The Harper government will privatize the federal Fire Protection Program.
Members of the Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) program are responsible for ensuring federal office towers and major buildings in aboriginal communities meet National Fire Code standards.
They conduct inspections of existing buildings and review design plans for new ones. They’re also responsible for reviewing fire safety plans, which are supposed to be in place for every federal office building in the country. After March 2014, the federal government says, it will rely on private firms to do the same work.
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