On July 28, the Ministry of Public Security approved the revision of the fire safety risk coverage plan for the MRC de Thérèse-De Blainville. The last version dated from 2011 and in 2017, the revision process began when the number of fire calls in the territory increased by 123% between 2012 and 2019.
“With this revision of the plan, we want to continue improving fire protection and continue our collaboration with all the municipal services concerned. Our objective remains the reduction of material and human losses and this is what continues to guide our work,” declared the president of the Fire Safety Committee and Mayor of the City of Boisbriand, Ms. Marlene Cordato.
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Other objectives of the new scheme
The coordinator of the risk coverage plan, Mr. Maxime Gendron, explained the other objectives pursued by the revision:
Adjust the various public awareness programs according to the clientele, regardless of age;
Update fire regulations, if applicable, and implement the building chapter of the Safety Code (CBCS);
Initiate areas for improvement to reduce the number of false alarms.
“We are convinced that regional coordination and the multi-barrage response are the keys to our operations. The revised plan will also allow us to optimize our resources according to risk and the target population, and to ensure better efficiency. Finally, we intend to adjust our strike force according to the response plans made by the firefighters,” said Mr. Gendron.
“The MRC de Thérèse-De Blainville is very proud of this revised plan, which beautifully reflects our past achievements while perpetuating our desire to live up to our ambitions in terms of fire safety. I thank all the municipalities of the MRC for their collaboration. They have made investments in line with the priority given to the safety of citizens,” concluded the prefect of the MRC of Thérèse-De Blainville, Mr. Richard Perreault.