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Always Loved, Never Forgotten

Recently Fallen

Brian Smith
Brian Smith

Born: Jul 2, 1956
Joined OFD: Aug 15, 1977
Retired: May 31, 2009
Died: Aug 26, 2022

Gordon Moore
Gordon Moore

Died: Aug 4, 2022

Grant Hayward
Grant Hayward

Born: Dec 13, 1944
Joined OFD: May 03, 1965
Retired: 2004
Died; Jul 29, 2022

Jeff Dean
Jeff Dean

Died: Jul 27, 2022

Ken Truscott
Ken Truscott

Deceased: Apr 11, 2022

FireFighters Prayer

When I am called to duty, God wherever flames may rage,
give me strength to save a life, whatever be its age.
Help me to embrace a little child before it’s too late,
or save an older person from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert to hear the weakest shout,
and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me,
to guard my neighbor and protect his property.
And if according to your will I have to lose my life,
bless with your protecting hand my loving family from strife.

About Us

Welcome to Ottawa Firefighters Community Foundation

In September, 2002 a small group led, by Retired Ottawa Fire Inspector Dawson McVeetors, decided to hold a remembrance ceremony for New York’s fallen Fire Fighters – one year after the tragic events of 911. The memorial ceremony continued annually on the grounds of Ottawa City Hall.


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