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.
Your SVFFA President needs your help! - On September 15, 2016, the SVFFA President Doug Lapchuk will be dropped off in a remote location somewhere in Saskatchewan with the challenge to raise $50,000 for STARS! Along with a group of brave community leaders from various parts of Saskatchewan, he will be flown by STARS helicopter out into the wilderness. Doug will have nothing but his sense of adventure, sense of humour and a cell phone to reach out to his friends, family, and fellow fire fighters! He will be rescued only once the goal of $50,000 is reached and only after that goal is accomplished will your SVFFA President be returned to civilization! You can go to his personal STARS fundraising page to see his current progress and to make a donation of your own!
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.
May 2016 SVFFA Newsletter - Check out the May SVFFA Newsletter for plenty of good information, including Sask.'s newest CISM team!
2016 SVFFA Fall Fire School - Information and Registration Package Click here for the student/instructor Information and Registration Package for the 2016 Fall SVFFA Fire School in Melville, SK on 30 Sep - 02 Oct 2016!
2016 SVFFA Fall Fire School Exhibitor Registration - Click here for the Trade Show Exhibitor Registration Form for the 2016 Fall Fire School in Melville, SK on 30 Sep - 02 Oct 2016!
New classifieds posted! - There are new classifieds posted to the News & Events page from Moosomin Fire Department!
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.