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New SVFFA Executive Director

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.

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Heart & Stroke FAST Signs of Stroke
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Heart & Stroke’s campaign promoting the acronym F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech and Time) is a simple way to help Canadians recognize the signs of stroke and take immediate and life-saving action by calling 911.

Since 2014, the FAST campaign has successfully improved public recognition of the signs of stroke in Canada. Beyond recognizing the symptoms, the campaign also urges people to call 911 immediately if they - or the person they are with - are showing signs of a stroke. Calling 911 triggers a provincial “stroke alert”, which allows health care providers at Saskatchewan’s designated stroke centres to prepare to treat a stroke when the patient arrives.

Thanks to the financial support from the Government of Saskatchewan, Heart & Stroke is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Saskatchewan Health Authority and other stakeholders to raise awareness across Saskatchewan.

Check out these 4 YouTube videos for more information:

***Updated SVFFA Zone Maps***

You have probably notices a change with the Zone Map. The boundaries have been updated to follow EMFS radio coverage and the SAFC zones.
This will result in a number of departments being listed in a different zone than they were in previous years. Rest assured, for those that prefer attending meetings in their previous zones there is no problem with this, just inform your zone rep.
This isn’t a change, it is a correction and update so the SAFC, EMFS, and SVFFA zones all follow the same borders.

To see the new map, click here.

Thank you ScotiaMcLeod Charitable Foundation!
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Thank you ScotiaMcLeod Charitable Foundation for your generous donation to the SVFFA which will send fire departments that are in most need of training, that cannot easily afford training, to attend one of SVFFA's semi-annual fire schools. $1,500 will be granted twice per year, and will cover all costs associated with attending the school: school registration fees, mileage to and from the school as well as lodging during the weekend. ScotiaMcLeod Charitable Foundation's generous donation will allow for this scholarship program to run for five years! 

Michael Lapchuk
2018 Fall Fire School in Estevan, SK!

****NOTE: The Pump Operations course is full and not accepting any more students.

The course list and registration package is now available for the 2018 SVFFA Fall Fire School in Estevan, SK on Oct. 26-28, 2018!

Go to the Education/Training page to download the information packages for the Fall Fire School!

2018 CVFSA Annual Conference and AGM - Slave Lake, AB

We are excited to announce the 2018 CVFSA Annual Conference and AGM will be hosted by Lesser Slave Region Fire Services in Slave Lake, AB.  This years conference dates are September  27, 28 and 29th.  The link listed below has all the conference details and registration information.  Act quickly as the conference is already 50% sold out.  We look forward to seeing you in Slave Lake in September! Conference details and registration info.