Welcome To The CPFFA Website
The Cambridge Professional Fire Fighters' Association, Local 499, consists of 130 dedicated and committed team members serving the citizens of the City of Cambridge since 1973. Our Association is honoured to serve, protect and assist our community in many different capacities, from our sworn obligations to the fire service, Muscular Dystrophy fundraising, Christmas Basket Fund and our Benevolent Fund.
Our fundraising efforts saw us collect donations in execess of $59,000 over the last 2 years in 2012 and 2013. Since 1969 have raised more than $500,000 for Muscular Dystrophy, providing funding for a cure and assisting children and adults in our community who have been diagnosed with MD. In 2012 our MD committee chair Keith Clarke was awarded the prestigious award as Firefighter of the year in Ontario by MD Canada due to his involvement and our committee's fundraising efforts over the last few years.
MD Canada presented the CPFFA with the 2011 Danielle Campo Award for their efforts in the fight against MD.
The Cambridge Firefighters Christmas Basket Fund has assisted families in our community enjoy Christmas dinner and provided presents for their children. We have raised over $40,000 in 2011 to provide Christmas dinner for 550 families. This 89 year old tradition has helped over 20,000 families.
Our Benevolent Fund assists people and groups from our community that require financial assistance in their time of need. We have given an average of $6,000 per year for many years. Our members commit to this financial obligation to give something back to our great community.
Without the dedication of our members and their families we would not be able to help so many people in our community. Thank you to our members and their families!