2022 NIFSC Fire Safety Conference &
National Firefighting Competition
The 2023 Fire Safety Conference and National Firefighting Competition has come to a close.
Thank you to our co-hosts Saskatchewan First Nations Emergency Management (SFNEM) and the Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association (CVFSA) for a successful event in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
This event brought together Indigenous firefighters from across Canada, industry experts from fire and emergency management, government officials and the public for a three-day conference that focused on issues pertinent to the Indigenous Fire Service.
Thank you to the sponsors of this year’s event – Indigenous Services Canada
Winner of the 2022 National Firefighting Competition was Nemaska from the Quebec region.
Second place was won by Black Lake Denesuline First Nation of Saskatchewan.
The Saik’uz Fire Department from British Columbia came in third place.
The Mathias Colomb Cree Nation from Manitoba won Most Sportsmanlike team.
British Columbia Region Host Agency & Nation
FNESS – First Nations Emergency Services Society &
1st- Team Saik’uz
2nd- Team Gitwansihlkw
3rd- Team Tla’amin
Saskatchewan Region Host Agency & Nation
SKFNEM-Saskatchewan First Nations Emergency Management & Muskoday First Nation
1st- Team Black Lake
2nd- Team Fond du Lac
3rd- Team Hatchet Lake
4th- Team Muskoday
5th- Team Morin Lake
6th- Team Peepeekisis
Quebec Region Host Agency & Nation
QNFF- Quebec Aboriginal Fire Chiefs & Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
1st- Team Nemaska
2nd- Team Kahnawake
3rd- Team Geagapegiag
4th- Team Naskapi (all women’s team)
5th- Team Manawan
6th- Team Mashteuiatsh
7th- Team Pessamit
Atlantic Region Host Agency & Nation
NBAFC-New Brunswick Association of Fire Chiefs & Elsipogtog First Nation
1st- Team Elsipogtog
2nd- Team Wekoqmaq
3rd- Team Wagmatcook
4th- Team Lennox Island
Alberta Region Host Agency & Nation
Details to follow
Competition and outcome details to follow
Ontario Region Host Agency & Nation
ONFFS -Ontario First Nations Firefighters Services & Six Nations of the Grand River
1st-Team Six Nations Fire & Emergency services
2nd- Team the Fighting Mongooses
3rd- Team the 4 Nations
NIFSC board and staff congratulate all the teams that participated in 2021’s competition.
2021 Virtual National Firefighting Competition Winners
1st place – Service Incendie Mashteuiatsh
Home Escape Plan
2nd place – Morin Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Morin Lake Reserve, SK
TOPIC: Home Escape Plan
3rd place – Lennox Island Fire Department
Lennox Island First Nation,
TOPIC: Apparatus Safety Inspection
Nipissing First Nation Fire & Emergency Services
Nipissing First Nation, ON
TOPIC: Fire Alarm Maintenance