Manitoba Lays Out Four-Year Fire Protection Plan

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Manitoba’s Office of the Fire Commissioner has developed a four-year fire protection plan to improve training, emergency response and strategic planning across the province.

Working with municipalities, fire departments and fire chiefs, the plan calls for updating fire protection bylaws, strengthening communication between fire departments, municipalities and the public, and creating new fire prevention and public education programs.

“From large urban fire departments to smaller towns and rural departments, we want to learn what works best and find ways to help do things better,” said Labour and Immigration Minister Erna Braun, minister responsible for the Office of the Fire Commissioner

Other implementations include compiling fire protection documents and operating guidelines, improving consistency in collecting and sharing statistics, and investing in officer training and recruitment efforts.