Committees

OAFC Committees

The OAFC has six standing committees, which fall under different portfolios. Committee members are governed by a Terms of Reference, established by the Board. After every annual general meeting of the OAFC, the association will post interest for committee members. All committee members are appointed by the Board for a term of one year. Every committee is expected to make recommendations, via the chair, to the Board of Directors for further action or resolution.
 
Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC)
 
The OAFC Provincial Advisory Committee represents our members from geographical areas across the province.  The committee discusses and raises issues to the Board that affect OAFC members as it relates to the operation of a fire service, the delivery of public fire protection services, and legislation or policies. 
 
 
Health and Safety Advisory Committee
 
The OAFC Health and Safety Advisory Committee raises and discusses issues of concern that affect OAFC members, which relate to health and safety in the fire service. This committee also acts as liaison with the OAFC members appointed to the Section 21 (OH+SA) Advisory Committee in order to ensure that the Board of Directors are aware of emerging issues and matters being dealt with at the Section 21 Advisory Committee. 
 
 
Fire Prevention and Public Education Advisory Committee
 
The OAFC Fire Prevention and Public Education Advisory Committee raises and discusses issues of concern that affect OAFC members, which relate to fire prevention, public education and legislation. Under oversight of the chair, the committee also acts as liaison with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) and other identified agencies governing fire prevention and public education.  
 
 
Training and Education Advisory Committee
 
The OAFC Training and Education Advisory Committee addresses issues and matters relating to firefighter and fire officer training, education, certification and development in Ontario. This committee also acts as liaison with the Ontario Association of Fire Training Officers, Regional Training Centres, the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) and other identified agencies responsible for developing or delivering training to the fire service.
 
 
Suburban/Rural Advisory Committee
 
The OAFC Rural/Suburban Advisory Committee addresses matters related to the operation of an urban fire department and the delivery of fire protection services in a rural or suburban community. Committee roles include the discussion of fire service management, organization and legislation, as well as the delivery of fire protection services in a rural and/or suburban fire service.
 
 
Urban Advisory Committee
 
The OAFC Urban Advisory Committee addresses matters related to the operation of an urban fire department and the delivery of fire protection services in an urban community. Committee roles include the discussion of fire service management, organization and legislation, as well as the delivery of fire protection services in an urban fire service.