Fire Protection

Development of an NWT Fire Protection Strategy

Click here for the Discussion Paper on an NWT Fire Protection Strategy

The NWT Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is developing an NWT Community Fire Protection Strategy to address challenges identified through community fire department assesments completed by local Fire Chiefs and the Office of the Fire Marshal.

The Government of the NWT (GNWT) expects that this strategy will help maximize the value from available resources and ultimately improve the protection of residents and infrastructure from the threat of fire.

MACA is asking NWT Communities for feedback on the Discussion Paper.  “Your feedback is important to help ensur the Department has a clear understanding about what actions are necessary to address the challenges. Ultimately, your feedback will help MACA develop an effective approach that will aid in addressessing issues of common interest.”

MACA is seeking Community comments on the following:

  • Current Operating Environment: Has MACA accurately described the conditions under which community fire services operate? If not, what is inaccurate or missing?
  • Proposed Response Capabilities: Are the proposed response capabilities helpful in clarifying what communities should aim for in developing and maintaining an effective commuity fire protection service?
  • Recommendations: Will the recommendations address the challenges identified through community fire department assessments? Does your community wish to add additional recommendations?  Which three recommendations should be considered top priority?

The deadline for comments is Friday, February 15, 2013.  After that time, MACA will provide a summary of the comments received. MACA will then work with the NWT Fire Chiefs Association to finalize the strategy.

MACA asks that comments be directed to:
Fire Marshal Stephen Moss
E-mail: Stephen_Moss@gov.nt.ca
Tel: (867) 873-7469
Fax: (867) 873-0260
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife NT  X1A 2L9