Mission Statement

To promote awareness of industrial fire protection and emergency services by information sharing, joint problem solving to minimize damage, loss and injury throughout the industry in the Province of Alberta

Goals

Exchange of information of technical problems and solutions which the membership has experienced to minimize effort and cost

An open look at incidents which have happened in and around the Province of Alberta

To promote the professional development of Fire Protection Professionals.

A common voice for the Industrial sector to the Office of the Fire Commissioner in Alberta

A global voice to the suppliers and vendors of the needs of the industry in the Province of Alberta

Information sharing in the Province of Alberta during emergency situations

History

The AIFPA was formed in the fall of 1989 to promote awareness of industrial fire protection by information sharing and joint problem solving to minimize damage, loss and injury throughout the industry in the Province of Alberta. For this reason it stands today as the group’s Mission Statement.

The founding organizers of the AIFPA were Len Freeman (Dow Chemicals) and Brian Lamond (Syncrude). Attending the first meeting was Brian Lamond (Syncrude), Len Freeman (Dow Chemicals), Arnie Quinton (Esso), Wayne Conley (Suncor), Clive Rutland (Procor) and Allan Wood (Agrium) which was held at the Alberta Public Safety Services in Edmonton.

Today the group meets diligently four times a year and is over 60 members strong with representation from Oil and Gas, Pulp and Paper, Mining, Forestry, Manufacturing, Training, Independent Emergency Responders, Equipment and Supply Companies, Consultants and Government Agencies. AIFPA also has members from outside the province from companies such as Duke Energy (Fort St. John, BC), Husky (Lloydminster, SK) and Co-op Refineries (Regina, SK).

The AIFPA is also proud to have supported and sponsored such events as ER2000 (Calgary 2000), 4th World Firefighter Games (Edmonton 1996), Alberta Fire Chiefs Association (Annual Conference) and the Canadian Industrial Emergency Conference and Expo (Edmonton 2008 – Annual Conference). The group also maintains affiliations with the Alberta Fire Commissioner’s Office and the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association.

Effective January 1, 2016, the association changed its’ name to the Alberta Industrial Fire and Emergency Management Association (AIFEMA).