Report on the Feasibility of a Canadian National Fire Information Database

This document examines the feasibility of creating a National Fire Information Database for Canada. In pursuing this, we examined what data are currently collected and the structure of organizations responsible for maintaining national databases in other countries. Because of the allocation of jurisdictional responsibilities relating to the services provided by fire departments in Canada, creating, maintaining, and funding a national database poses unique challenges.

Our view is that the creation of such a database is feasible; but, for the venture to be sustainable, a broad base of partner stakeholders needs to be assembled.


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