Events

Firesides Information Sessions

Wednesday April 28

2pm PDT, 3pm MDT, 3pm CST, 4pm CDT, 5pm EST, 6pm ADT

The IFMS invites you to join any of our upcoming Fire and Life Safety Training Workshops

April 13, 2021

In response to the findings of our Fire Department Assessments, Community Fire Safety Assessments and training survey answers we have made some exciting changes to training program deliveries.

This schedule represents the core, foundational Indigenous Fire Marshal Service training programs that will have the greatest impact on community fire and life safety. Further training sessions that build on these will be offered in the coming months.

IFMS training sessions may at times be recorded. Such recordings are used to continue developing the effectiveness of our training and instructors. The recordings will be deleted upon evaluation of the instructor.

Fire and Life Safety Program Planning

Fire and Life Safety Program Planning inspires and encourages communities to develop fire and life safety programs that support safer, more resilient communities. This program guides participants to gain a better understanding of their community risks and gather resources and ideas or find applicable training programs to address the identified risks.

Your community does not need to have a fire department in order to run a successful Fire and Life Safety Program. Planning for fire and life safety is a community effort and can be championed by schoolteachers, community leaders, community members, and first responders.

Community Fire and Life Safety Educator

Community Fire and Life Safety Educator teaches instructional techniques and explores delivery methods. This interactive program looks at fire and life safety programs for all age groups in the community and how to most effectively convey messaging to the audience. Using real life examples and group discussion, participants will explore identifying risks, understanding human behaviour.

Through practical exercises students will become confident in their ability to gather and analyze information to measure the effectiveness of their programs. Participants will practice their teaching skills by developing and presenting a lesson.

Community Leadership Fire and Life Safety Essentials

Designed in response to common needs identified in Indigenous Communities and Fire Departments, Community Leadership Fire and Life Safety Essentials examines the components of community leadership relative to fire and life safety, Occupational Health and Safety responsibilities, and to role of Fire Bylaws.

Co-facilitated by IFMS Program Delivery Specialists this interactive workshop teaches the concepts and then invites detailed conversation using real-life examples to work through meaningful exercises.

Community Leadership Fire and Life Safety Essentials provides an environment for leadership to explore how to address current challenges in their communities. By gathering as a group, participants are able to learn from IFMS experts and each other as well as building peer support networks.

Fleet Management and Apparatus Maintenance

Fleet management and apparatus maintenance are essential components of a successful fire department.

This interactive workshop looks at the steps involved in building, implementing and maintaining a fleet management program. Components include vehicle types, maintenance and service cycle, inspections, planning, costs, and apparatus life cycles. The second part of the program takes a close look at preventative maintenance including the actions taken to appropriately conduct apparatus inspection and maintenance.

Fire and Life Safety Program Plan Components

This interactive workshop is designed for persons responsible for their fire department or community’s Fire and Life Safety Program Plan.

Participants are provided with an overview of eighteen different fire prevention programs and curriculums including intended audience, program components, application, and delivery mechanisms. This workshop builds on the knowledge gained in the Fire and Life Safety Program Planning training to provide an understanding of some of the resources available to build a unique and targeted Fire and Life Safety Program. We discuss how programs can be tailored to meet the individual and unique needs of the intended audience.

Emergency Management Essentials for Indigenous Communities

Emergency Management Essentials for Indigenous Communities teaches participants about the emergency response frameworks used in Canada and explores the Emergency Management Act as it relates to indigenous communities. Participants will learn how an Emergency Operations Centre coordinates response to an incident and the agencies that can be included in effective emergency response activities.

Learning is solidified through interactive group activities culminating in a tabletop exercise that simulates an EOC activation.

Fire Department Management Essentials

Designed in response to common needs identified in Indigenous Fire Departments, Fire Department Management Essentials examines three key areas essential to effective Fire Department Operations: Policies and Guidelines, Occupational Health and Safety, and Critical Incident Stress Management.

Co-facilitated by IFMS Program Delivery Specialists this interactive workshop teaches the concepts and then invites detailed conversation using real-life examples to work through meaningful exercises.

Fire Department Management Essentials provides an environment for Fire Department Officers to explore how to address current challenges in their department. By gathering as a group, participants are able to learn from IFMS experts and each other as well as building peer support networks.

Fire Department Asset and Equipment Management

Proper management of assets and equipment means that they are available for safe use when needed in emergency response.

Fire Department Asset and Equipment Management looks at the importance of an asset management program and how equipment maintenance is an integral part of a successful fire department.

The curriculum includes maintenance for specific types of fire service equipment including Protective Personal Equipment (PPE), ground ladders, and rescue tools.