NAN Looking To Reduce House Fires On First Nations

Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 14:20 PM

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

They're unveiling the '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, in hopes of getting the government to put it into action.

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