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Fire Chiefs for Dominion Fire Commissioner

(Wednesday, September 29, 2004)--Chief Director of Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, Michael Eddy, has been elected President of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) at its Annual General Meeting held September 29 in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

CAFC’s new President called for the establishment of an Office of the Dominion Fire Commissioner to co-ordinate the interest of the Federal Government of the Canadian Fire Services. He also recommended that the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness include an office specifically mandated to address fire and related issues concerning emergency response and community preparedness.

“The safety of all Canadian citizens and of the firefighters who protect them should be of paramount importance to our elected and appointed officials,” Chief Eddy stated. “We call upon all three levels of government in Canada to dedicate themselves to life-safety issues,” he said.

As a case in point, the CAFC President pointed to resolutions on automatic sprinkler systems adopted by Canada’s Fire Chiefs at their St. John’s Annual Meeting. One resolution calls for such systems in all new low-rise housing; another would encourage automatic sprinklers for existing non-residential and for high-rise residences.

CAFC counts 1,000 of Canada’s Chief Fire Officers as its members, and is the voice of the Canadian Fire Services.

For more information:

Chief Director Michael Eddy
Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency
Phone: 902-490-5540
Cell Phone: 902-478-7651

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