To provide for the safety of the citizens of Weyburn & District from the devastation of fire, environmental, natural and manmade emergencies, by providing them with prevention, education, suppression and rescue services.
The Weyburn Fire Department is a composite fire department with both career and paid-on-call firefighters. We serve the City of Weyburn as well as a large rural area and have mutual agreements with surrounding fire departments to assist each other at major incidents.
Over the past ten years, we have changed our focus from one of putting out fires to that of preventing fires. We have become very pro-active in our fire prevention activities with regular visits to all schools, preschools and senior centres. The Learn-Not-To-Burn® Curriculum is in use in all elementary schools and preschools in the City and is supported by our firefighter visits. Our “Adopt-a-School” program has each career firefighter working exclusively with one of the elementary schools providing support to the teachers in class and during special events at the schools.
We operate out of a new state of the art Fire Hall which was occupied on September 15, 1999. We serve the community with an aerial fire truck, a Quint, with a 15mm Telesquirt, two pumpers, one rescue truck, two utility vehicles, two command vehicles, and a hazardous materials trailer.
Training is accomplished through local instruction by certified instructors, college programs offered by the fire colleges and some training is certified to International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) standards. Experts are brought in for specialized training courses and we operate on a train-the-trainer concept where we make most training available in house.
Career opportunities in the Weyburn Fire Department are few but we hire new members who are trained and IFSAC certified. Paid-on-call opportunities are also limited as we have a low turnover of personnel; however, a simple application to the Department is all that is required to get on the waiting list.
History of the Weyburn Fire Department
Fire Prevention Canada
Saskatchewan Professional Firefighters Association
Saskatchewan Professional Firefighters Association Burn Fund
Saskatchewan Volunteer Firefighters Association
National Fire Prevention Association
Application for Permit to Sell Family Fireworks
Contact the Weyburn Fire Department at 306.848.3240
…In an emergency, always dial 911