The Kindersley Fire Brigade has a leadership team with 1 Chief, 2 Deputy Chiefs, and various other Officers. With a current roster of 30 members, we proudly provide fire, medical assists, vehicle extrication, and other specialty services to the Town of Kindersley, RM of Kindersley (RM 290), and other various communities, totaling a first response area of over 5500sq/Km. With a commitment to training, fire prevention, and emergency response, we are able to aid our community in times of need, and protect their lives and property.
There is a long standing saying around the Kindersley Fire Brigade, “Modern day firefighters fight fires through training and education”. We aim to prevent incidents before they happen, and teach our community how to safely respond to an incident once it’s started. Planning emergency responses to large complex buildings, and making in-home fire escape plans are both equally important to help us protect the lives, and property of our community. Ensuring smoke alarms work, keeping doors closed in the event of a fire, teaching people the information that is needed in the event of a disaster, educating businesses on building codes, and making sure workplaces comply with rules/regulations that are in place, are all key components to everyone’s safety.
The members of the Brigade come from all walks of life. They are grandparents, parents, single parents, sons and daughters. We have business owners, IT people, trades workers, barbers, welders, heavy equipment operators, truck drivers, retail workers, and oilfield workers. Being a full time on call Fire Department means our regular employment and families are very understanding. With an average of 1 call every 3 days plus regular training, maintenance, and public education events, our members accumulate anywhere from 400-800 hours per year of time.
The RM 290 and Town of Kindersley provide automatic aid to all of our neighboring communities, some of which we are the Primary Fire Protection for. We have a great working relationship with all of the surrounding fire departments, and regularly assist/get assistance from them for emergencies, public education, and training.
I have the distinct privilege of being the Public Education Officer. Being able to see a child’s eyes light up as their fear disappears, and they become comfortable with a firefighter and our gear, or walking into a senior’s complex watching them laugh as they listen and partake in the learning moments- those are the moments I love the most as a firefighter.