The Indigenous Fire Marshal Office (IFMO) project is being undertaken by the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC).

Community Engagement Sessions are scheduled October 17 to November 21

Working together to improve fire safety in all First Nations communities across Canada to protect and enhance quality of life, health, and safety.

2019 fire safety poster contest open for submissions 

As the project to launch an Indigenous Fire Marshal Office has gained traction, we have also increased support for this initiative from communities and leadership. AFAC continues to onboard experts as required to bring the capacity needed for this project and to build the IFMO. AFAC has a tremendous amount of work ahead, but this will serve as an investment for First Nations communities from coast to coast to coast.

The work to make effective changes to improve fire life safety in First Nations communities is never easy. Through our continued partnerships, collaborations, and the commitment of the AFAC Board, as well as a growing list of dedicated First Nations Fire Chiefs and firefighters, change is happening. No matter how hard we work to improve the fire service with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), we must never forget to work with the communities. Fire safety starts at home!

Contact your community leaders to find out how to have your voice heard at these sessions and throughout the development of the IFMO.

July 30, Saskatoon SK
August 1, Edmonton AB
August 27, Quebec City QC *rescheduled*
August 29, Thunder Bay ON *rescheduled*
August 16, Eskasoni NS
October 17, Moncton NB
October 22, Quebec City QC
October 24, Thunder Bay ON
October 29, Winnipeg MB
November 5, Saskatoon SK
November 7, Edmonton AB
November 19, Prince George BC
November 21, Nanaimo BC

Community Engagement

The IFMO is meant to address community concerns. Engagement will provide input into the project. Several engagement sessions will be held over the coming months involving designates from First Nations communities.

AFAC

The Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) is a united body of regional First Nations Fire Services Organizations from across Canada.

AFAC represents the local interests of these groups at the national level in order to promote national standards in fire prevention, fire education, and fire suppression within First Nations communities.

Events

Every year the AFAC hosts the following events: Annual General Meeting (August), National Firefighting Competition (August), and National Fire Safety Poster Campaign (October).

IFMO Contract Opportunities

Information on current RFPs can be found here.