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CAFC members play a vital role in the Association's governance and policy through their involvement in committees and working groups. Committee members are subject matter experts, gather critical information, produce reports and provide recommendations and guidance to CAFC's Board of Directors and National Advisory Council for 2018.

 

In mid-February, the CAFC put out a call for committee members and its proposed slate of committees. What follows is the results of that call, which include both new an existing committees:

 

Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (HUSAR): This group will explore the merits of INSARAG accreditation and deployment issues and liaise with Publics Safety’s Search and Rescue Group

Deliverable: Position Paper

Staff Lead: External Consultant

Frequency: March, April, May, June, July, August

Members                            

Department

Location

Darrell Reid                                       

Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services

Vancouver, BC

Matthew Pegg                                 

Toronto Fire Services

Toronto, ON

Susan Henry/Tom Sampson                                                   

Calgary Emergency Management Agency

Calgary, AB

John Lane                                           

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

Winnipeg, MB
Dave Schafer                               Officer of the Fire Commissioner Winnipeg, MB

 

Answer the call: Re-energizes program and advances volunteer recruitment ideas.

Deliverable: Website

Staff Lead: Tina, Anabel

Frequency: TBC (Availability of Chair)

Name

Department

Location

Vince MacKenzie (Chair)

Grand Falls Windsor Fire Dept.

Grand Falls Windsor, NL

Keri Martens

Canmore Fire Rescue

Canmore, AB

Rob Evans

Redwood Meadows Emergency Services

Redwood Meadows, AB

Peter Krich

City of Camrose Fire Department

Camrose, AB

 

Evolving role of (Redefining) Fire dept.: This group will lead an initiative to help describe the new and emerging roles of Canadian fire departments.

Deliverable: Position Paper

Staff Lead: External Consultant

Frequency: March, April, May, June, July, August

Members

Department

Location

Broderick Moore

City of Leduc Fire Services

Leduc, AB

Keri Martens

Canmore Fire Rescue

Canmore, AB

Rob Evans

Redwood Meadows Emergency Services

Redwood Meadows, AB

Chad Cooper

The City Of Flin Flon

Flin Flon, MB

Michael Boyle

Kennebecasis Valley Fire Department

Rothesay, NB

Bruce Donig (Chair)

Cornwall Fire Services

Cornwall, ON

Ihor Holowczynsky

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

Winnipeg, MB

Daniel Perron Service de Sécurité Incendie de Ste-Julie Ste-Julie, QC

 

Building Codes This group will respond to government consultations, propose changes, and deal with all issues related to building codes, liaising with NRC.

Deliverable: Propose changes, review changes, determine strategy, public opinion poll

Staff Lead: Tina, Anabel

Frequency: Monthly

Members

Department

Location

Sean Tracey (Co-Chair)

Ottawa Fire Services

Ottawa, ON

Gaetan Morinville (Co-Chair)

Department Of National Defence

Ottawa, ON

Shayne Mintz

NFPA

Blue Mountains, ON

Ken Block

City of Edmonton Fire Rescue Service

Edmonton, AB

John Siggers

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency

Edmonton, AB

Michel Vaillancourt

Municipal fire department

Coteau-de-lac, QC

Pat Walker

Township of Langley Fire Department

Langley, BC

Russel Croome

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services

Edmonton, AB

Brian Smith

Retired

Middle Sackville, NS

Keven Lefebvre

City of St. Albert Fire Services

St. Albert, AB

Michael Boyle

Kennebecasis Valley Fire Department

Rothesay, NB

Travis Whiting

Kelowna Fire Department

Kelowna, BC

 

Diversity and Inclusion: How CAFC can assist in promoting diversity and inclusion within departments, profession, and the association.

Deliverable: Establish Female Fire Chiefs Network and other

Staff Lead: Tina

Frequency: Monthly

Members

Department

Location

Keri Martens (Chair)

Canmore Fire Rescue

Canmore, AB

Ken Stuebing

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency

Halifax, NS

Laurie VandeSchoot (Co-Chair)

Calgary Fire Department

Calgary, AB

Michael Boyle

Kennebecasis Valley Fire Department

Rothesay, NB

Amber Coleman

Parkland County Fire Service

Parkland County, AB

Jeremy Parkin

Rama Fire Rescue Service

Rama, ON

Michael Seth

County of Brant Fire

Paris, ON

Broderick Moore

City of Leduc Fire Services

Leduc, AB

Deryn Rizzi

Vaughan Fire Department

Vaughan, ON

 

Best Practice/KT/Education: This committee serves as a sounding board for best practice, education, KT and reviews all of CAFC endorsement requests. NFID (looks at next steps with respect to the use, analysis and sustainability of the NFID) and Chiefs on Call (a roster of individuals who are willing to accept requests from other chiefs to one-on-one discussion to solve problems/obtain advice) were folded into this committee.

Deliverable: Website, Position paper, roster ready

Staff Lead: Tina, Anabel

Frequency: TBC

Members

Department

Location

Ken Stuebing

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency

Halifax, NS

Phil Rowe (Co-Chair)

Vegreville Emergency Services

Vegreville, AB

Ihor Holowczynsky (Co-Chair)

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

Winnipeg, MB

Dean Colthorp

Spruce Grove Fire Services

Spruce Grove, AB

Broderick Moore

City of Leduc Fire Services

Leduc, AB

Bruce Donig

 Cornwall Fire Services

Cornwall, ON

Amber Coleman

Parland County Fire Service

Parkland County, AB

Shayne Mintz NFPA Blue Mountains, ON

 

 

Executive Chief Fire Officer Council: The ECFO council provides content, curriculum, mentorship, administrative, business development and evaluative leadership to the ECFO program.

Deliverable: Monitoring and evaluation of program and candidates

Staff Lead: Anabel

Frequency: Monthly

Members

Department

Location

Phil Lemire (Chair)

White Rock Fire Rescue

White Rock, BC

Dan Heney

Calgary Fire Department

Calgary, AB

Dean Colthorp

Spruce Grove Fire Services

Spruce Grove, AB

Rod Nielson

Brookfield Fire & Emergency Services

Brookfield, NS

Daniel Perron

Service de Sécurité incendie de Ste-Julie

Ste-Julie, QC

Linda Masson Airdrie Fire Department Airdrie, AB

Dan Paulsen

Retired

Saskatoon, SK

John McKearney

Retired

Vancouver, BC

Trevor Brice

North Battleford Fire Department

Meota, SK

Monty Armstrong

Township of Langley Fire Department

Langley, BC

Len MacCharles

Nelson Fire & Rescue Services

Nelson, BC

 

Resolution Bylaws Nominations and Constitution: This group leads the call for resolutions, a process that takes place at the AGM. It will also handle the nomination of Board members and officers of the corporation. It is most active between May and September

Deliverable: Prepares and receives call for resolutions. Develops e-voting and prepares call for elections.

Staff Lead: Tina, Anabel

Frequency: Monthly

Members

Department

Location

Denis Pilon (Co-Chair)

Swift Current Fire Department

Swift Current, SK

Stephen Gamble (Co-Chair)

Township of Langley Fire Department

Langley, BC

Tyler Pelke

Calgary Fire Department

Calgary, AB

Andy Thiessen

City of Morden

Morden, MB

Albert Headrick

North Battleford Fire Department

North Battleford, SK

Rob Evans

Redwood Meadows Emergency Services

Redwood Meadows, AB

Dean Clark

Innisfall Fire Rescue

Innisfall, AB

Dean Colthorp

Spruce Grove Fire Services

Spruce Grove, AB

Jim Regimbal

City of Dawson

Dawson, YK

Jason Whiteley

North Bay Fire & Emergency Services

North Bay, ON

Daniel Perron Service de Sécurité Incendie de Ste-Julies Ste-Julie, QC

 

Membership: This committee looks at the CAFC value proposition and explores opportunities to enable membership in both provincial and national associations.

Deliverable: Initiatives to increase membership numbers

Staff Lead: Tina, Anabel

Frequency: Quarterly

Members

Department

Location

Richard Amnotte (Chair)

Sécurité Incendie - Ville de Levis

Levis, QC

Vince MacKenzie

Grand Falls Windsor Fire Dept.

Grand Falls Windsor, NL

Dan McCoy

Kennebecasis Valley Fire Department

Rothesay, NB

Cam Abrey

Dauphin Fire Department

Dauphin, MB

Martin Gravel

Canadian Forces Fire Marshal's Office

Ottawa, ON

Gary Barnes

Gatineau Fire Department

Gatineau, QC

Dean Colthorp

Spruce Grove Fire Services

Spruce Grove, AB

 

Fire Rescue Canada 2018 Program: This committee oversees the development of the CAFC annual conference.

Deliverable: Program for Fire Rescue

Staff Lead: Tina

Frequency: March and April

Members

Department

Location

Ken Block

City of Edmonton Fire Rescue Service

Edmonton, AB

Ken McMullen

Red Deer Emergency Services

Calgary, AB

Tina Saryeddine

CAFC

Ottawa, ON

Vicky Constantineau CAFC Ottawa, ON

Rail and Pipeline Safety: This group reviews developments and agenda materials related to CAFCs representation on related initiative federally.

Advisory

Staff Lead: Tina

Frequency: Ad hoc

Members

Department

Location

Daniel Perron

Service de Sécurité incendie de Ste-Julie

Ste-Julie, QC

Corey Schraam

St. Albert Fire Services

St. Albert, AB

Brian Ladds

Calgary Fire Department

Calgary, AB

Kevin Clifford

Saint John Fire Department

Saint John, NB

John Kingyens

Sarnia Fire Rescue Services

Sarnia, ON

Bruce Donig

Cornwall Fire Services

Cornwall, ON

Jason Whiteley

North Bay Fire & Emergency Services

North Bay, ON

 

Interoperability / Public Safety: This committee oversees the Association’s policy positions as it pertains to Interoperability and PSBN.

Advisory

Staff Lead: Tina

Frequency: Ad hoc

Members

Department

Location

Bryan Singleton

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services

Edmonton, AB

Michael Sullivan

Ottawa Fire Services

Ottawa, ON

Gary Barnes

Gatineau Fire Department

Gatineau, QC

Monty Armstrong Township of Langley Fire Department

Langley, BC

 

 

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