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

The winner of the 2022 National Firefighting Competition was Nemaska from the Quebec region.
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 &

Team Results

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

Team Results

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

Team Results

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

Team Results

1st- Team Elsipogtog

2nd- Team Wekoqmaq

3rd- Team Wagmatcook

4th- Team Lennox Island

Alberta Region Host Agency & Nation

Details to follow

Team Results

Competition and outcome details to follow

Ontario Region Host Agency & Nation

ONFFS -Ontario First Nations Firefighters Services & Six Nations of the Grand River

Team Results

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

Mashteuiatsh, QC
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,
Atlantic Canada
TOPIC: Apparatus Safety Inspection


Nipissing First Nation Fire & Emergency Services

Nipissing First Nation, ON
TOPIC: Fire Alarm Maintenance

2020 Virtual National Firefighting Competition Winners

First place – Maskwacis

Second place – Elsipogtog

Third place – Morin Lake