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Manitoba Fire Reporting Procedures

The Fires Prevention and Emergency Response Act (FPERA) stipulates all local authorities including Fire Departments and the Insurance Industry Agents are to report all fire losses, to the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) in a prescribed format and in a timely manner.

It is imperative that all fire incidents are accounted for. Fire reports help us identify fire trends and concerns within our province.  The information the OFC collects helps us to provide appropriate support to fire and emergency services and to communities through education and prevention programs. 

All information received is protected under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

The OFC receives fire information from 7 main sources:

Statistical and Fire Investigation Report Requests

Any information released by OFC will be based on The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

To request statistical fire information or a copy of a fire report complete and submit: Request for Statistics Form

To request a copy of a Fire Investigation Report complete and submit: Request for Copy of Fire Investigation Report

Requests may be subject to a processing fee. Upon request review, the OFC will notify the client regarding applicable fees. Processing fees must be paid prior to any information being released.

Request forms can be mailed, faxed, or emailed. (Contact Information).

 

REPORT SUPPORT

Questions or concerns regarding reporting, coding and/or FDM can be directed to:

Administration
Phone: (204) 945-3322
Email: firecomm@gov.mb.ca

For Weblink password or pin number resets users may contact:
IBM Help Desk @ 1-800-946-6007

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT APPLICATION FOR ELECTRONIC REPORTING

Using the Fire Department Management System (FDM Rural)

To apply for access to the FDM Rural database please complete the following forms:

  1. Memorandum of Understanding
  2. System User Set Up Form

Once these documents are received by OFC, it takes approximately 21 business days to assign a database and keyfob to the fire department and user.  After receiving your keyfob, please refer to the following documents to set up your account:

Resources

Commonly Used Forms & Manuals