NAN Starts Campaign To Prevent Fire Deaths

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 11:42 AM

Preventing fires on First Nations is the goal of a new campaign by Nishnawbe Aski Nation.   

They're unveiling Amber's Fire Safety Campaign, named after Amber Strang, the youngest victim of a fire in Pikangikum First Nation that killed nine people. 

NAN officials presented the plan to a federal committee, and are asking it to recommend the federal government put it into action. 

Officials say fires are over twice as common on First Nations compared with the rest of the country.