News and Announcements

Full-Time Fire Chief needed in Melfort

The City of Melfort is currently looking to fill an opening on their fire department. They are in need of a Full-Time Fire Chief! Go to the City of Melfort - Employment Opportunities webpage for more information and to see how to apply!

Emergency Services Officer - Instructor (Manitoba)

The Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) is a special operating agency of the Manitoba government that performs a critical role in ensuring and maintaining Manitoba’s public safety.

As the premier leader in firefighter, paramedic and emergency services training, the Manitoba Emergency Services College (MESC) in Brandon, Manitoba is the Agency’s arm in building, training and developing confident, competent firefighters, inspectors, investigators, instructors, officers and paramedics.

The College is seeking an experienced Emergency Services Officer- Instructor for a variety of programs for the Emergency Services College, who will be responsible for the delivery, testing, evaluation, monitoring and assessment of courses in this field.

For more information click here to view the full posting!

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Applications for the 2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Funding are now open!

Up to twenty $500 project funding awards are available to help prepare your community for the dangers of wildfires in 2017. You can submit project funding applications from now through to Friday, March 21, 2017 at 23:59 MST. A panel will then review the applications and select up to 20 project award recipients.

Go to the FireSmart Canada website for more information or click here for the informational handout.

Chlorine Institute/TransCAER Training Session

The Chlorine Institute (CI), partnering with the Prairie Region TRANSCAER Committee (PRTC), CN, CP and RAC, will be hosting a FREE Chlorine training event at CN’s Chappell Yard in Saskatoon in August 2017. This is the only stop on the Chlorep tour in Western Canada this year. You can register by clicking on one of the dates in the PDF flyer (click here) or by visiting The Chlorine Institute website to register online.

SAFC MISSION & PURPOSE

The vision statement of the Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs is that the SAFC continuously strives to be the voice and leadership for the Fire Service in the province of Saskatchewan.

The mission of the Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs shall be to provide our member Fire and Emergency Service colleagues with information and education to better serve our communities; while maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards.

HEALTH & SAFETY INFORMATION

Click here to view Environment Canada’s factsheet regarding the upcoming prohibition on PFOS in AFFF fire fighting foams.

What Every Firefighter Should Know.

Fire fighters are at risk of asbestos exposure because of its frequent use in older structures and its ability to linger in the air even after a fire has been extinguished. Click here for more information.

FIRE FIGHTERS WITHOUT BORDERS CANADA

Who Are We?: A dedicated group of firefighters and civilians who work to offer a “hand up” to our brother and sister firefighters in less developed countries. All FWB Canada members volunteer their time and energy to collect equipment, educate others about our organization and deliver training when deployed in country.

Click here for more details about us and how to donate.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY

SaskPower recently developed an electrical safety video in partnership with the Canadian Electricity Association and other utilities across Canada.It describes common scenarios first responders may come across when responding to incidents involving electricity. Click here to view the video.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CANADA