Retired Members

Welcome to the LPFFA retired members page.

Hi Retired members, we will try to put updates on this page every month. Follow our Facebook page for real time events and information being put out by the association. If anyone would like to post a picture or an update about what a retired member is up to email me directly RandyMJEvans@outlook.com We have set up this tab on the website as retired members will not be able to create an account and log on to the current members section.

Thank you

 

*** Current News April 2018

 

  • April 19th 2018 – Cambridge Ontario: Cervical, ovarian, and penile cancers are now presumed to be occupational diseases, retroactive to January 1, 1960.

Today in Cambridge, OPFFA President Rob Hyndman EVP Mark Train watched as Labour Minister Kevin Flynn announced additional presumptive WSIB coverage for cervical, ovarian, and penile cancers.

The addition of these cancers to the list of 14 other cancers presumed to have been caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals while at work, fighting fires means that fire fighters and their families can focus on getting the care and treatment they need instead of navigating WSIB bureaucracy.

Thanks to @KFlynnOakville for announcing additional presumptive WSIB coverage for cervical, ovarian, and penile cancers. This will make it easier for fire fighters to get the help and care they need instead of navigating bureaucracy. pic.twitter.com/czk9ABv7eG

— OPFFA (@opffa) April 19, 2018

  • Memorial Grant Program for First Responders

When firefighters, police officers and paramedics put their safety on the line, they are acting in service to all Canadians.

In recognition of the critical role of first responders in protecting Canadians, the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders will provide a one-time lump sum, tax-free direct maximum payment of $300,000 to the families of first responders who have died as a result of their duties.

The Memorial Grant is a non-economic benefit and does not compensate families of first responders for monetary loss (income replacement) or serve as life insurance, but rather, is in recognition of their service and sacrifice.

Click This link for more info:

https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/bt/mmrl-grnt-prgrm/index-en.aspx

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  • Here is some information on WSIB Presumptive Cancers in Fire Fighters

Presumptive Cancers in Fire Fighters

WSIB Presumptive Cancers in Fire Fighters

Policy

If a firefighter or a fire investigator is diagnosed with a prescribed cancer on or after January 1, 1960, and meets the employment duration and additional criteria for the prescribed cancer, then the disease is presumed to be an occupational disease due to the nature of the worker’s employment, unless the contrary is shown.

To qualify for this presumption, workers must meet the inclusion criteria of this policy, and also must have been:

  • diagnosed with a prescribed cancer

  • diagnosed after the prescribed minimum employment duration, and

  • diagnosed with that cancer on or after January 1, 1960.

Workers not meeting the inclusion criteria, and those excluded from this policy, will have their claims determined on their individual merits.

The presumption may be rebutted if it is established that the employment was not a significant contributing factor to the occurrence of the cancer.

Prescribed Cancer Duration of Firefighting Employment

1. Primary-site brain cancer                               10 years
2. Primary-site bladder cancer                           15 years
3. Primary-site kidney cancer                             20 years
4. Primary-site colorectal cancer                       10 years
5. Primary non-Hodgkins lymphoma                 20 years
6. Primary acute myeloid leukemia
Primary chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Primary acute lymphocytic leukemia                15 years
7. Primary-site ureter cancer                              15 years
8. Primary-site esophageal cancer                     25 years
9. Primary-site breast cancer (male & female) 10 years
10. Multiple Myeloma                                          15 years
11. Primary-site testicular cancer                      10 years
12. Primary-site prostate cancer                        15 years
13. Primary-site lung cancer                               15 years    

 

Additional criteria

In addition to the above criteria, for:

  • Primary-site colorectal cancer, a diagnosis must be obtained prior to age 61

  • Primary-site lung cancer, the worker must not have smoked a tobacco product in the 10 years prior to diagnosis

To download this info click the link below

Firefighting Prescribed Cancers

 Presumptive Cancers in Fire Fighters

Links to latest news stories

City braces for costly cancer crisis – London – CLICK HERE London Free Press

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