The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs represents the chief fire officers of the 458 municipal fire departments in the Province of Ontario. These Chiefs Officers are ultimately responsible, by statute, for the management and delivery of fire, rescue, and emergency response to the 13 million residents of Ontario.
The 458 fire departments are divided into 31 career fire departments, 176 composite fire departments and 251 volunteer fire departments. There are 30,468 firefighters in Ontario including 19,214 volunteer firefighters, 11,035 career firefighters, and 219 part time firefighters.
The Vision of the OAFC is “Inspiring and influencing a safer Ontario” and our Mission Statement is “Leading innovation and excellence in public and life safety”.
We achieve this by: