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The IFMO National Database: Information for us, by us

The IFMO National Database: Information for us, by us

The Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) Indigenous Fire Marshal Office (IFMO) Project and the Province of British Columbia have signed a memorandum of understanding with respect to the use of the Fire Inventory Reporting and Evaluation system (FIRES)....

Stronger Together: The NAC Creates a Strong Foundation for the IFMO

Stronger Together: The NAC Creates a Strong Foundation for the IFMO

The National Advisory Committee (NAC) for the development of the Indigenous Fire Marshal Office (IFMO) has been struck. The NAC’s role is to advise the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) on the IFMO governance structure, mandate, scope of authority,...

The IFMO Project Overview Report: Answering your Questions

The IFMO Project Overview Report: Answering your Questions

The IFMO Project Overview Report has been released. This report answers the important questions of:Who are we?What are we doing?Why are we doing it?How are we going about it?We have heard from communities that we are asking too many questions, and not taking enough...

Housing Conditions and Fire Safety: It’s Time to Act

Housing Conditions and Fire Safety: It’s Time to Act

A recent UN report found that safe and secure housing remains a considerable concern for Indigenous Peoples. Housing conditions in many Indigenous communities are inadequate, to the point of being called abhorrent. Overcrowding and poor infrastructure are just two of...

IFMO Technical Engagement Session Results

IFMO Technical Engagement Session Results

Five technical engagement sessions this past summer allowed us to gather important expert opinion and observations from communities coast to coast. To move the IFMO project forward, we will begin building on the information gathered and address the gaps that were...

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