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About CAFC

Founded in 1909, the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) is an independent, non-profit organization with a voluntary membership representing approximately 3,500 fire departments across Canada. CAFC was incorporated in 1965 under the Canadian Corporations Act and it has its head office in Ottawa, Canada.


CAFC's Mission is to connect Canada's provincial, territorial and allied associations and external stakeholders for the advancement of public and fire fighter safety.


CAFC's Vision is to unite Canada's fire service leaders.


The CAFC represents the three major types of Fire Departments in Canada: full-time, volunteer and composite. Composite departments include both full-time and volunteer personnel. Volunteer and composite departments constitute the overwhelming majority of Fire Departments in Canada.


CAFC’s governance includes a National Advisory Council comprised of Fire Chief Provincial and Territorial Associations as well as the:


•       Canadian Council of Fire Marshal’s and Fire Commissioners

•       Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada

•       Department of National Defence

•       Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association

•       Canadian Metro Chiefs

•       Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation


The CAFC is financed primarily by sales of Fire-Service related publications and materials, and its membership dues.


CAFC values the public trust given to the fire service and will honour this trust by helping members serve as upstanding stewards of their communities.


Click here to view CAFC's History.




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