Resolutions

Critical Incident Stress Management for Saskatchewan Firefighters

Year: 2018

Resolution

Whereas the Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighter's Association believes strongly in the importance of mental health as it applies to the fire service; and

Whereas the Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighter's Association has already started a Critical Incident Stress Management initiative with support from the Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs and the Emergency Management and Fire Safety branch of the provincial Ministry of Government Relations; and

Whereas all the people in this province are at one time or another protected by fire and rescue services including: volunteer, paid-on-call, and/or paid career fire departments, be it in their residence or when travelling around this great province; and

Whereas the fire service has no consistent immediate access to the help that is needed to make sure they have access to mental health support especially critical incident stress management; and

Whereas further counselling may be needed to make sure that our fire and rescue services providers can continue to contribute and serve this province after experiencing a traumatic event; and

Whereas the Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighter's Association believes that the needs should be met by the communities as a whole in Saskatchewan;

Therefore be it resolved that the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities assess a one-time per capita levy of $0.50 for all the residents in their member municipalities; and

Be it further resolved that these funds collected be placed in trust with the Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighter's Association, with account oversight from the Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs.

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