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Pre-Budget Submission 2019
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The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs was pleased to provide its recommendations to the consultations of the Federal Finance Committee in advance of Budget 2019.


This year, CAFC asked:

  •  That the government and the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment adjust the planned use of the $30M in funding to:
    • (1) adapt and implement internet based cognitive behaviour therapy so that it is nationally available to first responders (rather than develop and pilot);
    • (2) adapt and test innovative delivery models that expedite access to care for first responders (rather than study the incidence);
    • (3) use a portion of the funds to implement and test a resilience training program in all fire departments.
  • That the government provide funding in the amount of $50M per year for a fire sector research and innovation program to develop and test hazard responses to social and building code innovations.
  • That the government implement continued ongoing funding for all HUSAR teams and ensure national deployment strategies are in place.
  • That the government reinstate its Joint Emergency Preparedness Program to enhance regional capacity for all types of emergencies.
  • he federal government implement a national fire advisor secretariat to provide substantive expertise in linking federal fire related initiatives. 


We welcome and encourage members to share the brief with your federal MP, staff and partners. It is available in both official languages.


Please read our submission here.


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