National Firefighting Competition celebrates 30 years

Jun 17, 2019 | Past Events

The 2018 National firefighting competition was held this past August in Dauphin, MB. Eight teams trained and competed over the 3-day event hosted by the West Region Tribal Council. This annual event provides the winning teams from the regional competitions with an opportunity to promote volunteerism, accountability for community-level fire standards, and professional development for Indigenous firefighters. First place went to the firefighters from Fond du Lac, Saskatchewan. The teams from Six Nations, Ontario and Nunavut (firefighters from Rankin Inlet, Igloolik, Clyde River, Taloyoak, and Arviat) shared the honour of Most Sportsmanlike Team.

The 2019 National firefighting competition marks the 30th year of the event and will be held August 15–17 in Eskasoni, Nova Scotia. Eight teams of First Nations firefighters will once again come together for 3 days of training, relationship building, and competition.