Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation
    [ff_id] => 798
    [first_name] => Claude
    [nickname] => 
    [middle_name] => Albert
    [last_name] => Levesque
    [category] => full time
    [rank] => Captain
    [birth_date] => 1940-07-10
    [joined_date] => 1960-01-04
    [death_date] => 2005-02-26
    [funeral_date] => 2005-03-04
    [cemetary] => 
    [age] => 64
    [department] => Ottawa Fire Services
    [station] => 06/01/57
    [city] => Ottawa
    [province] => Ontario
    [incident_location] => 
    [incident_province] => 
    [circumstances] => Cancer - work related illness
    [url] => 
    [other] => He was not only committed to his job, but committed to his men. He would be the first to enter a burning building and would never ask his men to do anything he wouldn't do.
    [exclude] => 0
    [use_department] => 0
    [wsib_rec_date] => 
    [date_entered] => 2005-03-05
    [source] => OPFFA/Hulse, Playfair & McGarry obituary/Will Brooks
    [note] => 
    [ceremony] => 2006
    [photo] => 

    [panel_number] => 10
    [story_EN] => 
    [story_FR] => 
    [dod] => 2005-02-26
Captain Claude Albert Levesque
Ottawa, Ontario
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Memorial ride 2020

Thank you to all organizers and participants who managed to raise over $23,000 for the Foundation!


The Stair Climb was another success raising over $2000 this year!

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 2020 Canadian Firefighters Memorial was broadcast live as it happened. The recording of the live feed will remain available on our Facebook page at and on our YouTube channel at   The Live Stream was provided courtesy of M&L Supply.




    2019 Ceremony Photos


    Photos of the 2019 Canadian Firefighters Memorial can be viewed by visiting Official CFFF Photographer Linda Matta's website gallery.

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    2020 Ceremony


    2020 Ceremony Date:  September 13

    The 17th Annual Canadian Firefighters Memorial will take place on Sunday, September 13th, 2020 in Ottawa, ON. The Calgary Fire Department will be the 2020 Honourary Host.

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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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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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Courage Publication

Volume 15 is now available - View all the publications of Courage magazine online in digital format.

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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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Bunker Gear ( Raises $4000.00 for the CFFF

October 27th, 2020

Erik Prain, owner of Bunker Gear, wanted to do something to help remember those that have fallen in service to... Read More