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.
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!
PTSD/OSI Awareness Conference - Saturday, October 22nd there will be a PTSD/OSI Awareness Conference in Prince Albert. The cost is $60.00/person (pre-registered) and the pre-registration deadline is October 18th, but because of a great response, they have opened more seats up and are taking late registrations right up until the presentation starts! Click here for the information package and details on how to register!
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!
New Eastend Fire Hall Grand Opening! - On November 19th, 2016 there will be a grand opening for the new Eastend fire hall! Click here to see more information and for how to get tickets to the banquet that will follow.
Sept 2016 SVFFA Newsletter - Check out the September SVFFA newsletter for all of the latest SVFFA news!
Open Fire Chief Position in Delisle! - The Delisle and District Fire Commission is now accepting applications for the position of FIRE CHIEF - DELISLE AND DISTRICT FIRE AND RESCUE. This position will be starting on 01 January 2017. Please send your resume to Delisle and District Fire Commission, Box 188, Vanscoy, SK, S0L 3J0. For more information please contact Ron Stevens at 306.249.3168.
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.