The MRC Pontiac invites the population to participate in the public consultation on the revision of the Fire Safety Cover Plan.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the draft revised Fire Safety Cover Plan, prepared in accordance with the Fire Safety Act and whose main purpose is to provide for the organization of fire safety on the territory of the MRC Pontiac, will be presented for public consultation on November 2, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Salle Elsie Gibbons of the MRC Pontiac.
All interested parties can consult the 2023 MRC Pontiac’s draft revised fire safety cover plan (French only) and send their comments by e-mail to email@example.com, by phone at 819 648-5689, ext. 242 or by mail to the following address:
Schéma de couverture de risques
MRC de Pontiac
602 route 301 N.
Campbell’s Bay, QC J0X 1K0
On October 10, 2011, the MRC Pontiac’s Fire Safety Cover Plan (SCRI) came into effect, following its certification by the Ministère de la Sécurité publique on June 22, 2011. The Fire Safety Cover Plan is a territory-wide fire safety planning document that includes:
- A complete picture of municipal fire safety resources and measures (equipment, response times, human resources training, prevention program, municipal bylaws, water supply, etc.);
- The objectives to be achieved to deal with the risks present on the territory;
- Actions to be taken by local municipalities and fire departments to achieve the objectives of the Fire Safety Cover Plan.
In concrete terms, the application of the Fire Safety Cover Plan will increase fire safety on the territory of the MRC Pontiac and reduce the loss of life and property due to fire. As required by the Ministère de la Sécurité publique, the MRC is responsible for fire safety planning, taking into account all the resources available on its territory.
A fire safety committee made up of elected officials, general managers and firefighters has been set up to implement the plan.
Subsequently, a revised version of the schema was adopted by the MRC in 2016, which came into force on May 1, 2017, following the attestation of conformity issued on March 24, 2017 by the MSP. This Scheme and its follow-up via its implementation plan has enabled municipalities to improve their fire service while maintaining the momentum of the very first Scheme.
The objectives of this edition of the schéma de couverture de risque have been met, and it is currently in the process of being revised. A new edition is due to be certified in 2023.
It should be remembered that once the fire safety cover plan has been certified, municipalities that comply with their implementation plan benefit from immunity from fire safety lawsuits.