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Municipal Support

The Municipal Support section is the most recent section developed within the OFC organizational structure. This section was developed in response to the increasing challenges and expectations facing municipal and emergency services officials across Manitoba.

The Municipal Support section is dedicated to provide direct support to municipal and elected officials to develop effective and efficient emergency service departments to meet the present and future needs of their respective communities and regions.  The Municipal support section has also been tasked with the responsibility to manage and support the development of the Provincial Mutual aid system to meet the future needs of the Province.

The following is an overview of the services that will be provided by the Municipal support section to support municipalities and the Manitoba Fire Service:

  • At the request of municipal councils or other AHJs, conduct and complete comprehensive fire protections surveys and risk assessments
  • Manage and support the provincial mutual aid system
  • Assist municipalities in the development of bylaws and other supporting documents
  • Manage and maintain northern fire protection areas
  • Assist municipalities and other AHJs in the development of their local fire prevention inspection programs
  • Assist municipalities with the implementation of “Firesmart” initiative
  • Manage the financial training incentive program on behalf of the OFC

Dedicated and experienced field staff have been assigned to this new section, and to be the first point of contact for municipal officials, AHJs and the Manitoba Fire Service.