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The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) is an in-dependent, non-profit organization with a voluntary membership. Founded in 1909, CAFC was incorporated in 1965 under the Canadian Corporations Act with its head office in Ottawa, Canada.

The CAFC is the national public service association dedicated to reducing the loss of life and property from fire, and advancing the science and technology of the Fire and Emergency Service in Canada.

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April 16, 2014 | Featured, News,

Canada’s Fire Chiefs Pay Tribute to Jim Flaherty

Last week, the country lost a political icon with Jim Flaherty’s sudden and tragic death. To most Canadians, Jim Flaherty was the Finance Minister who steadily steered Canada through the great recession. To Canada’s Fire Chiefs, he was a friend of the Fire Service and a champion of Canada’s career and volunteer firefighters.

April 7, 2014 | News,

Minister Blaney renews funding for hazardous materials training for first responders

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced a funding extension to the International Association of Fire Fighters, Canada (IAFF/Canada) to deliver hazardous materials response training until 2016.

April 4, 2014 | News,

Building codes may be imposed on First Nations

Ottawa is open to the possibility of implementing national building codes on First Nations as a fire safety measure, Saskatchewan’s minister of Government Relations said after a meeting in Regina with Bernard Valcourt, the federal minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (AANDC).

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