A lot of exciting things have been happening over the last few months. If you’ve been on the website, you may have noticed our new look. Recently, the NIFSC website has undergone major changes, including the addition of a project dashboard that lets you follow as programs are developed and rolled out. The dashboard is updated regularly and is the go-to place to find details on program development, program delivery, and ongoing research.
The newly designed and streamlined website gives you access to information on the origins of the NIFSC Project, its purpose, and how it is progressing. Looking for safety information? Links and resources on a variety of topics are available, including cooking safety, escape planning, and woodstove and fireplace safety. For those interested in working on the NIFSC Project, the Opportunities page has any current contract opportunities. Be sure to check out everything the new website has to offer.
The NIFSC Project is hard at work developing programs, launching them on a rolling basis:
- Initial development has been completed for 14 programs — The meaning of initial development is: “IFMS delivered in English.”
- Initial development of 15 additional programs is in progress.
- “Self – delivery” and “Train the Trainer” modes of delivery will be completed in fiscal year 2021–2022 as well as translation of all programs in the three modes into French.
The following programs have completed initial development:
|Home Safety Assessment||Delivery activity has started|
|Fire Department Assessment||Delivery activity has started|
|Community Fire Safety Assessment||Delivery activity has started|
|Youth Fire Setter Intervention|
|Getting to Know Fire|
|Learn Not To Burn|
|Close Before You Doze|
|Senior and Elder Safety|
|Fire Protection Research Services|
|Wood Heat Safety|
|Wood Heat Maintenance|
|Smoke Alarms and CO Safety|
Initial development of the following programs is in-progress:
|Fire Prevention Week|
|Home Escape Planning|
|Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Plan|
|Effective Governance for Fire Service Administration|
|Risk Mitigation and Analysis Services|
|Plans Examination Services|
|Plans Examination Training|
|Policy & Operational Guideline Support|
|Policy and Guideline Training|
|Mutual & Automatic Aid Agreement Support|
|Fire Extinguisher Inspection & Maintenance Services|
|Pre-Incident Planning Support|
|Heating Safety in the Community|
|Fire and Life Safety Educator|
|Fire Prevention Program Planning Support|
IFMS and Delivery Specialists
The Indigenous Fire Marshal Service (IFMS) is responsible for the responsive and evolving delivery of IFMS programs and services — working with communities to deliver programs to meet the communities’ needs.
The IFMS Delivery Specialists are subject-matter experts who can provide technical support and advise on program development. They harness their community connections to work with communities to deliver programs to meet that community’s needs.