To provide for the safety of the citizens of Weyburn & District from the devastation of fire, environmental, natural and man-made emergencies, by providing them with prevention, education, suppression and rescue services.
Contact the Weyburn Fire Department at (306) 848-3240
In an emergency, always dial 911
The City of Weyburn Fire Department is a composite Fire Department comprised with both Career and Paid on call Firefighters and Officers. We proudly serve the City of Weyburn as well as a large rural area. We have numerous mutual aid agreements with surrounding Fire Departments and are also active participants in the Major Urban Disaster Agreement and the Provincial Aid Agreement as administered by the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency.
Over the past number of years, we have changed our focus from not only putting out fires, but also to preventing fires. We have become very pro-active in our fire prevention and public education activities with regular visits to all schools, pre-schools and seniors’ centres. ‘The Learn-Not-To-Burn®’ Curriculum is in use in all of our elementary schools and preschools, and our ‘Older & Wiser’ Program is utilized in our seniors’ complexes. This is all backed up by regular visits from our in-service crews, fire prevention and administrative staff.
Our Staff compliment consists of:
- 1 Career Fire Chief
- 1 Career Deputy Fire Chief
- 4 Career Firefighters
- 32 Paid on Call Firefighters
We operate out of a modern Fire Hall which we have occupied since 1999. We serve our community and response area with two Rescue Pumpers, one 30-meter Aerial Apparatus, one 11,386 litre Tanker, one Wildland Fire Apparatus and numerous Utility and Command vehicles.
Our call volume averages over 200 emergency calls for service per year and this is only increasing. Approximately 40% of these calls are actual fires, the remainder are smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, rescue, and hazardous material responses. Weyburn Fire also responds to assist emergency medical as needed and requested.
100% of our non-probationary personnel are NFPA 1001 Level 1 and 2 certified and the training and certification continues from there. The department is a strong advocate and will continue to promote the philosophy of lifelong learning for all ranks from Probationary to Chief Officer staff.
Career opportunities in the Weyburn Fire Department are few, but should a vacancy occur, the qualifications required will be listed in the career posting.
We are always accepting applications for our Paid on Call compliment, opportunities are limited as we have a low turnover of personnel; however, a simple application is all that is required to get the process started.
Rural Fire Response
The City of Weyburn has an excellent relationship with our rural partners, significantly areas of our neighbouring territory are served and protected by the City of Weyburn Fire Department by numerous fire service agreements. City of Weyburn Bylaw 2017-3364 covers these agreements and is linked for your information: Bylaw 2017-3364 – A Bylaw of the City of Weyburn to Adopt a Rural Fire and Rescue Service Policy
FIRE SYSTEM TECHNICIAN LICENSE APPLICATION
Technician License Guidelines – Schedule ‘B’ of Bylaw 2021-3424
Application for Fire Systems Technician License
Bylaw 2017-3364 – A Bylaw of the City of Weyburn to Adopt a Rural Fire & Rescue Service Policy
Bylaw 2018-3375 – A Bylaw to Regulate Fireworks & Pyrotechnics in the City of Weyburn
Bylaw 2021-3424 – A Bylaw to Provide Fire & Protection Services in the City of Weyburn
SGI Canada News
Saskatchewan Professional Firefighters Association
Saskatchewan Professional Firefighters Association Burn Fund
Saskatchewan Volunteer Firefighters Association
National Fire Prevention Association
Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency
Community Safety Net