April 28, 2014 10:34 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 28, 2014) - Public Safety Canada
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement after speaking at the 21st Canadian Legislative Conference of the International Association of Fire Fighters, Canada in Ottawa.
"Today, I had the opportunity to extend my deep appreciation for the vital roles fire fighters play in keeping Canadians safe.
The International Association of Fire Fighters, Canada (IAFF/Canada), is an organization that represents over 21,700 professional fire fighters across Canada, and works tirelessly to ensure that fire fighters have the tools and training they need to perform their jobs.
Responding to emergencies is increasingly challenging as they become more intense and complex. That is why I am proud of our Government's longstanding support and efforts to help all first responders - including fire fighters, police and paramedics - do their jobs in this context. Specifically, we:
I am grateful to all first responders for serving the public without hesitation. They are true heroes, putting others' safety before their own."
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Jason TammingPress SecretaryOffice of the Minister of Public Safetyand Emergency Preparedness613-991-2924Media RelationsPublic Safety Canada613-991-0657
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