Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation
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    [first_name] => Seward
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    [middle_name] => John
    [last_name] => Rankin
    [category] => wildland
    [rank] => Air Attack Officer
    [birth_date] => 
    [joined_date] => 
    [death_date] => 1973-08-21
    [funeral_date] => 
    [cemetary] => 
    [age] => 
    [department] => BC Forest Service
    [station] => 
    [city] => Kamloops
    [province] => British Columbia
    [incident_location] => Chase
    [incident_province] => British Columbia
    [circumstances] => Birddog aircraft crash. (with May)
    [url] => 
    [other] => Flying Cessna 210, Birddog 4
    [exclude] => 0
    [use_department] => 0
    [wsib_rec_date] => 
    [date_entered] => 2004-09-19
    [source] => Paul Buxton-Carr, BC Forest Service - Protection Branch
    [note] => 
    [ceremony] => 
    [photo] => 

    [panel_number] => 24
    [story_EN] => 
    [story_FR] => 
    [dod] => 1973-08-21
Air Attack Officer Seward John Rankin
Kamloops, British Columbia
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Honouring the Fallen

The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation was created to HONOUR and REMEMBER firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty and to SUPPORT their families. The CFFF is a registered charity and operates by fundraising.

The 2019 Memorial Service will take place on Sunday September 8th at 10:30 AM. The Honourary Host for the 2019 ceremony will be the Combined Fire Services of Manitoba.



    2019 Ceremony


    2019 Ceremony Date:  September 8

    The 16th Annual Canadian Firefighters Memorial will take place on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 in Ottawa, ON.

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    2018 Ceremony Photos


    Photos of the 2018 Canadian Firefighters Memorial can be viewed by visiting Official CFFF Photographer Linda Matta's website gallery.

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Education Program

Scholarship & Bursaries

The Foundation awards Scholarships and Bursaries to the children and spouses of Fallen Firefighters recognized by the Foundation. 

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Memorial DVD


2014 CFM Ceremony DVD's are now available.
The Ceremony Videos make a great keepsake.
$20.00 ea. plus shipping.

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Courage Publication

Volume 14 is now available - View all the publications of Courage magazine online in digital format.

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Honouring the Fallen

The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a registered, non-profit charitable corporation, governed by a Board of Directors composed of member of the Canadian Fire Service and other interested Canadians dedicated to honouring Canada's fallen firefighters.

LODD Recognition Application

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CFFF Attends 2019 FDIC Atlantic in Wolfville, NS

June 8th, 2019

The annual pilgrimage to FDIC Atlantic took place on Saturday the eighth of June 2019 at Acadia University in Wolfville,... Read More


16th Annual Canadian Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

September 8th, 2019

Sept 6-8 2013, The 16th annual CANADIAN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL CEREMONY will be held in Ottawa, On. On Sunday Sept. 8. More... Read More