Forward Avenue Report
Answering the call, in all its poignant horror
A National event to raise funds for the Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation.Every dollar raised will go toward the education fund for Fallen Firefighters children.
Saturday May 4th, 2013
Entertainment provided by: Better Under Fire
Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) concluded that the City of Montreal acted in a manner which compromised the health and safety of its workers in reaching a decision on the death of Montreal firefighter, Thierry Godfrind, in July of 2012.
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On Saturday, April 20th, 2013, the Bytown Fire Brigade will be holding their annual Dinner and Auction at the Hampton Inn in Ottawa.
The Bytown Fire Brigade was created in the early 1980’s to help preserve the fire heritage and history of Canada. Incorporated in 1983, the “Bytown Fire Brigade” is a federally registered, tax-exempt, non-profit historical society, comprised entirely of volunteers with an elected President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The goal of the Brigade is to acquire, restore, preserve and display the artifacts and apparatus that tell the story of firefighting in Canada’s capital and the country as a whole.
The Brigade has a large collection of antique fire apparatus both motorized and non motorized. The first piece of fire apparatus acquired by the Brigade was an 1886 horse-drawn Silsby Steamer purchased in 1984. Over the years, the Brigade has invested considerable money and time in restoring this historical piece, a project that is still ongoing. The Brigade owns four antique fire trucks dating back to 1921. It also owns many hand-drawn pieces of fire apparatus dating back to the 1840s, as well as countless smaller artifacts and photographs.
This is one of the Brigade’s biggest fund raising efforts and they need your support.
To order tickets please contact Mr. John Carriere at (613) 837 9088 or Mr. Peter Ryan at (613) 692 7625.
The Ottawa Fire Fighters Community Foundation held the draw for the Silver Fox Metalwork’s (Ron Matton) Fire Truck and the Devon & Dick Pettes designed Bar Fridge.
The Winner of the fire truck was… Mr. Kevin Ritchie of the Burlington Fire Department, President Burlington Fire Fighters Association.
The winner of the Bar Fridge was Fire Fighter Scott Barton Station 41 “B” Group
Congratulations to both. We collected more than $8,000.00 with these draws and all money directed to the Ottawa Fire Fighter Memorial.
Thanks to all for their generous contributions.
David A. Smith
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