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 […]
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.