National Indigenous Fire Safety Council
Conseil national autochtone de la sécurité-incendie

Our Programs

The Indigenous Fire Marshal Office (IFMS), the delivery arm of the NIFSC, delivers programs in seven program areas with a focus on fire prevention and public education programs, which are proven to have the greatest impact on fire safety.

Depending on the nature of the program, delivery will happen in a variety of ways, including:

  • An IFMS Program Delivery Specialist visits a community to deliver the program on site;

  • The program content is downloaded from the website and then delivered by a member of the community (self-delivery); or

  • Training is provided to a member of the community who then delivers the program to the community (Train the Trainer).

Program Categories


Community Fire Safety

Focused on specific fire safety issues and are designed to increase awareness. There are programs addressing specific areas such as cooking and heating, and programs designed for everyone in the community – Elders, youth, children and adults.


Community Governance Support

Designed to support community decision makers and leaders with developing policies and bylaws, communication plans and fire emergency plans. These programs will also help community leaders identify fire/life safety issues and find ways to reduce these risks.


Community Infrastructure and Engineering Support

Will assist communities in designing and planning fire-related infrastructure, including water systems and hydrants. They will identify what individual communities need and put appropriate people in place to design and build the necessary infrastructure.


Fire Department Management

Will provide support for fire chiefs and officers at the administrative level with creating policies, providing guidelines, planning and acquisitions of apparatus and equipment.


Fire Inspection Services

Designed to identify fire-related risks in communities and assist community leaders with minimizing these risks. They will also help provide building and equipment inspections.


Fire Investigation Services

Designed to provide communities with support for both fire investigations and data collection. These programs include provisions for training non-investigators in addition to providing accredited training.


Fire Department Operations

Fire Department Operations programs include training, equipment repairs and maintenance, and education surrounding special hazard fire protection systems . These programs support firefighters and responders at the incident response level.

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