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Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs

Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs

Professional Association
Mail: 520 Westney Rd. S., Unit 22 , Ajax, ON, L1S 6W
Phone: 905-426-9865
Fax: 905-426-3032
 [email protected]
 Zone 6
The Counties of Frontenac, Lanark and Renfrew, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and the City of Ottawa
The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs mission is to lead innovation and excellence in public and life safety. To achieve this, we provide a recognized, authoritative voice for all matters relating to the management and delivery of fire and emergency services in Ontario.  We work cooperatively with the provincial government, key stakeholders, and other organizations to promote excellence and innovation in the areas of education and training, legislation and public policy, fire and membership services. We are the trusted policy advisor to the provincial government, key stakeholders and media on matters relating to public and firefighter safety.

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs represents the chief fire officers of the 442 municipal fire departments in the Province of Ontario. These Chief Officers are ultimately responsible, by statute, for the management and delivery of fire, rescue, and emergency response to the 13 million residents of Ontario.

The 442 fire departments are divided into 32 career fire departments, 213 composite fire departments and 197 volunteer fire departments. There are 30,930 firefighters in Ontario including 18,773 volunteer firefighters, 11,541 career firefighters, and 616 part time firefighters.

OAFC Vision and Mission Statement

The Vision of the OAFC is “Inspiring and influencing a safer Ontario” and our Mission Statement is “Leading innovation and excellence in public and life safety”.
We achieve this by:
  • Sound, responsible leadership
  • A respected, recognized public safety profile
  • Effective communication and advocacy
  • A broad-based membership
  • Member services
  • Contemporary education and professional programs
  • An internationally renowned Conference and Trade Show
  • Creative partnerships
  • A “Can Do” approach that builds stakeholder enthusiasm and trust
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