August 19, 2014 Statement by CAFC President Chief Gamble on the Transport Safety Board’s final report on the Lac Megantic derailment

OTTAWA- This morning the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final report into the derailment of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train on 6 July 2013, in Lac-Mégantic, Québec. CAFC President Stephen Gamble provided the following statement: “The safety of our communities is essential and we believe these Transportation Safety Board recommendations are key […]

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The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs commends Minister Raitt and the Government of Canada for requiring Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP) for the shipment of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquid products by rail. The Minister’s announcement today will result in first responders having access to specialized response capabilities when responding to these high risk dangerous goods incidents.

April 7, 2014 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 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).

March 27, 2014 Fire chief in Ottawa to discuss fire safety

Dufferin Caledon MP, David Tilson, met with Caledon Fire Chief David Forfar in Ottawa Tuesday during the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs’ annual day on Parliament Hill.

March 24, 2014 CAFC partnership with 1-800 Board Up Canada / Fire Chief Recruiters Canada
February 24, 2014 Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

CAFC today announced it has received $75,000 US as part of the Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Public Safety and Security Institute. The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc.

February 18, 2014 Feds lack information on rail safety: report

Just more than 400,000 railway cars loaded with dangerous goods travelled through Canada last year, but no one at Transport Canada knows exactly where they went, what they contained or what route they took, a federal government report has found.

February 14, 2014 Report on oil shipped by rail calls for emergency response plans, funding

Ottawa should require detailed emergency response plans when as little as one tank car of highly volatile oil is shipped by rail, according to a report issued in the wake of the Lac-Mégantic derailment.

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