The National Indigenous Fire Safety Council Project (NIFSC) project is being undertaken by the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC).

Working together to improve fire safety in all First Nations communities across Canada to protect and enhance quality of life, health, and safety.

The results of the 2019 fire safety poster contest will be announced in March 2020.

As the project to launch an Indigenous Fire Marshal Office has gained traction, we have also increased support for this initiative from communities and leadership. NIFSC continues to onboard experts as required to bring the capacity needed for this project and to build the IFMO. NIFSC has a tremendous amount of work ahead, but this will serve as an investment for Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast.

The work to make effective changes to improve fire life safety in Indigenous communities is never easy. Through our continued partnerships, collaborations, and the commitment of the NIFSC Board, as well as a growing list of dedicated Indigenous Fire Chiefs and firefighters, change is happening. No matter how hard we work to improve the fire service with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), we must never forget to work with the communities. Fire safety starts at home!

All of our engagement sessions are now closed. We're currently analyzing the sessions and creating final reports. Reports will be released in January.

Community Engagement

The NIFSC is meant to address community concerns.  Several engagement sessions were held in Q3 and Q4 of 2019 involving designates from Indigenous communities.


The Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) is a united body of regional Indigenous Fire Services Organizations from across Canada.

AFAC represents the local interests of these groups at the national level in order to promote national standards in fire prevention, fire education, and fire suppression within Indigenous communities.


Every year the AFAC hosts the following events: Annual General Meeting (August), National Firefighting Competition (August), and National Fire Safety Poster Campaign (October).

NIFSC Contract Opportunities

Information on current RFPs can be found here.

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