OAFC Conference and Trade Show 2011
|The 59th annual Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs conference and trade show wrapped up Wednesday evening in Toronto. The OAFC festivities began with the annual Fire Fighting in Canada golf tournament on Friday, April 29, carrying on a tradition of fun and camaraderie. Scroll down to see photos of Wednesday evening's closing banquet, the educational seminars, the trade show and the golf tournament. Click on the images to see the photos at full size. Photos by Laura King and Stefanie Wallace.
|OAFC past president Richard Boyes announces recipients
of the OAFC's awards (see photos above of award winnners).
|CAFC President and Hamilton, Ont., Fire Chief Rob Simonds addresses OAFC members.|
Connolly and Fire Chief Vince
MacKenzie of Grand
N.L., at the closing banquet of the
OAFC's annual meeting
|CAFC President Rob Simonds, Bonnie Boyes and Oakville Fire Chief Richard Boyes.||King Fire and Emergency Services Chief Bryan Burbidge and Andrea Burbidge.|
|The Kitchener Fire Honour Guard joined the Ontario Fire Service Pipes and Drums band in the opening ceremonies.
||City of Hamilton Fire Chief Rob Simonds addresses the crowd as president of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs on Monday.|
|Charles Sousa, Ontario minister of labour (centre), addresses the delegates, joined by OAFC President Tim Beckett and Kathleen Wynne, Ontario minister of transportation.||Kathleen Wynne, Ontario minister of transportation, adds her remarks.|
|Chief Richard Boyes of the Oakville Fire Department addresses the attendees of the FEMSA/FAMA Canadian Governmental Committee as the incoming chair.
|Fire Fighting in Canada editor Laura King moderated the first FFIC roundtable discussion on Monday May 2. From left to right, Chief Rob Simonds (Hamilton, Ont., formerly Saint John, N.B.), Chief Richard Boyes (Oakville, Ont.), Chief Vince MacKenzie (Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L.), Chief Stephen Gamble (Langley, B.C.) and Chief Brad Bigrigg (Caledon, Ont.), discussed fire-service topics and issues of a mostly national scope. Watch for video previews of the roundtable discussion on Firefightingincanada.com in the coming weeks!|
There was lots on display at the OAFC trade show on Sunday, May 1 and Monday, May 2 . . .
|Taking a break from a first day at the show!||A trade show visitor tests out the Drive Wise simulated driving program apparatus driver training.|
|M&L Supply's Camp Bucko drive.||Trade show visitors check out a Dependable fire truck.|
|FFIC junior editor Stefanie Wallace poses wearing a 9-11 leather memorial helmet with M&L Supply's Mark Prendergast.||Some of Dependable's products on display.|
|FFIC editor Laura King and M&L Supply's Mark Prendergast pose with the 9-11 memorial helmet.||Team Dependable poses on the golf course at the Fire Fighting in Canada provincial open.|
|Fire Chief Vince Mackenzie, of the Grand Falls-Windsor Fire Department in Newfoundland, isn't having too much luck on the greens!||The weather didn't stop the Scott Safety guys from having a great time!|
|FFIC editor Laura King takes a swing – nice form!||Sweet victory! The 2011 champs, Team M&L Supply, are pleased with their performance.|