last year.

Photo Tour of numerous Toronto fire stations

Photo Tour of the Glencoe, Dutton, West Lorne, Newbury & Rodney fire stations.

Photo Tour of the Pearson (GTAA) Airport and Halton Hills fire stations..

Photo Tour of the Orangeville, Shelburne and area fire stations.

Annual OFBA Fall Fire Flea Market & General Meeting at the Toronto Fire Department Training Academy.

THIS YEAR WE HAD ____ ACTIVE MEMBERS

2014 Executive

PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTOR & EDITOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

PAST PRESIDENT

IFBA REGION 10 VP

Robert Rupert

David Mollison

Larry Ward

Jim Stronach

Robert Herscovitch

Desmond Brett

Mike Gough

Gary Wignall

Rick Loiselle

Denis Choquette

THIS YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

May 31st,

June 14th,

July 12th,

August 9th,

September 20th,

October 4th,

November 1st,

Photo Tour of the Grimsby, Lincoln, West Lincoln, Binbrook fire stations.

Photo Tour of the North Hamilton rural area and Milton fire stations.

Photo Tour of the Brant County fire stations.

Photo Tour of the Burlington Fire Department.

Photo Tour of the Norfolk County fire stations.

Photo Tour of the Oakville fire stations.

Annual OFBA Fall Fire Flea Market & General Meeting at the Toronto Fire Academy.

THIS YEAR WE HAD ____ ACTIVE MEMBERS

2015 Executive

PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTOR & EDITOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

PAST PRESIDENT

IFBA REGION 10 VP

Robert Rupert

David Mollison

Larry Ward

Jim Stronach

Robert Herscovitch

Desmond Brett

Walt McCall

Mike Gough

Rick Loiselle

Ian Duke

THIS YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

May 23rd

 

June 27th,

July 18th,

August 13th,

September 10th,

October 1st,

November 1st,

Photo Tour where we visited the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, the City of Orillia and the Township of Oro-Medonte Fire Departments.

This Photo Tour we headed to the Niagara area and visited Thorold and St. Catharines.

This Photo Tour saw us visit Grey and Bruce Counties.

On this Tour we visited Belleville and Quinte West

This trip took us to three departments in three areas, all around Lake Simcoe. Ramara / Brock / Georgina.

On this Photo Tour we visited Fort Erie and Pelham.

Annual OFBA Fall Fire Flea Market & General Meeting at the Toronto Fire Academy.

THIS YEAR WE HAD ____ ACTIVE MEMBERS

2016 Executive

PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTOR & EDITOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

PAST PRESIDENT

IFBA REGION 10 VP

Robert Rupert

David Mollison

Ken Jansen

Jim Stronach

Robert Herscovitch

Desmond Brett

Bob Anderson

Larry Ward

Rick Loiselle

Gary Wignall

THIS YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

May 14th,

 

June 25th,

July 9th, and 10th,

August 13th,

September 10th,

October 1st,

November 5th,

Although the weather was rainy Clearwater Township brightened our day as the Fire Chief and Deputy toured each station with us. As the day progressed the weather improved slightly for Collingwood and Wasaga Beach.

Photo Tour of Southern Bruce and Grey Counties, Lucknow, Ripley, Walkerton, Hanover, and West Grey.

This 2 day Photo Tour took us to Monroe County, New York.

Photo Tour of Eastern Northumberland County, Brighton, Cramahe and Trent Hills.

Photo Tour of Central Elgin and St. Thomas.

Photo Tour of East Gwillimbury and Scugog.

Annual OFBA Fall Fire Flea Market & General Meeting at the Toronto Fire Department Training Academy.

Dean Nickerson was looking for a break from the OFBA website maintenance and Rob Simpson volunteered to become the new webmaster.

NUMBERS WERE UP THIS YEAR WITH 114 ACTIVE MEMBERS
This includes 6 members in the United States and 4 in Britain.

2017 Executive

PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTOR & EDITOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

PAST PRESIDENT

IFBA REGION 10 VP

Robert Rupert

David Mollison

Ken Jansen

Jim Stronach

Robert Herscovitch

Desmond Brett

Bob Anderson

Larry Ward

Rick Loiselle

Ian Duke

THIS YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

May 27th,

 

June 24th,

 July 29h,

 August 19th,

 September 16th,

October 14th,

 

November 4th,

During the Year,

Great weather and WOW 15 members joined us as we toured 11 fire halls in Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the Lake. Interesting, Niagara Falls has a fairly new policy where all on-duty members must be in uniform attire to greet the public.

Photo Tour of Southern Bruce and Grey Counties, Lucknow, Ripley, Walkerton, Hanover, and West Grey.

Our visit to Harriston, Palmerston, Mount Forest & Arthur had to be cancelled.

On this tour we visit the Uxbridge, Whitchurch-Stouffville and Central York Fire Services.

Away from the normal, we toured to the Essex, Kingsville, and Leamington fire stations..

During this Photo Tour we visited the fire halls of the Richmond Hill Fire & Emergency Services.

This tour dawned with a light drizzle but that didn’t stop 7 members, 2 guests and “Diesel” from showing up at Innisfil Station 2 at 0900 hrs for our last photo tour of 2017.

Annual OFBA Fall Fire Flea Market & General Meeting at the Toronto Fire Department Training Academy.

During this year many changes took place in the OFBA website, with this inclusion of the electronic versions of many of the newsletters including the Third Alarm, the Trumpet, Box 42 and 52.
Rob Simpson had converted all the Third Alarm’s from the club’s inception to PDF over the past year.

NUMBERS WERE DOWN SLIGHTLY WITH 109 ACTIVE MEMBERS

2018 Executive

PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTOR & EDITOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

PAST PRESIDENT

IFBA REGION 10 VP

Robert Rupert

Rick Loiselle

Greg Brown

Jim Stronach

Robert Herscovitch

Desmond Brett

Bob Anderson

Larry Ward

Rick Loiselle

Steve Garnett

THIS YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

May 12th,

 

June 16th,

July 21st, and 22nd,

August 25th,

September 15th,

November 3rd,

During the Year,

During this tour we will visited the fire departments of  New Tecumseth,  Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden, and  Bradford – West Gwillimbury.

This tour we visit the fire services of Inter-Township, Owen Sound, Grey-Bruce Museum, Chatsworth, Grey Highlands (Markdale & Flesherton) and Southgate (Dundalk).

This two-day tour took club members to the London Fire Department.

We visited the Six Nations & Haldimand County fire stations for this photo tour.

On this tour we visited stations in Woolwich Township, Cambridge and North Dumfries.

Annual OFBA Fall Fire Flea Market & General Meeting at the Toronto Fire Department Training Academy.

The revamp of the OFBA webpages continued this year with the inclusion of museums, web cameras and many other resources.

NUMBERS REMAINED STEADY WITH 109 ACTIVE MEMBERS

2019 Executive

PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

SECRETARY

TREASURER

MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTOR & EDITOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

PAST PRESIDENT

IFBA REGION 10 VP

Robert Rupert

Rick Loiselle

Greg Brown

Jim Stronach

Robert Herscovitch

Desmond Brett

Bob Anderson

Larry Ward

Rick Loiselle

Dave MacDonald

THIS YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

May 11th,                    Our first photo tour of the year, took us to the 5 stations of the Whitby Fire and Emergency Services.

June 15th,                  On this tour we visited Port Colborne and Haldimand County Stations 7, 9, 11, 12 & 13.

July 13th, and 14th,  This 2 day adventure took us on a tour of the Brampton Fire Service and it’s 13 stations.

August 17th,              This tour of the 5  Oshawa Fire Service station started out raining, but ended with nice weather.

September 14th,        Our final photo tour for the year took us to Wellington County where we visited stations in Centre Wellington,                                        Mapleton, Minto, and Wellington North.

November 3rd,          Annual OFBA Fall Fire Flea Market & General Meeting at the Toronto Fire Department Training Academy.

THIS YEAR WE HAD ACTIVE MEMBERS