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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 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 Fire Chief / Director of Protective Services brings strategic and operational leadership to ensure that the Fire Department consistently meets high standards in quality, service, costefficiency 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!

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, costefficiency 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

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

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 the 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.

The Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) is an in-dependent, non-profit organization with a voluntary membership. Founded in 1909, CAFC was incorporated in 1965 under the Canadian Corporations Act with its head office in Ottawa, Canada.

The CAFC is the national public service association dedicated to reducing the loss of life and property from fire, and advancing the science and technology of the Fire and Emergency Service in Canada. The Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs (SAFC) supports the initiatives of the CAFC.