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Always Loved, Never Forgotten

Recently Fallen

Glenn Fleck
Glenn Fleck

Born: January 25, 1937
Joined OFD: August 1, 1968
Retired: January 31, 1997
Deceased: June 25, 2023

Allen Brownlee
Allen Brownlee

Born: October 23, 1943
Joined OFD: May 10, 1965
Retired: January 15, 2002
Deceased: June 21, 2023

Gerald Casey
Gerald Casey

Born: February 8, 1950
Joined OFD: November 17, 1969
Retired: December 31, 2004
Deceased: May 25, 2023

Tom Blondin
Tom Blondin

Born: April 21, 1944
Joined OFD: May 10, 1965
Retired: December 31, 2001
Deceased: April 21, 2023

Stuart Dunning
Stuart Dunning

Born: April 20, 1943
Joined OFD: July 17, 1961
Retired: April 30, 2003
Deceased: April 20, 2023

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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