News and Announcements

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.

2017 SGI Fire Suppression Policy & Vehicle Extrication Rates

Effective January 1, 2017 the hourly rate for a productive call is $897. and the hourly rate for a non-productive call is $539. The increase is based on the Saskatchewan Consumer Price Index of 1.1% for 2016.

2017 SAFC Conference registration is now open!

Fire Chief Jason Everitt and his team at the Prince Albert Fire Department are proud to host the 67th Annual Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs’ Conference. This year’s conference will take place in Prince Albert, April 26th-30th 2017, inclusive. The Conference will be held at the Prince Albert Inn - 268 - 2nd Ave West and the trade show venue is the Prince Albert Armoury located 810 Exhibition Drive in Prince Albert.

Click here for more information on conference events, breakout sessions, and keynote speakers
Click here if you would like to register for the conference

** Registering will also allow you to pay your Annual SAFC Membership Fee **

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