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New EDI Celebration Series to focus on women and leadership in the fire service

March 8, 2021
By FFIC Staff

March 8, 2021, Ottawa — Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is one of the most pressing conversations in the fire service today. A unique collaboration between Fire Fighting in Canada (FFIC) and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) is recognizing the great strides that have been made by women in fire and emergency service management. There have been significant milestones made by the fire service in becoming a fire service for all.

The EDI Celebration Series is an eight-part live webinar event. Laura Aiken, editor of FFIC, will be interviewing women from diverse backgrounds in prominent fire and emergency management posts across Canada. The questions will provide an opportunity for the audience to learn “what the fire service can do to continue it progress in the realm of EDI and inspire others to ‘be what they can see’,” says Chief Keri Martens, who Chairs the CAFC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Attendees can register free for each live webinar and by doing so have the opportunity to ask questions of the guest.

Mark your calendars as March 31 at 1:00 pm EST will mark the launch of the series with Vancouver Fire Chief Karen Fry alongside a special introduction by Chief Martens. Stay tuned to this page and be sure you’re subscribed to the FFIC e-news for an updated list of dates and featured speakers.

The EDI Celebration Series is a program of the CAFC in collaboration with Fire Fighting in Canada through a generous grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation

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