Current Problems


Government ignores request for Indigenous Fire Marshall and building code regulations

February 24, 2017

Toronto Star – “Fire and death in First Nations”. Not including funds for an Indigenous Fire Marshall and failure to enact building code regulations for home construction on First Nations reserves. Both were recommendations from the Aboriginal Firefighters Association after the high number of fire fatalities on First Nation reserves in the last year. A Star investigation has found that at least 173 people have died in fires in First Nation communities across the country since the government stopped tracking the deaths in 2010. At least 25 of them are children.