Fire and Life Safety Training Workshops

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

Fire and life safety is a dynamic journey and a continuing evolution. There is always more to learn and it never hurts to revisit some of the basic tenets of fire and life safety. The IFMS programs are tools that you can access to help make the most of your fire and life safety journey. The more of them you use, the more robust your community’s fire and life safety plan and procedures can be.

To do more, you need more. That’s why the Indigenous Fire Marshal Service is offering a variety of live, interactive, virtual programs for individuals and communities at various levels of fire and life safety knowledge and experience. All of the programs offered tie into and build upon one another: helping provide the assets that you need to help make the most comprehensive safety plan, appropriate for your community’s needs.

Given the current situation of the COVID pandemic, and in order to keep the communities we work with and our people safe, these courses are currently being offered virtually. Our plan is to ultimately be doing deliveries and programs in person within communities, and we eagerly look forward to when we can come together for training and delivery programs in person again.

In the meantime, we hope you’ll join us for one (or more!) of the following 90-minute interactive workshop sessions.

2.3 Effective Governance for Fire Service Administration

Designed for community decision makers and also appropriate for anyone interested or involved in fire and life safety. The aim of this introductory program is to establish a common language and understanding between Fire Departments and community leadership, so that they can work together determine their fire and life safety, prevention, and training plans.

2.6 Fire Bylaw Development

This workshop supports community decision makers and those interested in, involved in, and responsible for the enhancement of existing bylaws or the establishment of new bylaws. This introductory course provides the background, tools, and knowledge needed to write a fire and life safety bylaw that works within your existing community governance structure.

2.9 EOC Training Emergency Operation Centre

This workshop will provide an introductory overview of how emergency response is structured, how different agencies interact with and work together to have a coordinated response to an incident, what the different functions are within an Emergency Operations Centre, and how using a standardized framework helps to respond more effectively under stressful situations.

4.4 Policy & Guideline Training

Geared at Fire Departments, their employees and volunteers, this introductory course in fire department management creates an understanding of how to set up and create policy and guidelines. We will walk you through the creation of policy and guideline frameworks that meet the needs of your community based on your resources and capacity. Following this introductory course, you can reach out to the IFMS for dedicated one on one support specific to your unique situation.

7.2 Fire Prevention Program Planning

Your community does not need to have a fire department in order to put together a fire prevention plan. Planning for fire safety is a community effort and it works best when many community members get involved: school teachers, community leaders, community members, and first responders. Anyone who is interested in planning a fire prevention program is encouraged to take this interactive virtual workshop.

7.7 Fleet Management

Fire engines and response vehicles are both major capital assets and integral to effective emergency response. This course looks at how you can set up an effective fleet management program so that you can keep these assets in good operational condition.