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Fire Underwriters Survey Information Page for Canadian Fire Chiefs

24 March 2020

Delivery of emergency services is challenging at the best of times but during a pandemic there are additional concerns that Fire Chiefs and other emergency service providers need to consider.

The provincial and federal associations of Fire Chiefs provide great information and we strongly recommend that Fire Chiefs join these organizations and stay up to date on all relevant communications from these associations that provide the most up to date information for delivering emergency services during the pandemic.

The following links include important information for Canadian Fire Chiefs and we hope you will find them useful.  Note that in some cases the information comes from non-Canadian sources but appear to be best practices that are currently published.

Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in Canada

What Fire Chiefs Need to Know (IAFC Webinar – 46min)

Guide for Coronavirus Planning & Response

Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

Free Access to members only COVID page: Fire Chiefs who have never had a CAFC members only account are advised that, the CAFC Board and NAC have agreed to offer a temporary free account to all chief fire offices and approved individuals wishing to access the members only COVID page. If you know any chief or company officers who would benefit from the COVID information, please do refer them to the homepage at www.cafc.ca.

Fire Underwriters Survey continues to operate through the crisis

FUS will continue to update and publish fire insurance grades to the best of our ability throughout the crisis as this information improves access to property insurance.  Please feel free to request more information or access to the Municipal Portal to update information about your community’s fire protection levels (https://www1.optaintel.ca/fus/MunicipalPortal/RequestAccess.aspx).