Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation
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    [first_name] => Seward
    [nickname] => 
    [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 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.



    2017 Ceremony Photos


    Photos of the 2017 Canadian Firefighters Memorial can be viewed by visiting Official CFFF Photographer Linda Matta's website gallery.

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    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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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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CFFF Attends the 2018 MFCA Conference

July 15th, 2018

The CFFF attended the 2018 Atlantic Fire Leadership Conference in Moncton, NB put on by the Maritime Fire Chiefs Association.... Read More


2018 Memorial Ride to Ottawa

September 6th, 2018

The Toronto Professional Firefighters Celtic Society is embarking on a two day ride from Toronto to Ottawa covering close to... Read More