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A seamlessly connected community of fire management agencies in Canada that communicates best practices, collaborates on fire science and technology projects of mutual interest, and exchanges knowledge of scientific research and technology development.


To foster the sharing and exchange of fire science and technology development information to support the use of best practices in fire management. To provide a forum for interested parties to establish cooperative research and development projects, with the objective of finding solutions to common problems. To provide fire science and technology leadership by establishing national research priorities and fostering work on those priorities as resources allow.


1. Conduct annual meetings, during which:
a) members provide a review of science and technology development activities and findings from the past year. 
b) status reports of ongoing cooperative projects are tabled
c) local R&D projects are highlighted;

2. Establish a national communication network to highlight best practices in fire management;

3. Establish a dynamic information library that provides information of current science and technology projects, as well as a directory of external researchers, and their area of interest;

4. Foster the establishment of national networks of technology by user groups  to share experiences and best practices;

5. Define national research priorities;

6. Promote the fulfilling of national research needs as resources permit.

Membership as of June 2018


CIFFC - Maria Sharpe


Yukon Territory - Mike Smith

British Columbia- vacant                                                                                  

Alberta - Cordy  Tymstra             

NWT - Matt Coyle

Nova Scotia - Morgan Oikle

 Newfoundland and Labrador - vacant

New Brunswick - Jeremy Gullison

Saskatchewan - Chris Dallyn

Manitoba - Peter Konopelny

Ontario - Colin McFayden

SOPFEU - Olivier Lundqvist

Qu├ębec - Nathalie Lavoie

CFS - Steve Taylor

CFS - Chelene Hanes

Academia (West) - Mike Flannigan (University of Alberta)

Academia (East) - Douglas Woolford (University of Western Ontario )



























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