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MATAWA FIRST NATIONS MANAGEMENT
MATAWA FIRST NATIONS MANAGEMENT

Technical

Are You the Active or Passive Fire Safety Person?

1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
BALLROOM 1

If your idea of fire safety is as clear as mud you are not alone. The human has yet to learn that fire safety is a personal issue and responsibility; the human must take steps to understand and act on fire safety.

During this session open your mind and conviction to yourself to the resources that are available to you to become a knowledgeable passive or active person in your quest for personal fire safety.

 

MORRIS DOUGLAS, MATAWA FIRST NATIONS MANAGEMENT INC.

Morris Douglas is currently a Fire Prevention Officer and Training Officer with a Northern Rural Volunteer Fire Department and has been involved operationally and administratively at all levels and ranks, retiring as Fire Chief, in the fire services since 1969. He is the Matawa First Nations-Assistant Fire Marshal.

He has held Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) on a federal, provincial, unincorporated territory, municipal and first nation levels. He is a graduate on many programs from the Ontario Fire College, Manitoba Fire College, Canadian Emergency Measures College – Arnprior. And currently a graduate of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021; NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications Current Edition: 2014 – Fire Officer III (2015 March) and NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications Current Edition: 2014 – Fire Officer IV (2016 March). His specialties include but not limited to; operational/tactical structure firefighting, fire investigation, fire modeling, rural and isolated northern firefighting tactics and operations, establishing isolated fire services, instruction on emergency management, incident management, incident command, fire engineering. Fire inspection and public fire education are at the heart of his existence in the fire services.

His greatest desire is to successfully educate humans on their responsibility to fire safety in their environment.

 

MONICA BUDISELIC, MATAWA FIRST NATIONS MANAGEMENT INC.

Monica Budiselic is currently a Deputy Fire Chief with a Northern Rural Volunteer Fire Department and has been involved operationally and administratively at all levels and ranks in the fire services since 1990. Monica has worked her way up in the emergency first responder field from first responder medical, firefighter, fire station officer, administrative officer, fire prevention officer, fire investigator and training officer up to her present position of deputy fire chief. During her fire career she was involved in ground and aerial search and rescue in northern Ontario. She teaches emergency management and incident management system and incident command system to first responders and is a Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC). In her career position she is the Matawa First Nations-Fire Marshal.

She has studied at the Ontario Fire College (OFC) and has received her diplomas for Company Officer, Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Investigator, Public Information Officer, Public Fire and Life Safety Educator, Fire Services Instructor. She has received her equivalency compliance to the National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA) through the OFC curriculum. She is a graduate of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021; NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications Current Edition: 2014 – Fire Officer III (2015 March) and NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications Current Edition: 2014 – Fire Officer IV (2016 March).

Monica is an advocate for maintaining currency of knowledge, skill, experience and motivation for her likes and dislikes in her chosen profession.