Welcome to the Saskatchewan Volunteer Firefighters Association (SVFFA) Web Site. Since September 1990 the SVFFA has been proud to represent and be the responsible voice and leadership to the Volunteer Fire Fighter of Saskatchewan. The SVFFA provides a powerful voice offering Volunteer Fire Fighters the opportunity to shape the future Fire Service of Saskatchewan.
Rescue truck for sale from Hinton, Alberta - Hinton Fire Dept in Alberta is selling a 1999 Freightliner rescue truck! Check the Classifieds page for more information.
Firefighter of the Year Award - FIRE CHIEFS/OFFICERS/ADMINISTRATORS: DO YOU HAVE A FIRE FIGHTER IN YOUR RANKS WHO HAS GONE "ABOVE AND BEYOND"? DO YOU FEEL THEY DESERVE RECOGNITION AMONGST THEIR PROVINCIAL PEERS? THE
SVFFA FIRE FIGHTER OF THE YEAR AWARD will honor one outstanding individual from each of the 10 zones. The applicant must be a VOLUNTEER in good standing and have been a member for at least ONE FULL YEAR . The Department must also have
been an SVFFA member for a full calendar year.
As a leader you will need to pick the ONE candidate from your team. This may be a daunting task as you may have several who would fit the bill. But, for obvious reasons, only one can be selected (keep in mind you may nominate one of your other "All Stars" the following year provided they continue their outstanding service) You can write the application in any form you desire: formal letter, bullet point, essay style etc. ( please though, no poems). Pick your candidate for 2016, get it into your Zone or Alternate Zone Representative via mail/email/fax etc. by March 30 2017. You may also email Paul Cockell at email@example.com or Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be chosen and their Chief informed prior to the award ceremony at the Spring School in White City April 7 – 9, 2017.
This award will be for the "rank and file" members, therefore Chiefs and their Deputies/Officers will not be included in this particular program. We may in the future consider an award for the officers.
Click here for the information package!
Full-Time Fire Chief needed - The City of Melfort is looking for a Full-Time Fire Chief! For more information and for how to apply, go to City of Melfort - Employment Opportunities!
Prince Albert Fire Fighter Association Charity funds - The Prince Albert Fire Fighter Association’s Charity has some funds available to help Volunteer Departments that serve First Nation Communities in our Province. PAFFA Charity has committed to purchasing a FLIR Thermal Imaging Camera to a Volunteer Department that submits a written request to our Charity Director, and the submission needs to be in no later than 30 April 2017. If you would like more information on the requirements for the written submission, and where to send the submission, click here.
Electronic Registration is available for the Spring 2017 Fire School in White City! - The White City Fire Department has set up electronic registrations for the Spring 2017 fire school. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/whitecityfireschool/register-online to register and to download the paper forms if you wish to mail in the registrations.
1993 Volvo FE Fire Truck for sale! - Wallace District Fire Department is selling a 1993 Volvo FE Fire Truck! Check the Classifieds page for more information.
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 RAC Railway Emergency Response Courses - The Railway Association of Canada Dangerous Goods Team will be hosting two Railway Emergency Response courses in 2017 at the JIBC in Maple Ridge BC.: one on 05-09 June 2017 and one on 11-15 Sept 2017. For more information click here, for the registrations packages click here: 05-09 Jun 17 or 11-15 Sept 17. Registration will start on Wednesday, January 11th 2017 @ 1000 EST. Registrations will not be accepted before this date!
Dec 2016 SVFFA Newsletter - Check out the December SVFFA newsletter for all of the latest SVFFA news!
4500 psi Scott SCBA cylinders for sale and Surrey fire trucks - The City of Surrey is selling surplus trucks andPAFD is selling 11 4500 psi Scott SCBA cylinders again. Go to the Classifieds page to see them!
Justin Charron's 22for22 CISM/CISD fundraising! - Justin Charron is doing 22 pushups for 22 days and looking to raise money for CISM! Donate to CISM by sponsoring Justin at his Facebook Page!
Beyond Helmets and Hoses - On Feb. 4th and 5th, 2017, the Prince Albert Fire Department and the Waskesiu Fire Department will be hosting a "Beyond Helmets and Hoses" course offered by the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) and the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC)! This course provides an introduction to the managing of a small volunteer or combination fire department. It offers an interactive-educational experience that is geared to current and future fire officials. Designed and delivered by chief fire officers from across Canada, the course is packed with practical hands-on fire department examples of:
- how to provide leadership
- how to recruit volunteer firefighters
- how to retain volunteer firefighters
- how to run successful training programs, and
- how to build community support
Click here for the information letter about the course and click here for the poster. If you are bringing your spouse or children along, click here for events happening in the National Park that weekend!
2017 SVFFA Spring Fire School - Informational Website is up! The White City Fire Department has the website for the 2017 SVFFA Spring Fire School up and running! Click here to access the site. The registration package will follow soon in this space!
CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award nominations now open - The Canadian Volunteer Fire Services Association’s “CVFSA Lifetime Achievement Award”©, in partnership with Duracell Canada Inc.
and their partners, annually honours an individual whose remarkable achievements in the fire service and community exemplifies outstanding performance. To be considered for the award, nominees must have been a
volunteer firefighter or volunteer-on-call firefighter for at least twenty (20) years.
Click here for the information package.
Click here for the nomination form.
Royal Canadian Mint National Heroes Collector Set - The Royal Canadian Mint is proudly honouring Canada’s national heroes with a new silver collector coin series. The series features firefighters, paramedics, police and the military, all of which face danger in the line of duty yet remain steadfast in their commitment and dedication to helping others. Click here to purchase the whole collector set. In conjunction with this coin series, the Mint is donating $10,000 to the Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal (Fort McMurray) as well as $5 from the sale of every “Firefighters” coin, which is the first coin in the series.
Ecuador fire departments looking for assistance - The SVFFA recently received an email from Brian Wilson with Moose Jaw Fire Department:
"As some of you know, I've been a volunteer Disaster Response Team Leader for a small organization for about the last 6 years. I've been deployed on international disaster response deployments to Haiti, Philippines, Nepal and most recently Ecuador. Through the organization I volunteer with (Humanity First), I was approached today by two small fire departments in Ecuador that were impacted by the earthquake last month. Their stations collapsed in the earthquake, and the fire fighters are doing their best to make do and still provide this much needed service to their communities."
The organization will be providing transportation and logistics, while the fire departments are looking for some pretty basic stuff: Tents for living quarters; Kitchen supplies / cook stoves; Toilets; Water tanks for personal use; Fire fighting supplies;
Huge thank you to Mosaic! - The SVFFA has to give a huge thank you to Mosaic for their donation of a Hahn fire engine! You will be able to see this truck in person at the 2016 SVFFA Spring Fire
School this weekend (08-10 April 2016).
SGI 2016 Fire Suppression & Vehicle Extrication rates
- Hourly Rate for Productive Call - $887.00
- Hourly Rate for Unproductive Call - $533.00
Jan 2016 SVFFA Newsletter - Click here for the January 2016 newsletter!
SVFFA 25th Anniversary Mugs - Mike Kwasnica and the Humboldt Fire Department has a number of SVFFA 25th Anniversary mugs still available. Go to the Classifieds page for more info!
Fundraising Possibility - The Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation (SSTC) is leading the clean-up of private scrap tire stockpiles in the province. In many rural municipalities, non-profit or service groups are recruited to assist, and sometimes lead, the clean-up and are provided with compensation for their efforts. Go to the News and Events page for more information. They have a new map showing which RMs they are operating in this year, go to the News & Events page to find the link to the map.
Updated Bylaws Posted - The newest version of the SVFFA bylaws (modified in 2008) have been added to the Membership page.
Hug-a-Bears for Children in Traumatic Situations - For many years, the SaskTel Pioneers have used a simple pattern to sew a little comfort in to the shape of a bear. Pioneers sew and
distribute Hug-a-Bears for children in times of trauma. They work with community agencies, such as police departments, ambulance services and volunteer fire departments, so that a Hug-a-Bear is always
available to give to a frightened child facing a traumatic situation. Sometimes just one is needed, where other times large shipments are sent to areas struck by a of disaster. The cost for the bears is free.
For more information about the SaskTel Pioneers or to order bears call 1-866-944-4442 or email SaskTel.email@example.com.