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The Indigenous Fire Marshal Service (IFMS)

The IFMS is the program delivery arm of the NIFSC and is responsible for the following key functions:

  • Deliver fire safety programs.
  • Collaborate with communities to support and promote fire safety education and prevention.
  • Assist communities in identifying potential safety risks and opportunities to reduce these risks.
  • Provide feedback and periodic review to update existing programs.
  • Use data and feedback from communities to identify priorities and requirements for new programs and the delivery of existing programs.
The IFMS Delivery Specialists are subject matter experts who can provide technical support and advise on program development. They work with communities to deliver programs to meet the communities’ needs. Delivery Specialists can directly deliver programs in communities, support communities and their members to deliver programs within their communities and support the self-delivery of selected programs.

Delivery Specialists also have the following responsibilities:

  • Identify community contacts.
  • Promote the NIFSC Project and IFMS programs to communities.
  • Build relationships with communities.
  • Collaborate and work with communities and their members to identify IFMS programs that may meet the needs of the community.
  • Work with and/or provide assistance, support and mentorship to communities and their members in the delivery of IFMS programs.
  • Conduct technical audits.
  • Conduct field tests of new and updated IFMS programs.