Highlights of the 1980 Decade


1980 Executive

PRESIDENT:

VICE-PRESIDENT:

SECRETARY:

TREASURER:

MEMBERSHIP:

THIRD ALARM EDITOR

PUBLICATIONS:

SALES:

MEETINGS and ARCHIVES:

PAST – PRESIDENT:

DESIGN EDITOR:

REGION 10 VICE – PRESIDENT:

John D. Skillen

Fred Calder

Ted Calvin

Jim Stronach

Norm Weddum

Walt McCall

Walter (Walt) McCall

Keith Hanley

Gary Wignall

John L. Holden

Alan Craig

Gerry Hourigan

This years Highlights:

June 7th, – Second Annual OFBA Muster held at the Toronto Harbourside.

This month, we acquired High Pressure Monitor #2, a 1949 American LaFrance Model 700-BJC High Pressure Monitor and Hose Car, Register #L-3835 from the City of Toronto.

August 31st, to September 1st, –  Fall Meet held in conjunction with Windsor Firefighters’Annual Field Day in Windsor.

October 29th, – The O.F.B.A was officially incorporated.

November 8th, – Annual Meeting held at the East York Fire Department.

There are currently 126 active members belonging to the group.

We have reached member card # 191.


1981 Executive

PRESIDENT:

VICE-PRESIDENT:

SECRETARY:

TREASURER:

MEMBERSHIP:

THIRD ALARM EDITOR

PUBLICATIONS:

SALES:

MEETINGS and ARCHIVES:

DESIGN EDITOR:

DIRECTOR:

DIRECTOR:

REGION 10 VICE – PRESIDENT:

PAST – PRESIDENT:

John Skillen

Fred Calder

Ted Calvin

Jim Stronach

Norm Weddum

Walt McCall

Walter (Walt) McCall

Keith Hanley

Gary Wignall

Alan Craig

John Robinson

Tom Sheppard

Gerry Hourigan

John L. Holden

This years Highlights:

May 23rd, – OFBA Spring Meet held in North York.

June 13th, – Third annual OFBA Muster hosted by Box 43 at the Leander Boat Club in Hamilton.

November, – Annual Meeting held in Toronto.

There are currently 140 active members belonging to the group.

We have reached member card # 215.


1982 Executive

PRESIDENT:

VICE-PRESIDENT:

SECRETARY:

TREASURER:

MEMBERSHIP:

THIRD ALARM EDITOR

PUBLICATIONS:

MEETINGS:

MUSTERS:

DIRECTOR:

PAST – PRESIDENT:

Gary J. Wignall

Fred Calder

Norm Weddum

John L. Holden

Harold R. McMann

Walt McCall

Walter (Walt) McCall

Gordon MacBride

Tom Sheppard

Jim Campbell

John Skillen

This years Highlights:

May 15th, – OFBA Spring Meet held in Kitchener – Waterloo.

June 5th, – Fourth Annual OFBA Muster held on Saturday in Newmarket.

September 11th, – OFBA Fall Meet held in Port Hope, Cobourg and Peterborough.

November 6th, – Annual Meeting held in Etobicoke and Toronto.

There are currently 140 active members belonging to the group.

We have reached member card # 239.


1983 Executive

PRESIDENT:

VICE-PRESIDENT:

SECRETARY:

TREASURER:

MEMBERSHIP:

EVENTS:

SALES:

MUSTERS:

APPARATUS:

MEETINGS:

ARCHIVES:

THIRD ALARM EDITOR

PUBLICATIONS:

DESIGN EDITOR:

DIRECTOR:

PAST – PRESIDENT:

REGION 10 VICE – PRESIDENT:

Gary J. Wignall

Unknown

Fred Calder

John Holden

Harold R. McMann

Gordon MacBride

Frank Wilcox

Dave MacDonald

John Holden

Unkown

Unkown

Walt McCall

Walt McCall

Alan Craig

Jim Campbell

John Skillen

Gerry Hourigan

This years Highlights:

May 20th, – OFBA Spring Meet held in Brockport, New York.

July 1st, – Fifth Annual OFBA Muster held in Port Hope.

September 10th, – OFBA Fall Meet held in St. Catharines, Thorold and Welland.

November 5th, – Annual Meeting held at the City of York Fire Department.

There are currently a large number of active members belonging to the group.

We have reached member card #


1984 Executive

PRESIDENT:

VICE-PRESIDENT:

SECRETARY:

TREASURER:

MEMBERSHIP:

EVENTS:

SALES:

MUSTERS:

APPARATUS:

MEETINGS:

ARCHIVES:

THIRD ALARM EDITOR

PUBLICATIONS:

DIRECTOR:

DIRECTOR:

PAST – PRESIDENT:

REGION 10 VICE – PRESIDENT:

Fred Calder

Gordon MacBride

Ken Buchanan

Jim Stronach

Harold R. McMann

Gordon MacBride

Frank Wilcox

Dave MacDonald

John Holden

Unkown

Unkown

Walt McCall

Walt McCall

James Bruce Rae

Wayne Corneil

Gary J. Wignall

Gerry Hourigan

This years Highlights:

May 12th, – OFBA Spring Meet held at King-Seagrave Ltd. and the London Fire Department.

July, – Sixth Annual OFBA Muster held at Ontario Place in Toronto.

September 10th, – OFBA Fall Meet held in St. Catharines, Thorold and Welland.

November 3rd, – Annual Meeting held in Scarborough.

There are currently 164 active members.
We have reached member card #


1985 Executive

PRESIDENT:

VICE-PRESIDENT:

SECRETARY:

TREASURER:

MEMBERSHIP:

PROGRAMS:

PROGRAMS:

SALES:

MUSTERS:

APPARATUS:

MEETINGS:

ARCHIVES:

THIRD ALARM EDITOR

PUBLICATIONS:

DISTRIBUTION:

DIRECTOR:

DIRECTOR:

PAST – PRESIDENT:

REGION 10 VICE – PRESIDENT:

Fred Calder

Bruce Rae

Ken Buchanan

Jim Stronach

Jerry Campbell

Gordon MacBride

Tom Shepherd

Frank Wilcox

Dave MacDonald

John Holden

Unknown

Unknown

Walt McCall

Walt McCall

Jim Stronach

John Christie

Douglas Holmes

Gary J. Wignall

Gerry Hourigan

This years Highlights:

Long-time Membership Chairman Harold McMann stepped down this year.  Two other members also stepped away from the executive:
Gordon MacBride and Tom Shepherd

May 11 – 12th, – OFBA Spring Meet held in Buffalo New York and area.

June 8th, – Seventh Annual OFBA Muster, held at the Leander Boat Club in Hamilton.

September, – The OFBA Fall Meet was held at Pearson International Airport and the Brampton Fire Department.

November, – Annual Meeting held at the Toronto Fire Department and Scarborough Training Centre.
This year the 1939 Bickle-Seagrave 65′ Aerial was donated to the new Canadian Firefighters’ Museum at Port Hope.

There are currently 161 active members.
We have reached member card #


1986 Executive

PRESIDENT:

VICE-PRESIDENT:

SECRETARY:

TREASURER:

MEMBERSHIP:

APPARATUS:

SALES:

MUSTERS:

THIRD ALARM EDITOR

PUBLICATIONS:

DISTRIBUTION:

DIRECTOR:

DIRECTOR:

DIRECTOR:

PAST – PRESIDENT:

REGION 10 VICE – PRESIDENT:

Fred Calder

Bruce Rae

Ken Buchanan

Jim Stronach

Jerry Campbell

John Holden

Frank Wilcox

Dave MacDonald

Walt McCall

Walt McCall

Jim Stronach

John Christie

Douglas Holmes

Dave Barnum

Gary J. Wignall

Gerry Hourigan

This years Highlights:

May 10th, – OFBA Spring Meet was held in Windsor.

June, – The Eighth-Annual OFBA Muster was held in Stouffville.
The Firefighters’ Museum & Workshop Project opens it’s doors in Port Hope, and is the culmination of three years of planning and effort from members of the O.F.B.A.

September 13th, – OFBA Fall Meet held in Barrie, CFB Borden, and the Ontario Fire College.

November 1st, – Annual Meeting held in Toronto and included seminars.

There are currently 0 active members.
We have reached member card #


1987 Executive

PRESIDENT:

VICE-PRESIDENT:

SECRETARY:

TREASURER:

MEMBERSHIP:

APPARATUS:

SALES:

MUSTERS:

THIRD ALARM EDITOR

PUBLICATIONS:

DISTRIBUTION:

DIRECTOR:

DIRECTOR:

DIRECTOR:

PAST – PRESIDENT:

REGION 10 VICE – PRESIDENT:

Fred Calder

Bruce Rae

Ken Buchanan

Jim Stronach

Jerry Campbell

Jim Campbell

Frank Wilcox

Dave MacDonald

Walt McCall

Walt McCall

Jim Stronach

John Christie

Douglas Holmes

Dave Barnum

Gary J. Wignall

Gerry Hourigan

This years Highlights:

June 13th, – OFBA Spring Meet included a photo tour of Collingwood, Collingwood Township, Thornbury, Meaford, Owen Sound and the Owen Sound-based Inter-Township fire departments.

July 5th, – OFBA Muster at the Canadian Fire Fighter’s Museum in Port Hope.

November 7th, – The OFBA Annual Meeting was hosted by the Toronto Fire Department.


1988 Executive

PRESIDENT:

VICE-PRESIDENT:

SECRETARY:

TREASURER:

MEMBERSHIP:

APPARATUS:

SALES:

MUSTERS:

THIRD ALARM EDITOR

PUBLICATIONS:

DIRECTOR:

DIRECTOR:

DIRECTOR:

PAST – PRESIDENT:

IFBA CONVENTION CHAIR:

REGION 10 VICE – PRESIDENT:

Fred Calder

J. Bruce Rae

Doug Johnston

Jim Stronach

Jerry Campbell

Jim Campbell

Frank Wilcox

Dave MacDonald

Walter McCall

Walter McCall

Dave Barnum

Fred Gaines

Rick Loiselle

Gary R. Wignall

Norm Weddum

Gerry Hourigan

This years Highlights:

May 28th, – OFBA Spring Meet, included tours of Brantford and Brantford township fire departments.

July 1st, – OFBA Muster in conjunction with the Canadian Fire Fighter’s Museum in Port Hope.

September 23rd, – OFBA Fall meet hosted by the Western Reserve Fire Buff Association in Cleveland, Ohio.

October 22nd, – OFBA Annual Meeting and Photo Tour of Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Aurora Fire Departments.


1989 Executive

PRESIDENT:

VICE-PRESIDENT:

SECRETARY:

TREASURER:

APPARATUS:

MEMBERSHIP:

SALES:

MUSTERS:

THIRD ALARM EDITOR

PUBLICATIONS:

DIRECTOR:

DIRECTOR:

DIRECTOR:

PAST – PRESIDENT:

REGION 10 VICE – PRESIDENT:

Walt McCall

J. Bruce Rae

Doug Johnston

Jim Stronach

Jim Campbell

Jerry Campbell

Frank Wilcox

Dave MacDonald

Walt McCall

Walt McCall

Dave Barnum

Fred Gaines

Rick Loiselle

Gary R. Wignall

Gerry Hourigan

This years Highlights:

May 13th, – OFBA Spring Meet at the Etobicoke Fire Department, with photo tours of their fire halls.

September 23rd, – OFBA Fa1l Photo Tour of three Southwest Ontario Fire Departments Chatham, Wallaceburg and Tilbury, plus several privately-owned antique rigs.

November 4th, – The OFBA Annual Meeting was hosted by the Toronto Fire Department.

There are currently 174 active members.