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Coroner Findings on Fire Deaths in First Nations

July 14, 2021

Nishnawbe Aski Nation – In response to the Office of the Chief Coroner report, Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Chiefs of Ontario have identified the following priorities for major improvements to fire safety and prevention:

  • Increase fire safety awareness and education through Amber’s Fire Safety
  • Implement a standardized service delivery model across NAN
  • Ensure community infrastructure and housing conditions are acceptable and built to code
  • Fatal house fires are all too common in many First Nations due to overcrowding, poor housing conditions and a critical lack of fire safety and prevention services.