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Spreading Like Wildfire: COVID-19 Complicates Fire Season

Spreading Like Wildfire: COVID-19 Complicates Fire Season

Earlier this year, we published an article titled “Fanning the Flames: Climate Change and Increased Wildfire Risk”. The wildfires that swept across Australia and captured the world’s attention were a poignant example of how climate change is changing the fire...

2020 National Firefighting Competition

2020 National Firefighting Competition

The AFAC Board of Directors has decided to proceed with the National Firefighting Competition in a virtual format. More details will be provided on Monday June 15.

Coming Soon! NIFSC Project Dashboard

Coming Soon! NIFSC Project Dashboard

It is important that the NIFSC project team is accountable to all those who have an interest in the project, including showing the timely and quality implementation of the work. To meet our commitment to report on our progress, a project dashboard is being developed...

Project Plan Update

Project Plan Update

In our recently released Project Update (April 2020), we presented a high-level project plan that outlines the current and forecasted state of various NIFSC project components. We are currently hiring and onboarding personnel for the development and delivery of more...

NIFSC Project Program Delivery — How it’s Done

NIFSC Project Program Delivery — How it’s Done

For a program to be implemented, it goes through the three phases of development, testing, and delivery. During development, programs are either created from scratch or existing programs are adapted to meet new needs. Once a program has been developed, the testing...

Corporate Development Consultant: Harmony Johnson

Corporate Development Consultant: Harmony Johnson

In May and June 2020, a plan is being developed to implement the components of corporate development, including legal corporate structure, organizational structure, associated people and physical assets. Harmony Johnson, from the Tla’amin Nation in BC, joins the NIFSC...

Director of Research: Len Garis

Director of Research: Len Garis

Len Garis joins the AFAC as the NIFSC project Director of Research. Len brings four decades of experience in fire services leadership and academia to the project. With a speciality in evidence-based decision making, Len will be managing all aspects of the approved...

NIFSC Project Goes  Virtual During COVID-19

NIFSC Project Goes Virtual During COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that people go about their lives, the NIFSC project team has made use of a virtual environment. During these challenging times of COVID-19 restrictions, the NIFSC Project Team is working to move the project forward on...

Project Plans: Program Delivery Update

Project Plans: Program Delivery Update

The NIFSC project team met in late April and early May to develop a detailed plan for program delivery to begin in 2020 and early 2021. By the end of September 2020, our goal is to collaborate with communities (delivery methodology subject to COVID-19 parameters) to...

AFAC COVID-19 Safety Awareness Poster Contest Results

AFAC COVID-19 Safety Awareness Poster Contest Results

At a time when physical distancing meant the cancellation of school, community events, and extended family gatherings, we reached out to Indigenous youth to connect with them and engage them in the process of promoting COVID-19 safety awareness. Between April 14-May...

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