Statement from Deputy Chief Matt Pegg, President, Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs

AJAX, ON, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Earlier today, there was a multiple-fatality fire in a multi-unit residence for seniors in L'Isle-Verte, Quebec.  The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) expresses our sincere condolences to the friends and family of everyone affected by this tragic event.  In addition we want to acknowledge the hard work of all emergency services personnel who responded to the incident and worked under such difficult conditions. 

Unfortunately, tragedies like these highlight the importance of fire safety and fire prevention for our most vulnerable citizens, and demonstrate the significance and importance of the vulnerable occupancy regulatory changes that were recently announced by the Ontario Government.

M.D. (Matt) Pegg
President
Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs

The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) represents the chief fire officers from the 457 fire departments across the province in leading innovation and excellence in public and life safety. To learn more, visit our website at www.oafc.on.ca

SOURCE Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs

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