Meet your new Executive Director!
Michelle Williamson has been a member of Qu’Appelle Fire and Rescue since 2006. Michelle grew up in Qu’Appelle and joined the department when she moved back after attending SIAST in Moose Jaw. However, Michelle has been around fire service for more than her 13 years on the department. Her father, Ron Heisler, joined in 1988 and has been Fire Chief since 2002. Michelle is currently the Treasurer for QFD and a Medical First Responder for the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. Michelle also sits on the board of the Qu’Appelle Regional Fire Training Center, QFD’s passion project.
Michelle has attended fire schools and is trained in Fire Inspections, Wildfires and Firefighter Level 1000 with the SVFFA.
Michelle says that what she really loves about being a volunteer fire fighter and medical first responder is “brotherhood” of her department. It goes beyond emergency response. She says “That is a great group of people that you can call on for any kind of help”. Michelle refers to Deputy Chief Kyle Rogers as her little brother, since his time as a junior member, and all members as family.
Michelle lives in Qu’Appelle with her boyfriend and many pets. She has a passion for Mini Coopers and old houses. Her favourite Mini, she has eight, is her 71 Mulberry Austin Mini, affectionately named Boop.