SPSA set to renew fleet of land based airtankers

SPSA set to renew fleet of land based airtankers

Apr 24, 2024 | 8:26am
The province and the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency provided a sneak peek at the type of land-based tanker aircraft coming to their fleet in the coming years. At an event at the Regina airport, details were released on four re-purposed land-based airtanker aircraft that will start joining the fleet in 2025 through the end of […]
SPSA prepares for early and active fire season

SPSA prepares for early and active fire season

Apr 8, 2024 | 2:02pm
Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency provided their update Monday on their spring and summer operational outlook, and the indication is an earlier than usual wildfire season is anticipated. “it’s of no surprise that Saskatchewan received below average precipitation this past winter,” said SPSA President Marlo Pritchard as he provided the risk outlook. He said that at this […]
Boil Water Advisory for Maple Creek Ended

Boil Water Advisory for Maple Creek Ended

Nov 28, 2023 | 3:12pm
The Town of Maple Creek says a water main break caused a depressurization of its water distribution system, raising concerns about the quality of the drinking water. The issue was isolated and is under repair. The town says in an email that the Water Security Agency issued the advisory, which is to be in place until the repair […]

Cooler Weather May Help Fire Situation

May 23, 2023 | 12:32pm

The long weekend may be over, but the SPSA is reminding everyone to follow fire bans, and take extra care to prevent more wildfires in Saskatchewan. In its update on the fire situation today (Tuesday), the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency talked about the “Shaw” fire burning near Buffalo Narrows.  Marlo Pritchard says there was some […]

Wildfire forces evacuation of northern Saskatchewan village

May 16, 2023 | 5:09am

A wildfire near the northern Saskatchewan community of Buffalo Narrows has forced the village to issue a state of emergency. Mayor Sandy Ericson said Monday that many residents evacuated the community because the smoke is affecting their health. She said the loss of electricity has also made it difficult for people trying to stay cool. […]

Evacuation Order Lifted for SK First Nations Threatened by Wildfires

May 8, 2023 | 9:53am

In a glimmer of hope for residents of La Loche and Saulteaux First Nation, the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency has announced that evacuation orders have been lifted, as fires that had previously forced them out are now contained. While 15 fires still rage across the province, 10 have been contained, and fire bans remain in […]

Dry Conditions Continue in Saskatchewan

May 5, 2023 | 1:28pm

Since the start of May there has been 190 grass fires in Saskatchewan.  That should give you an idea of just how dry things are out there, and the dry warm weather will continue through this weekend. The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency has given an update on the fires currently burning in Saskatchewan.  The biggest […]

Provincial Firefighters receiving advanced training in vehicle extractions

Apr 1, 2023 | 11:56am

SGI and the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) have partnered up to create a first-of-its-kind Transportation Rescue Extrication (T-REX) Program. SGI is funding 5.6 million dollars into the program and the SPSA is administering it. “Volunteer firefighters are often first on the scene of collisions in rural Saskatchewan, so it’s vital they have the training […]

Province-wide fire ban lifted in Saskatchewan

Jul 19, 2021 | 11:37am

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is lifting the provincial fire ban, put in place since July 2nd. The ban has applied to all Crown lands, provincial parks and the Northern Administration District. The ban is being lifted due to recent rainfall and cooler weather. Some municipalities continue to experience a high fire risk and may […]