News & Events
Changes to Regulations for Volunteer Fire Dept.Wednesday, January 31, 2018
On January 25, 2018, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS)released two proposed regulations under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 that relate to new requirements for:
Mandatory training and certification for firefighters; and
Community risk assessments to inform the delivery of fire protection services.
It is the Town’s opinion that the mandatory training and certification in the proposed regulation will not benefit the volunteer service or the public they serve. The long-term impact on municipalities is critical to accurately determine the scope and impact of the proposed regulation. The regulations are open for comment until March 11, 2018 and we urge all rural municipalities, volunteer fire services and the public to provide your comments at the link below: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/ under “Current Regulatory Proposals.”