Kenaston Rural Fire District is in need of additional volunteers.
At the present time there is a need for additional daytime members to maintain sufficient firefighting capabilities. We can use both male and female fire fighters. In addition to fire fighting operation, the department also serves as the landing team for the STARS Air Ambulance and as a rescue team at motor vehicle collisions within the district. The level of involvement as a volunteer is up to each fire department member. Some members choose to respond only to fires and others respond to fires as well as rescue incidents. The department meets each Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Fire Hall. To join with the Fire Department, come to one of the meetings or contact one of the officers.
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In a crisis who do we call - 911 of course. This call goes to the MD Dispatch Centre in Saskatoon, who then call the Davidson Ambulance and the Kenaston First Responders. Our community team on duty, because of their close proximity are usually the first to arrive at the scene.
Team Leader Ken Remmen heads a crew of volunteers who include: Jeff Austman, Idelle Westman and Doug Taylor. It is not simply a matter of volunteering. First a rigorous set of courses are required including CPR training, Assessments, Oxygen Therapy and Spinal Immobilization. A critical part of the training is the assessment. When first arriving at the scene it is critical that the First Responder can assess the situation and make the appropriate decisions. It could be a matter of life or death. The group meets monthly to practice.