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.
August 2, 2013
Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR)
Please be aware that the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) have come into force and have been published in Canada Gazette, Part II, on June 19, 2013 (http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2013/2013-06-19/html/sor-dors119-eng.php).
July 20, 2013
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Presentation To Fire Fighter Lawrence Rosia
On Saturday July 20, 2013 Fire Fighter Lawrence Rosia surrounded by his wife Bessie, family and friends, colleagues and many dignitaries was awarded the Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee Medal for 67 years of dedicated fire service in an open presentation during Rum Runner days in Crowsnest Pass Albert. Fire Fighter Lawrence Rosia we believe is the longest serving member in the Volunteer Fire Service in Canada.
July 8, 2013
CANADA’S FIRE CHIEFS CONGRATULATE MINISTER TOEWS FOR HIS TENURE AS MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Today, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) extended its appreciation and best wishes to Hon. Vic Toews as he departs his role as Minister of Public Safety.
July 4, 2013
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS COMMENDS THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA FOR ITS RESPONSE TO HIGH RIVER FLOOD
Calgary, AB – As Emergency response teams and local volunteers continue to work diligently to protect and support the many Albertans and their communities affected by the High River flooding, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) took the opportunity to thank the Government of Canada for its support during the on-going disaster response.
July 2, 2013
Emergency PHMSA Recall: Propane Tanks
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an emergency recall order of 55,000 propane tanks manufactured by the Lite Cylinder Company.
June 25, 2013
Media Advisory: Duracell Power Forward Trucks Bring Mobile Relief to Victims Affected by Alberta Floods
Beginning Thursday, June 27th, two Duracell Power Forward Trucks will be moving throughout southern Alberta to provide power relief in areas of greatest need, making stops every day to help families as well as first responders reconnect with loved ones and stay powered up when they need it most.
June 10, 2013
Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs’ Applauds New Medical Marihuana Regulations
Ottawa, ON – Today, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) joined federal Minister of Health the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, P.C., M.P., for an announcement of the Government of Canada’s new regulations related to the licensing of medical marihuana grow-operations. On behalf of the CAFC, Executive Committee Member and Ottawa Fire Chief John deHooge applauded […]
May 10, 2013
Sprinkler legislation to alter building code
The Province of Ontario announced changes to the building code Thursday that will make automatic sprinklers mandatory in all nursing and long term care homes.