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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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May 28, 2015 | News,

Answering the Call: Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs partners with Alberta Fire Chiefs Association to improve nation-wide access to volunteer recruitment tools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2015 Ottawa, Ontario – In an effort to celebrate the contributions of volunteer firefighters, while inspiring others to join them, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs signed an agreement with the Alberta Association of Fire Chiefs to expand their volunteer recruitment campaign across Canada. “Increasing the reach of this campaign […]

May 28, 2015 | News,

Railways announce new mobile app to give Canadian first responders real-time dangerous goods information

OTTAWA, May 28, 2015 — Canada’s railways are launching their new AskRail app, aimed at providing emergency responders with real-time information about a train’s rail-car contents in the event of an emergency. Through AskRail’s mobile interface, developed by the Association of American Railroads and its members, including CN and CP, emergency responders across North America will […]

May 8, 2015 | News,

Transport Canada Fire Department Survey

Transport Canada, with the support of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and the Provincial/Territorial Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners, is requesting your participation in a Canada-wide survey of fire departments (attached).

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