Dauphin, Canada

The Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada is holding their 2018 National Firefighter Competition in Dauphin.

Firefighters from across the country are in town taking part in a number of training sessions, meetings, and competitions.

Arnold Lazare President of AFAC, says teams have been in town for a couple days.

“What has happened this past week, is yesterday the teams were attending a workshop on various themes. Yesterday it was how to conduct a home inspection. So that when they go back to their home communities they’ll be able to do home inspections.”

Lazare shares how the competition changes each year.

“Every competition has a training theme. A few years ago we were in Prince Albert Saskatchewan; they did a water rescue, a swift water rescue. Other places we did a live burn to show the self-contained breathing apparatus. We try and make it hands-on and interesting for the participants.”

The West Region Tribal Council is hosting the event that takes place tomorrow.

The competition takes place from 9 to 3 tomorrow afternoon at the Parkland Rec Centre.