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Program Development and Delivery Updates

Program Development and Delivery Updates

Program Development The NIFSC Project is tasked with developing 78 programs in the 7 categories of Community Fire Safety, Community Governance Support, Community Infrastructure & Engineering, Fire Department Management, Inspection Services, Investigation Services,...

Introducing Jeremy Parkin

Introducing Jeremy Parkin

NIFSC Project Program Delivery Specialist and TAC Liaison Officer Jeremy Parkin joins the National Indigenous Fire Safety Council (NIFSC) project as the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Liaison Officer. Jeremy is a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and he...

The Indigenous Fire Marshal Service (IFMS)

The Indigenous Fire Marshal Service (IFMS)

The National Indigenous Fire Safety Council (NIFSC) is made up of two distinct areas. The Indigenous Fire Marshal Service (IFMS), and the National Indigenous Fire Safety Research Centre (NIFSRC). The IFMS is the program delivery arm of the NIFSC. As such, the IFMS...

Community Fire Safety Assessment

Community Fire Safety Assessment

The Community Fire Safety Assessment (CFSA) is a tool that identifies fire and life safety risks in communities. This program completed its initial development in July 2020 and will be tested in communities starting in September 2020. During the assessment, key...

Home Safety Assessment Program

Home Safety Assessment Program

From curb to curtains the Home Safety Assessment Program (HSA) is designed to make homes safer. This public education program uses a standard safety assessment to identify hazards and give people ideas on simple ways to reduce those hazards in and around their homes....

NIFSC Project Activity  Highlights To-Date

NIFSC Project Activity Highlights To-Date

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, a lot has happened since April 2020. Progress on the NIFSC project continues to move forward. Here are some of the highlights: A project manager and the key project team were contracted to direct activities in the areas of...

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.