National fire database project seeks to improve fire safety
August 9th, 2011
A cheque for $149,500 was presented to the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) on
August 8, 2011, kicking off research into a national database that could lead to fewer
fires and more effective and efficient fire-service delivery across the country.
“This is a great example of the way faculty members at UFV and community partners are
bringing teaching, research and service together in meaningful and productive ways,”
said UFV president Dr. Mark Evered. “We are delighted to be working with the
Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs on a project that will lead to safer communities
UFV will conduct the research on behalf of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs
(CAFC) to explore the development of a web-based database of fire statistics that would
be available to fire departments and organizations across Canada. Funding for this
project was provided through the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC), a
Government of Canada program administered by the Defence Research & Development
Canada (DRDC) – Centre for Security Science (CSS).
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