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 […]
February 19, 2015
Canada’s Fire Chiefs Welcome Announcement From Quebec Labour Minister Sam Hamad on New Sprinkler Requirements
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 announcement by Quebec Labour Minister Sam Hamad that the province will be making automatic sprinklers mandatory in most seniors’ residences: “The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs commends Minister Hamad […]
February 17, 2015
Quebec to require automatic sprinklers in seniors’ homes
Five days after the release of the coroner’s report on the deadly fire in L’Isle-Verte last year, Quebec announced that it will enact one of its central recommendations: Automatic sprinklers will become mandatory in nearly all certified old-age homes, Labour Minister Sam Hamad said Tuesday.
February 13, 2015
Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant
The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs today announced it has received a grant for $100,000 USD as part of the “Innovation Generation Grant” program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation.
February 12, 2015
Coroner finds multiple failings in fatal fire at Quebec seniors’ home
A coroner’s report says the 32 seniors who died in a fire at a Quebec nursing home in 2014 were victims of multiple failings from those who should have protected them, including regulators who allowed part of the building to remain without sprinklers, staff who did not help when the blaze started, and poorly trained firefighters who took too long to intervene.
February 9, 2015
Minister Valcourt and the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada Team Up to Raise Fire Safety Awareness in Aboriginal Communities
Education and Awareness play an integral role in fire safety February 9, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada There is no better time than the present to ensure your home and family are prepared in the event of a fire. Today, as part of the BeFireSafe national awareness campaign, the […]
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 […]
June 12, 2014
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April 23, 2014
CANADA’S FIRE CHIEFS WELCOME ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MINISTER OF TRANSPORT ON NEW RAIL SAFETY REGULATIONS
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.