This Sunday, October 2, 2022, Ontario’s fallen firefighters will be honoured for their bravery, heroism, and sacrifice at a special ceremony held at the Ontario Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial.
This is the first time since the pandemic started that an in-person memorial has taken place. The families of the fallen impacted by the cancellations in 2020 and 2021 have also been invited to join in person for the ceremony. This year the names of 36 fallen firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities will be added to the Memorial Wall, in addition to the 98 names of those lost in 2020 and 2021.
For those of you that are not able to attend, we can still be together in solidarity by honouring our fallen with a moment of silence and paying them tribute on social media.
The names of the 36 being engraved on the granite walls can be found HERE. Attached are some images you can use in your posts on social media. Please use the hashtag #OPFFA2022 Sample tweets/posts are provided below:
Bell Image: Today I ring the bell in memory of my firefighter sister/brother <insert name> who <insert comment>. #NeverForget #OPFFA2022 @OPFFA
Other Images: Today I observe a moment of silence in honour of my fallen sisters & brothers that paid the ultimate sacrifice. RIP #NeverForget #OPFFA2022 @OPFFA
Please note that there will be a reception at Pogue Mahones Pub & Kitchen immediately following the ceremony. (MAP: 777 Bay Street)
The memorial site is located on the northeast corner of Queen’s Park Circle and College Street. The ceremony will begin at 1:00 PM and is expected to last approximately one hour. Please be advised there is no assigned seating nor designated parking for this event.
Greg Horton, President
Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association