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Emergency Management - Phase Three: Testing Your Emergency Plan

The Emergency Management Service is announcing the dates of Phase Three: How to Test Your First Nation Emergency Plan. The objective of Phase Three is to:

  • Introduction of First Nation participants to Incident Management System
  • Introduction of First Nation Exercise Program
  • Opportunity to test  First Nation master emergency response plans through simulated tabletop exercises
  • Providing First Nations with resources and sample documents

Training workshops will be offered across the Province of Ontario at these locations:

Emergency Preparedness Training

As part Two of the OFNTSC’s Emergency Response and Planning service workshops, the OFNTSC is currently offering a workshop in Rama, ON, from Jan. 22-24, 2013 and Sioux Lookout, ON from Jan.29-31,2013.

The two and a half day workshop will focus on instruction of community emergency preparedness planning, implementing community emergency plans, activating an emergency operations centre, critical incidence stress management, evacuation planning and process and much more.

Location: Rama Casino Hotel and Conference Centre in Rama, ON

Bulk Fire Equipment Spreadsheet 2012-2013 – Request for Information

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is making available the 2012-2013 Bulk Fire Equipment Spreadsheet. This spreadsheet is a template used by First Nation fire departments to inform the OFNTSC of current needs of equipment in communities. The OFNTSC is requesting your fire department to review this template and send it back to the OFNTSC with your fire departments needs.

2012 Bulk Fire Equipment Spreadsheet

UPDATE: A revised 2012 bulk fire equipment spreadsheet has been uploaded to this news item. The revised spreadsheet has been updated with additional fire items. Those fire departments that have already submitted the spreadsheet back to the OFNTSC, do not have to resend the spreadsheet again. However should your fire department wish to resubmit the spreadsheet you’re more than welcome to do so.

Ontario First Nations Emergency Preparedness and Response Workshop

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) in partnership with the Ontario Native Fire Fighters Society (ONFFS) will be providing a workshop on Emergency Preparedness and Response. The two and a half day course will train an individual on emergency management and emergency response. The Workshop will also cover risk assessment identification, emergency response template and supplementary materials. 

2017/18 OFNTSC Fire Protection/Fire Prevention Poster Contest

The key message of this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign is to teach the public about what a home escape plan entails, and the value of practicing it with all members of the household. The campaign also works better to educate the public about just how quickly home fires can spread, and how little time they may have to escape safely.

All full-time students attending a Band or Federal operated school, from Pre-School to Grade 12, are encouraged to submit an entry for the 2017/18 Regional Poster Contest.

The closing date is Friday, November 24, 2017.

OFNTSC Fire Protection Poster Contest Winners Announced

The Ontario First Nation Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is announcing the winners of the 2016/2017 OFNTSC Fire Protection/Fire Prevention Poster Contest.  And the winners are..

Category One (Preschool to Grade Two): Winner - Livija Russel-Taylor, Jr. Kindergarten, Neyaashiinigmiing. Honourable mentions go to Hannah Miller from Neyaashiinigmiing, and Aaliyah Nadjiwon, Sr. Kindergarten, Neyaashiinigmiing. 

2015/2016 Regional Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners announced

The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) would like to congratulate all of the participants who participated in the 2015/2016 Regional Fire prevention poster contest.  Over 70 posters were sent in from schools across Ontario to demonstrate "Hear the Beep when you Sleep".  Which refers to placing your smoke alarm in a sensible place, to ensure that you will be awoken in an emergency situation. 

Provincial Recognition Award-Bkejwanong Territory Member Tatiana Day

Quick thinking and knowing what to do in emergency, can contribute greatly to saving lives. Such as is the case of Tatiana Day. The OFNTSC would like to recognize the actions of Tatiana Day, whose quick thinking and actions saved the lives of her family members. Tatiana's actions were officially recognized with a Provincial Recognition Award from the Ontario Fire Marshall's Office in a ceremony days ago. For a full description of Tatiana's actions and recognition please download the attached document located at the bottom of this page.


Fire Protection Operation & Maintenance Funding Information

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) provides First Nations in Ontario with Operation & Maintenance (O&M) subsities for departmentally funded capital assets on reserves. This is based on a departmental published document the “Cost Reference Manual” (CRM) . The CRM continues to be the bases for INAC in allocating O&M funds to First Nations communities. For more information download the "Fire and Safety O&M" pdf.


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