Oklahoma Retired Firefighters Association

History of the Oklahoma Retired Firefighters Association

Oklahoma Retired Firefighters Association

The Oklahoma Retired Firefighters Association (ORFA) was first established in 1917 as the Veteran Firemen's Organization and operated for the duration of World War I, serving as firefighters on the home front.

In 1935, it was reorganized and named the, "Oklahoma Retired Firemen's Association", and incorporated in 1955. ORFA helped retired firefighters and widows apply for pensions, answered questions and were instrumental in getting the cost of living adjustment (COLA) passed in the early 1960s. Pensions were paid using that formula until 1984. In 1977, the ORFA became inactive and all records were brought to the Museum for safekeeping.

In 1981, an organizational meeting was held to reactivate the association. It is now supported by an additional fee added to the OSFA Pension membership dues. The purpose is to assist the OSFA in the pursuit of its goals. 

There are about 6,000 retirees and widows and more than half belong to the ORFA. The ORFA President serves as a liaison member of the OSFA Executive Board and as a trustee on the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and as a trustee on the Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System Board.

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Upcoming ORFA Events

July 19th, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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August 16th, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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August 25th, 2018 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us Friday, July 6 at 7:05 p.m. for OSFA Night at the Ballpark. Tickets are available at a special rate. Each ticket includes a voucher for a FREE Braum's combo meal and an OKC Dodgers ball cap and must be purchased through this promotion event website. Field seats are only $13 (a $38 value) or Right Field Corner or Terrace seats are only $10 (a $35 value). Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 7:05 p.m. Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
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September 6th, 2018 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lincoln Park (West Course), 4001 NE Grand Blvd, OKC, OK 73111 Registration: 12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start: 1:00 p.m. Prizes and Dinner at Oklahoma Firefighters Museum, 2716 NE 50th St, OKC, OK 73111 immediately following tournament. $75/person or $300/team
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September 20th, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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