"Service with Pride"

Mission Statement

"The Three Lakes Fire Department is a voluntary based fire department dedicated to serving the residents of the R.M. of Three Lakes (400); and the villages of St. Benedict, Middle Lake, and Pilger with timely and professional service in the emergency response field."

Next Practise:

April 24, 2007 / 7:30pm @ Fire Hall

Course: Fire Behaviour

 

Services and Training

The Three Lakes Fire Department has adopted and implemented a strategy to quickly identify childrens bedrooms in an emergency. Operation Red Ball encourages parents to obtain and place an Operation Red Ball sticker on the bedroom of every child in their household (if there is more than one child in a one bedroom please place the appropriate amount of stickers on the window). The stickers are highly visible and easily recognizable by emergency personell. Please contact us at info@threelakesfiredepartment.ca, or ask a Three Lakes Fire Fighter if you require one or more of these stickers.

The Three Lakes Fire Department continuosly attends fire seminars and training courses. These courses are the same courses that full-time, paid fire fighters are taught. These courses are created by the NFPA and certifiable by the Saskatchewan Office of the Fire Commisioner. Their are 13 courses in the NFPA 1001 program Level 1. After succesfully completing all 13 courses the fire fighter will be certified as a Level 1 Fire Fighter. In addition to this all of the Three Lakes Fire Fighters possess their Red Cross First Aid and C.P.R C certificates.

The Fire Fighters of the Three Lakes Fire Department are not paid for their time during training and practise sessions. The courses are paid for by the Three Lakes Fire Organization, but the fire fighters have elected to forgo payment for their time, so more funds could be used to purchase equipment.

The Three Lakes Fire Department holds practise sessions twice a month, during the months of March, April, May, June, September, October and November, once per month during the months of December, January, February and only special practise sessions (such as live burns) as nessecary during the summer months of July, and August. The Friends of the Three Lakes Fire Department meet on the first monday of every month (or more if necessary). And a general meeting with the members of the Three Lakes Fire Organization once every year (or more if necessary). The Three Lakes Fire Fighters have the opportunity to attend the S.V.F.F.A (Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighters Association) training symposiums twice a year if they wish, as well as attend at least two or three other courses a year.

Yearly First Aid/C.P.R Re-certification