Section 266 of the Manitoba Municipal Act provides for agreements with neighboring municipalities or fire protection forces for those smaller communities and rural municipalities who lack the resources to either establish a fire department, purchase equipment capable of handling major fires or emergency incidents or where geographic boundaries make it more reasonable to enter such an agreement.
Working in cooperation with the Manitoba Association of Municipalities (AMM), the Office of the Fire Commissioner has developed a sample fire protection agreement that municipalities may adopt or amend to meet their respective needs when entering into a Fire Protection Agreement.
Municipal Support staff from the OFC are available to consult with municipal officials during the development of fire protection agreements, municipal bylaws or any other documents that support the development and operation of local emergency services.
Muncipal Fire Protection Agreement (.doc File)
Municipal Fire Protection Agreement Instructions (.doc File)