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GNWT Releases What We Heard Report on Fire Service Outside of Municipal Boundaries

Public Service Announcement

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) has released a report titled Fire Service Outside of Municipal Boundaries – What We Heard. The report provides a summary of feedback from the public and stakeholders.

MACA conducted in-person and virtual sessions to receive feedback and input from residents as well as facilitating an online survey. Over fifty (50) individuals provided input either through in-person / online engagement sessions held March 28 - 30, 2021 or through the survey, which ran from March 22 - April 5, 2021.

Most residents indicated that they actively participate in fire smarting and fire prevention around their properties.  One of the key recommendations was for the department to consider the establishment of a program supporting the purchase of fire safety equipment. Most residents were not in favour of additional fees or taxes to support fire services.

The results of the public engagement, along with cross-jurisdictional reviews and additional policy research will be used to help inform the development of a resident centred approach.

The report can be viewed at:

https://www.maca.gov.nt.ca/en/services/fire-service-outside-municipal-boundaries-have-your-say

 

Media Requests, please contact:

Jay Boast

Communications Planning Specialist

Department of Municipal and Community Affairs

Government of the Northwest Territories

Jay_Boast@gov.nt.ca

(867) 767-9162 ext. 21044