Ontario’s fire fighter competition not just a race, its about safety

31st Annual Fire Competition and Conference By Lynda Powless Editor Six Nations Fire fighters came out first in the annual Ontario Native Fire Fighters Society (ONFFS) competitions at Akwesasne last week. But they aren’t the only winners. At all First Nations communities are winners with an Ontario Indigenous Fire Marshall’s office expected to open this fall. Six Nations Fire Chief Matt Miller confirmed Monday, Ontario First Nations will see their own Fire Marshall this year. “Yes we will have one (Indigenous Fire Marshal). Its been a long hard fought battle,” he said. He said federal officials have been having regular phone calls with stakeholders to keep the issue moving forward. “There has been no set timeline to announce it, but we expect a big announcement at the National Firefighters competition…

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