Ministry of the
Solicitor General


Comprehensive Fire Safety Effectiveness Model

The overall objective of any fire department is to provide the community with the optimum level of protection from fire and other related public safety hazards while, at the same time, ensuring an appropriate level of health and safety for firefighters. Research to date has concluded that a variety of factors impact on a fire department's capacity to fulfill this objective, all of which must be considered when determining how the required resources should be deployed.

The Comprehensive Fire Safety Effectiveness Model is composed of seven sub-models.

List of the seven Comprehensive Fire Safety Effectiveness Model sub-models:Intervention Time, Detection, Suppression Capabilities, Fire Risk, Fire Prevention Effectiveness, Fire Ground Effectiveness and Public Attitude.

* Please note that only the Fire Ground Effectiveness, the Fire Prevention Effectiveness, and the Fire Risk sub-models are available at this time. The remaining sub-models will be added as they become available.