Fire Management Agreement Area Zone d'entente sur la gestion des feux

Abstract:
This layer stores the boundaries of fire management agreement areas negotiated by the Crown and on file with the Aviation Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR). The Forest Fires Prevention Act, R.S.O, 1994, Sec 21(1) indicates that Inside the Fire Region (IFR) municipalities are responsible to suppress grass, brush or forest fires within their municipal boundaries. By policy, however, AFFES must ensure that every fire in Ontario receives a response, and every response is governed by: the predicted behaviour of the fire; the potential impacts on people, property or other values; and the estimated cost of each response. Consequently, OMNR enters into fire management agreements with municipalities in the IFR to ensure that municipal and OMNR responsibilities are met and fires are suppressed in a timely fashion. Fire management agreements divide the land into four areas including: 1. Crown Protection Area (CPA): The Crown is responsible for responding to incidents and suppressing of all fires in the CPA. 2. Municipal Protection Area (MPA): The municipality is responsible for responding to incidents and the suppression of all fires in the MPA. 3. Federal Protection Area (FPA): The federal government is responsible for responding to incidents and the suppression of all fires in the FPA. 4. Northern Fire Protection Area (NFPA): The local fire department (mostly in unorganized areas) is responsible for responding to all incidents and the suppression of fires in the NFPA. This data class will accurately represent CPA, MPA, FPA and NFPA boundaries.