More than fighting fires
Regina Fire & Protective Services has been an integral part of Regina and area since 1882. In the early days all that was expected of the fire brigade was to fight fires. Today, we have expanded our services to include:
- Emergency Dispatch Centre: The Dispatch Centre is the communications core for all fire incidents. It is responsible for receiving and dispatch of emergency information, communication link to emergency scenes and maintenance of fire communications equipment. Four full-time dispatchers are supported by a pool of 16 Firefighter Dispatchers who are required to maintain dispatch skills.
- Public Education: Regina Fire & Protective Services delivers a Fire Safety Education Program to help residents understand that they have the ability to prevent fires.
- Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and Naloxone Kits: Regina Fire & Protective Services, in cooperation with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, maintains Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and Naloxone Kits on all of the Fire & Protective Services’ 13 front-line fire trucks.
- Emergency Medical: Fire & Protective Services responds to emergencies involving life-threatening injuries and victims who are not breathing and unconscious. Firefighters are trained as Level 1 First Responders.
- Hazardous Materials Response Team: This team responds to hazardous material emergencies.
- Jaws of Life: The Jaws of Life program involves the rescue of accident victims primarily from their vehicles.
- Water & Ice Rescue: This rescue team is trained in surface water and ice rescue.
- Technical Rescue Team: This team is trained in general rescue techniques and rope rescue.
- Inspection Program
Regina Fire & Protective Services' diversification of services is maintained by a fleet of 18 front line apparatus that includes pumper, rescue and ladder trucks. Firefighters who are primarily assigned to apparatus for fire suppression services also staff the rescue units as required.