In Memorial

Every year we say goodbye to friends in the Fire Service, whose lives are cut short either in the line of duty or beyond, but we never forget them. We pay our respects to them and will remember the legacy of their service.

We have added their names to our In Memoriam 2019.

Each June, the FFAO and Ontario Fire College invite fire department, family and friends to gather in a special Memorial Service, on the grounds of the Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst. In 2020, the ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19. Please consider joining us in June 2021.

Firefighters Memorial Ottawa

The National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial parade and service was held in Ottawa on September 13, 2015.

The Memorial for Fallen Firefighters at Queen’s Park Toronto scheduled for early October 2015 was cancelled this year, due to unforeseen circumstances. We will update members on the 2016 event.

The Ontario Fire College in Gravenhurst and The Fire Fighters’ Association of Ontario host an annual Memorial Parade and Service to remember those firefighters who are no longer with us. The event will be held in June 2016. We will update members on the date when it is confirmed.

If you have would like to ensure a departed Firefighter is honoured in these events, please notify Captain Dennis Thain (Retired) FFAO Memorial Chairman at They will be honoured with a moment of silence at the beginning of our meeting.

Deceased Firefighter Form

We honour the memory of our firefighters each year at a special Memorial ceremony at the Ontario Fire College. If you would like to ensure we are aware of an Ontario firefighter who has passed away, please help us by sharing their names so that our fellow members are aware of the brothers and sisters we’ve lost, and so that we can honour them properly.