Indigenous Sacred Fires

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OMFPOA Membership Survey. Win $100 clothing credit.

  This was sent out to members last week by email , we are posting it on the website as well to ensure all members get a chance to respond to the survey. Dear OMFPOA Members, As President of the Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers Association, it is my privilege to reach out to you.

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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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