Indigenous Sacred Fires

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The Ontario Fire College is revamping the NFPA 1031-I course into a blended version. As part of that process the team working on the course is developing several practical exercises. In the online portion of the course there will be at least two “simulated” inspection type case study assignments. To improve the student experience, they

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Passing of Assistant Division Chief Madelaine Crevier

We received the sad message below from Brampton Fire and Emergency Services. Condolences from the OMFPOA and our members to the family of Assistant Division Chief Madelaine Crevier, and Brampton Fire and Emergency Services.    It is with a heavy heart that I must convey the news of the passing of Assistant Division Chief Madelaine

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Fire Prevention Week – Canadian Style (video)

On July 19th, Laura King talked about the 2023 edition of ‘Fire Prevention Week’, with the theme: Cooking Safety Starts With You. Pay attention to Fire Prevention. This session focused specifically on Canadian content, and where you can find information in both English and French. Find the video here

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Chapter 3 the York Region Fire Prevention Officers Association is hosting a presentation on Indigenous Sacred Fires and is offering this to all OMFPOA members.
Jennifer LaFontaine and Deputy Fire Chief Larry Cocco will speak on their partnership to develop a strategy for Sacred Fires in the City of Toronto.

27 April 2023 10:00AM

Speaker Bios
Jennifer LaFontaine is Ukrainian and Métis from Duck Lake, Saskatchewan. She is the Placekeeping lead in the Indigenous Affairs Office at the City of Toronto. One key element to Indigenous placekeeping at the City include is providing access to land and waters for ceremony, stewardship and other cultural activities. This includes decolonizing city processes and policies that create barriers to Indigenous peoples’ access to land and waters. Working in collaboration with multiple divisions including Toronto Fire Services, Jennifer is working on a strategy for Sacred Fires in the City.

Deputy Fire Chief Larry Cocco, Toronto Fire Services (TFS), manages the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) Division that is responsible for Fire Inspections and Enforcement, Fire Investigations, Public Education and Fire Protection Engineering within the City of Toronto; servicing more than three million residents, commuters and tourists. CRR conducts comprehensive inspections and investigations to analyze the unique characteristics of metropolitan community risks, utilizing evidence-based findings to develop optimal methods for risk management, formulate modernised public education, and consistently improve inspection and enforcement strategies. Larry has extensive experience in managing major fire incident investigations, as well as specializing in fire safety inspections and enforcement of the Ontario Fire Code.

OMFPOA members can register for the presentation at the link below.
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