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Mission Statement

To safeguard both persons and property from fire and life safety hazards through education, investigation, emergency response and code application.

Welcome to the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC). The OFC is a diverse organization that plays a strong role in public safety and education. We are responsible for fire and building safety, emergency response, determining cause and origin of fires, and various types of technical equipment safety such as elevators, boilers and pressure vessels, and gas burning devices throughout the Province of Manitoba.

Please take a look through the website which contains information on our six sections: Manitoba Emergency Services College - Education and Training, Codes and Standards, Operations, Inspection and Technical Services, Emergency Response and Administrative and Support Services.

Burn Awareness Week is observed the first full week of February and is designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in their communities. Resources and 2016's Poster Contest winners are available within the Fire & Life Safety Education section's web pages.

Warm weather is right around the corner.  In Manitoba, the risk of wildfires is greatest from the month of April through to October.  A well thought out FireSmart Protection Plan at your home, cottage or business can reduce your property’s risk from wildfires. For inforamtion and resources visit the FireSmart webpage.

Whether you're home, enjoying your summer at the cottage or traveling in an RV, I encourage you to make fire safety a part of your everyday routine both indoors and out. Please visit  our Fire and Life Safety Education section for valuable resources throughout the year.

Thank you

David Schafer
Fire Commissioner