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Mission Statement

To safeguard both persons and property from fire and life safety hazards through education, investigation, emergency response and code application.

Welcome to the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC). The OFC is a diverse organization that plays a strong role in public safety and education. We are responsible for fire and building safety, emergency response, determining cause and origin of fires, and various types of technical equipment safety such as elevators, boilers and pressure vessels, and gas burning devices throughout the Province of Manitoba.

Please take a look through the website which contains information on our six sections: Manitoba Emergency Services College - Education and Training, Codes and Standards, Operations, Inspection and Technical Services, Emergency Response and Administrative and Support Services.

As part of investing in prevention and public education opportunities, students enrolled in the Manitoba Government STEP Services are traveling  throughout the province this summer delivering fire safety lessons directly to communities by means of a Fire and Life Safety Education trailer.  The trailer is courtesy of Red River Mutual Insurance and the Fire Fighters Burn Fund.  If you are organizing an event for your community feel free to contact us at firecomm@gov.mb.ca or 204-945-3322 for Fire and Life Safety Education event planning tips.

Warm weather is here.  In Manitoba, the risk of wildfires is greatest from the month of April through to October.  A well thought out FireSmart Protection Plan at your home, cottage or business can reduce your property’s risk from wildfires. For information and resources visit the FireSmart webpage.

Whether you're home, enjoying your summer at the cottage or traveling in an RV, I encourage you to make fire safety a part of your everyday routine both indoors and out. Please visit  our Fire and Life Safety Education section for valuable resources throughout the year.

Thank you

David Schafer
Fire Commissioner