Success through Partnership
If one thing is clear, it is that great things get accomplished when individuals and organizations work together. This project is no exception. It was through the collaborative efforts of a range of organizations that this Pilot Project became a reality and we are excited to have received the support of Defence Research and Development Canada.
Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC)
The primary mission of CAFC is to promote the highest standard of public safety in an ever changing and increasingly complex world to ensure the protection of the public through leadership, advocacy and active collaboration with key stakeholders. CAFC acts as the national public service association dedicated to reducing the loss of life and property from fire, and advancing the science and technology of the Fire and Emergency Service in Canada.
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.
Council of Canadian Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners
The Council of Canadian Fire Marshals and Fire Commissioners has representation from each province and territory in Canada. While each region’s role and responsibilities may vary, this Council’s desire to continue working toward a stronger and safer Canada is mutual.
The mission of the CCFMFC is to support its members in their efforts to minimize losses from fire by the following objectives:
- advising on and promoting legislation, policies, and procedures pertinent to fire protection;
- participating in the development of codes and standards relating to fire safety;
- promoting fire safety awareness;
- supporting the professional development of the Canadian fire service;
- arranging for the compilation and dissemination of national fire loss statistics;
- identifying trends relative to the causes and the severity of fire;
- providing advice to Accredited Agencies involved in the certification and testing of fire protection equipment, materials, and services relating to fire safety;
- providing a forum for the exchange of information on fire safety matters.
Public Safety Canada
Public Safety Canada was created in 2003 to ensure coordination across all federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and the safety of Canadians. Our mandate is to keep Canadians safe from a range of risks such as natural disasters, crime and terrorism.
Public Safety Canada works with five agencies and three review bodies, united in a single portfolio and all reporting to the same minister.We also work with other levels of government, first responders, community groups, the private sector and other nations, on national security, border strategies, countering crime and emergency management issues and other safety and security initiatives, such as the National Information Exchange Model.
This ensures that the government approach to Canada’s safety is highly organized and prepared to confront threats to national security. Public Safety coordinates an integrated approach to emergency management, law enforcement, corrections, crime prevention and border security.
Public Safety Canada has five Regional Offices representing the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies and British Columbia and the North. Our regional offices are the primary point of contact for the Department at the regional level.
Rhapsody Strategies is in the business of transformation. We help leaders and organizations undertake major changes that will propel them forward and to become who they know they are meant to be.
Rhapsody supports organizations through advanced business coaching, training, consulting services, and marketing. Rhapsody has extensive experience working with the first responder community and facilitated the creation of the Communities of Practice for Fire, Police, and Paramedics on behalf of Defence Research and Development Canada