May 8, 2015 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).

May 4, 2015 Harper Government to recognize contributions of Canadians to public safety

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today launched the inaugural call for applications for the Ministerial Commendation for Exemplary Service. The Ministerial Commendation for Exemplary Service honours Canadians (individuals or groups) who are making exceptional contributions in the areas of national security, border strategies, law enforcement, or emergency management, […]


(Ottawa) – Today, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) and Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC) joined together to express their support for the Government of Canada’s announcement that a full 20 MHz of 700 MHz spectrum will be designated for public safety broadband use, and that $3 […]

April 15, 2015 CAFC Professional Development

The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Online Leadership Portal is here offering online professional development courses for CAFC members.

April 9, 2015 NFPA Launches Home Fire Sprinkler Grant Program for North America

To further the life-saving impact of home fire sprinklers, the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Fire Sprinkler Initiative today announced the launch of a new grant program to help fund sprinkler advocacy campaigns across North America. The Bringing Safety Home Grant Program will assist as many as 10 selected safety advocates with up to $10,000 grants to support activities that showcase […]

April 2, 2015 Fire Professional Awareness Survey

The purpose of this survey is twofold. First, we are attempting to identify the primary sources that fire service professionals go to for material relating to the profession. Not long ago, venues were limited. Training and upgrading was done by an instructor in a classroom or field setting. Basic material was assembled in a textbook […]

March 21, 2015 The Resilience Canada Conference – Emergency Management, Business Continuity and Building Stronger Business Resilience

The Conference Board of Canada is holding Resilience Canada 2015 on April 27th and 28th at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary. This event will be an important look at how organizations today should be revising their business continuity and emergency management plans, as well as a look at how the threats to Canadian critical infrastructure […]

March 7, 2015 Residents asked to stay indoors after CN train derails, catches fire in northern Ontario

Ontario, causing numerous tank cars to catch fire and spill into a local river system, the railway and provincial police say.

February 27, 2015 Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Appoints John McKearney to its Board of Directors

    The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs, Canada’s Voice of the Fire Service, is pleased to welcome Chief John McKearney to the Board of Directors. With the new governance system in place, the Board has the ability to bring on an additional Dircetor for a year to cover an area of expertise, geography or […]

February 20, 2015 Canada’s Fire Chiefs Welcome the Introduction of New Legislation to Strengthen Rail Safety and Accountability

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON –Today, the President of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC), Fire Chief Paul Boissonneault issued the following statement in response to the introduction by The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, of the Safe and Accountable Rail Act. “Canada’s Fire Chiefs applaud the Government of Canada and the […]

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