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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.


“Reproduced from NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org.  ©2018NFPA”

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.

Look. Listen. Learn.  Be Aware.  Fire Can Happen Anywhere” is the theme for Fire Prevention Week, which runs October 7-13, 2018.

Look for places that a fire could start, and address the problem.

Listen for and know the sound of the smoke alarm.

Learn two ways out of every room.

In the event of a home fire, occupants may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds.  Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning and practice.

Visit Fire & Life Safety Education - Fire Prevention Week to download the 2018 brochure and for resource information and ideas.

I encourage you to make fire and life safety a part of your every day routine.

Thank you

David Schafer
Fire Commissioner