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.

Firefighters 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

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Director Liaison of Government Relations Executive Board Member

The SAFC Board of Directors is currently taking applications for the new Director of Government Relations position within the SAFC board of directors. This position will act as the liaison between the Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs and the Public Safety Department with the Government of Saskatchewan.
The Director of Government Relations is open to all Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chief members. Applicants must hold a current 2019 membership with the association. This position will be ex-officio and report directly to the executive committee.

This posting will close on 15 Nov 2019, click here for more information and how to apply!

The City of Melfort is looking for a Fire Chief!

The Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services brings strategic and operational leadership to ensure that the Fire Department consistently meets high standards in quality, service, cost-efficiency, and responsiveness. The Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services is a key member of the municipality’s management team, providing information, advice and insight to Council to inform strategic directions and to ensure accountable service delivery on behalf of taxpayers.

This posting will close on 15 Nov 2019, and the position will commence on 15 Dec 2019. Click here for more information and how to apply!

SAVE THE DATE! SAFC 70th Annual Conference

SAVE THE DATE

Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs 70th Annual Conference and Trade Show

May 6-10th, 2020 Saskatoon, SK

More details coming soon…..you won’t want to miss this one

SGI Agrees to Single Rate for Vehicle Extrication/Fire Suppression

This letter below was from Estevan Fire Chief Dale Feser from a meeting with SGI:

Hi Everyone,

I would to provide you three with a debriefing as to the outcome of the SGI meeting held in Regina this past Monday in regards to the SGI Municipal Fire Services Compensation for Motor Vehicle Collision Responses.

Those in attendance heard SGI’s response to the Dillon Consulting report post SUMA conference and directive given by the minister of relation to the report.

SGI has agreed to consolidation of the productive and non-productive call criteria which means that all work being done on/at an emergency scene as a result of a motor vehicle collision will be considered productive and paid at the current productive rate of $913.00/Hr, prorated after the first hour in 15 minutes increments.

After voicing this to the attendees, I took the liberty to again read the SAFC’s official response letter to the report in its entirety to argue for a non-productive rate to be still applicable and payable at half the current productive rate (CPI included) when fire incident command has made the decision to stand down any further response so that wages of responding firefighters would be at least covered in that aspect to avoid any further financial burden of the municipalities.

All in attendance agreed to this, however SGI requested further assistance from the SAFC and the SVFFA in determining proper language reflecting this for their new policy.

I agreed to offer assistance in this on behalf of the SAFC as the SVFFA also offered their help in this matter on a consultation basis to SUMA and SARM as they will have the final say in the wording.

SUMA and SARM were both very grateful that we would help them out in this area.

Thanks to the hard work of SAFC, SVFFA, SUMA, SARM, and others the new SGI rate for motor vehicle collision response will be $913.00/hr, effective 01 March 2018.