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Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency accepting applications for auto ex. program

By CFF Staff   

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Dec. 27, 2022, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) is now accepting applications from Saskatchewan fire departments for the Transportation Rescue Extrication (TREX) Program, which provides auto extraction training and equipment. The TREX Program is supported by one-time funding of $5.6 million from SGI and administered by the SPSA.

The first of its kind in Canada, the TREX Program was developed in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighters Association (SVFFA), the Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs (SAFC) and the Provincial Training Standards Committee.

The program’s objectives are to enhance capacity for fire departments to respond to motor vehicle collisions through the provision of funded training and equipment, ensure participating fire departments can maintain their response levels by having set program criteria and provide the SPSA and SGI with the ability to measure program success for a minimum of five years once each participating community enters the maintenance phase of the program.

The SPSA will facilitate mass training events for fire departments who do not have the capacity to hold their own training as required by the TREX Program guidelines and vendors.

The first mass training event will be held in Regina from March 31 to April 2, 2023. More information about how fire departments can participate in training events will be released in late January.

Program funds will be prioritized using the information provided through the application process by the fire department and the historical data provided by SGI and Sask911.

Applications will remain open until all funds have been disbursed.


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