The Importance of Public Education and Fire Safety Within Indigenous Communities

  • November 15, 2021
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Online Zoom Session

Facilitated by Michelle Vandevord and Laurie Sallis

Michelle's Biography

Michelle Vandevord is from Muskoday First Nation in Saskatchewan. She is the Associate Director of Saskatchewan First Nation Emergency Management (SFNEM), the current President of Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada (AFAC) and sits on the Board of Directors for FireSmart Canada.

Laurie's Biography

Laurie is part of the NIFSC project as the National Incident Reporting System Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. She also provides logistical and administrative support to the National Advisory Committee​

Laurie has a background in Executive Administration, and she brings to the team an extensive background working across various Government and not for profit sectors​

Her family is Coast Salish, Wolf Clan, and part of the Lyackson First Nation based in Chemainus on Vancouver Island. She currently resides on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in the city of Vancouver