3. The duties of the Director General shall be to promote, under the authority of the Minister of Municipal Affairs, fire prevention in Québec.
For such purpose he shall, either personally or through any functionary or employee of his service whom he designates:
(a) collect from the government departments and bodies, and from municipalities, the available information respecting their policies, programs, projects and achievements in matters of fire protection;
(b) provide for the establishment of a central information and statistics service respecting fire protection and fire-fighting and for the keeping of such service at the disposal of the municipalities and of any others interested;
(c) organize a research service to improve methods of fire protection and fire-fighting;
(d) visit municipalities and advise them in matters of fire protection and fire-fighting;
(e) give his opinion to the various government departments and bodies on the problems of fire protection and fire-fighting;
(f) provide for the diffusion of information and advice to the public generally on the means of preventing fires;
(g) further the formation of associations whose object is to promote fire prevention.
He may also offer training and improvement courses in matters of fire protection and fire-fighting to members of any fire-brigade and to persons who are preparing to become members thereof.