AFAC Virtual Firefighter Competition July 2020

The Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) has recently announced their VIRTUAL National Indigenous Firefighter Competition for 2020. There will be a regional competition as part of the larger national competition, but winners from both categories will receive a cash prize. The competition will be judged via video submissions from the participating Fire Departments. More information about the competition below.

FNESS has created a survey to assess how we can best support community Fire Departments as they register and submit videos. FNESS requests that Fire Chiefs or Fire Officers complete this survey on behalf of the FD and community. FNESS Survey Link:


For more information please go to the AFAC Website:

AFAC (Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada) is hosting a VIRTUAL Firefighter’s competition. All Indigenous Fire Departments are welcome to register and compete. FNESS aims to support and assist the British Columbian teams who wish to register for this event. The competition will consist of 2 parts:

1) A video submission of the 2 drawn competition runs from the participating FD and;

2) a Fire Prevention/Public Education video based on the NFPA Fire Prevention Week theme “Serving up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”

Competition Video

Fire Prevention / Public Education Video

The fire prevention / public education video submission is required to be eligible for any NFC awards.

  • The NFPA website and poster below will be required to be part of the video.
  • The video must be a minimum of two minutes and a maximum of three minutes and include one of the following themes:
  • Summary of activity the fire department has completed based on the 2020 NFPA theme
  • Summary of activity the fire department plans to preform based on the 2020 NFPA theme
  • Fire prevention video utilizing the 2020 NFPA theme
  • Any other video idea that utilizes the 2020 NFPA theme that incorporates fire prevention or public education

 Regional and National Awards:

  • All team must register to be eligible for awards.
  • Competition Award – All teams who register and complete the video competition runs and video fire prevention/public education video will win a new set of bunker gear or equivalent amount of specific equipment chosen by the department.
  • Regional winning teams will be provided the following value of equipment: first place team, $3,000; second place, $2,000; third place, $1,000.
  • National winning teams will be provided the following value of equipment: first place team, $10,000; second place, $7,500; third place, $5,000.

Proposed Competition Timeline:

  • June 15 to July 17: Teams register.
  • July 17:  NFC two runs to be drawn and posted at 12:00 noon EST on the AFAC website and social media accounts (AFAC will post the manual and runs that will be picked from by June 26).
  • July 17 to July 20: NFC teams will video and submit their runs and fire prevention video by July 20 12:00 noon EST.
  • July 20 to August 7: Judging of competition runs and competing Fire Departments will promote their videos. Regional competition awards will include the most viewed Fire Department videos.
  • August 7:  Regional winners are announced; they will proceed to virtual Nationals.
  • August 7 to August 14: Competition runs of the eight winning regional teams will be judge by the AFAC Board and their fire prevention videos will be judge by the AFAC National Advisory Committee.
  • August 15 – 2020: NFC results announced during the live feed of the 2020 AFAC Annual General Meeting hosted by Prince Albert Grand Council (live feed information to be posted).

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact FNESS by emailing FS Manager-Dean Colthorp ( or FS Coordinator- Sarah Kent (