This year’s National Firefighting Competition looked a little different from past years. COVID-19 restrictions required a new plan and so the AFAC Board of Directors developed a virtual format for the 2020 competition.
Teams were able to register between June 15 and July 20, 2020. To compete, registered teams were required to complete two components — a fire prevention/public education video based on the NFPA Fire Prevention Week theme “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen,” and a single video of the two drawn competition evolutions. Of the 16 teams that registered, 7 teams qualified for the regional competitions by meeting both of the requirements:
- BC – no teams
- Alberta – first place Maskwacis
- Saskatchewan – first place: Morin Lake; joint second place: Black Lake and Peepeekisis;
- third place: File Hills
- Manitoba – no teams
- Ontario – no teams
- Quebec – first place: Mashteuiatsh
- Atlantic – first place: Elispogtog
- Nunavut – no teams
The winning regional teams advanced to the national competition. The results were announced during the live feed of the AFAC annual general meeting on Saturday, August 15, 2020.
- First place – Maskwacis
- Second place – Elsipogtog
- Third place – Morin Lake