Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation
    [ff_id] => 1006
    [first_name] => Kevin
    [nickname] => 
    [middle_name] => 
    [last_name] => Mechefske
    [category] => full time
    [rank] => 1st Class Firefighter
    [birth_date] => 1933-01-14
    [joined_date] => 1965-07-01
    [death_date] => 2008-12-18
    [funeral_date] => 2008-12-22
    [cemetary] => Trout Creek Cemetery
    [age] => 75
    [department] => City of North Bay Fire Department
    [station] => 
    [city] => North Bay
    [province] => Ontario
    [incident_location] => 
    [incident_province] => 
    [circumstances] => WSIB approved. Work related illness. - Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
    [url] => 
    [other] => 
    [exclude] => 0
    [use_department] => 0
    [wsib_rec_date] => 2009-05-25
    [date_entered] => 2010-03-27
    [source] => Pat Finnson - North Bay Professional Firefighters Assc.
    [note] => WSIB Approved - #253245780
    [ceremony] => 
    [photo] => 

    [panel_number] => 10
    [story_EN] => 
    [story_FR] => 
    [dod] => 2008-12-18
1st Class Firefighter Kevin Mechefske
North Bay, Ontario
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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 2018 Memorial Ceremony will take place on Sunday September 9th at 10:30 AM. The Honourary Host for the 2018 ceremony will be the Department of National Defence Fire Service.



    2018 Ceremony


    2018 Ceremony Date:  September 9

    The 15th Annual Canadian Firefighters Memorial will take place on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 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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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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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 13 is now available - View all the publications of Courage magazine online in digital format.

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Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

November 22nd, 2018

Ottawa, Canada  The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation today announced it has received a grant for $60,000 USD from the Motorola Solutions... Read More