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 18, 2014
Budget 2014: Highlights for the CAFC
Summa Strategies has put together a summary document that quickly highlights the Conservative government’s main themes, as well as a few things that will be of interest to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. In particular, the Volunteer Firefighter Tax Credit takes a victory lap as it is identically copied for a new Search and Rescue Tax Credit
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.
January 24, 2014
L’Isle-Verte seniors’ home fire raises ire over sprinkler regulation
A deadly fire at a Quebec seniors’ home is raising questions about the patchwork of rules around sprinkler use across the country, especially in buildings that house vulnerable seniors.
For years, fire safety advocates have been calling for sprinklers to become as widespread as fire alarms. It’s believed the combination of fire alarms and fire sprinklers can cut the risk of deadly home fires by 80 per cent.
January 14, 2014
Ottawa urged to look beyond oil in emergency response plans
Canada’s fire chiefs and municipalities are pressing Ottawa to require detailed emergency response plans for flammable liquids, a move they say would better prepare local first responders to deal with dangerous accidents in their communities.
January 2, 2014
Canadian Fire Community of Practice: Report on Intermediate Science and Technology Priorities of Canadian Fire Services
This report is designed to contribute to the mission of the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) to enhance Canada’s emergency resilience infrastructure. The CSSP created the Centre for Security Science in 2006 to help coordinate Canada’s efforts to build and reinforce our public safety and security infrastructure.
November 21, 2013
CANADA’S FIRE CHIEFS WELCOME NEW MEASURES TO STRENGTHEN RAIL SAFETY
Today, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Transport Minister Lisa Raitt of a new protective direction issued to rail companies:
September 25, 2013
FIRE CHIEFS OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED
REGINA, September 25, 2013 –Fire Chief Ken Block, CFO of Edmonton Fire Rescue Service has been named Canada’s Full-time Fire Chief of the Year. Fire Chief Jerrold Lemko of Vegreville Fire Department, is the Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year.