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Surrey Fire Services

Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction: A Summary of At-Risk Aboriginal Areas in Manitoba

In 2007, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released a report on “Fire Prevention in Aboriginal Communities”. Within the paper it was noted that the “First Nations per capita fire incidence rate is 2.4 times the per capita rate for the rest of Canada. The death rate is 10.4 times greater; the fire injury […]

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正确决策: 政府工作人员基于证据的决策指南

本练习册是为了配合教材《正确决策:政府工作人员基于证据的决策指南》使用 而编写的。您可以把本册当成自学指 南,或者在课堂或者工作坊的环境下使 用。虽然教材中归纳的技巧种有许多单 独使用纸笔或者电脑就可以进行有效的 练习,但是更多的技巧在集体环境中效 果最佳。比如环境扫描和SWOT(优势,劣势,机会和威胁)分析就更加适合小 组练习。

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正确决策: 政府工作人员基于证据的决策指南

就职于市级,省级或者联邦政府的工作 人员,都在为所处区域的居民提供高效 率的服务。无论是帮助公众的前台人 员,或是帮助执政官员制定有效的政策 和项目的幕后人员都是如此。政府工作 人员-公务员-是健全的政府的一个关 键组成部分。这些工作人员以促使政府 以及其政策有效运行为己任,帮助完善 民用项目,并确保其按照计划实行。

Surrey Fire Services

Targeted Residential Fire Risk Reduction: A Summary of At-Risk Areas in Canada

Reducing fires and saving lives is a mandate for all Fire Services. Globally, many departments have implemented door to door campaigns to educate their citizens on fire reduction and safety (TriData, 2009). However, focusing on an entire community is expensive, time consuming, and overall, an inefficient use of limited resources. A 2007 TriData report on […]

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Distressed Properties: Pathways of Decline and the Emergence of Public Safety Risk

The intent of this study is to develop an understanding of the forces and factors that trigger and accelerate the decline of residential properties in the City of Surrey, British Columbia (BC), and to create a framework for action that can stem such decline. Identifying residential properties trending toward a distressed state is essential given […]

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Recovery Houses: Non-Compliance with the British Columbia Fire Code and Implications for Life Safety

This study is intended to raise awareness and initiate discussion around fire and life safety issues existing at non-compliant recovery houses in Surrey, British Columbia, and to provide the rationale for increased coverage of safety at these facilities with a fire sprinkler requirement. Recovery houses provide valuable services for persons recovering from substance abuse, along […]

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Celebrating Seniors in our Communities Through Volunteerism and Story-Telling

The aging of Canada’s population has been well documented and discussed at length in a multitude of policy sectors from the front-­‐‑line to Parliament. Front and centre in these changing demographics are the broad implications for health care, leisure, social assistance, and quality of life among other factors. It is this reality that has contributed […]

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The Right Decision: Evidence-based Decision Making for Government Professionals

We make hundreds of decisions daily, ranging from what to have for breakfast, to deciding in which room to hold a meeting, to whether or not to buy a new car. Many of those decisions are informal and relatively insignificant, and have few consequences, while some incur a degree of risk or uncertainty. Each of us takes risks every day. For […]

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The Right Decision: Evidence-based Decision Making for Government Professionals – Workbook

This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the text, The Right Decision: Evidence-based Decision Making for Government Professionals. It can be used as a self-study guide or in either a classroom or workshop setting. While many of the techniques outlined in the text can be used very effectively by an individual working with a paper and pencil or a laptop, many […]