It was a great weekend for the Estevan Fire and Rescue Department as they hosted the 2018 Fall Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighters Association Fire School. 

In addition to hosting 346 firefighters from across the province, they were also presented with a new piece of equipment which will go a long way to assisting them in grain rescues. 

"As part of the initiative from CASA which is the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association," shared Fire Chief, Dale Feser, "they were able to secure a few instructors throughout the province, myself being one of them and we attended the Master Instructor Course."

"Part of that process is they are trying to set up key instructors in certain zones throughout the province to assist fire departments in getting this training."

After taking the course, Feser was notified that the CASA was going to donate a grain tube and auger.

"This is definitely a start to providing a really good rescue tool to assist individuals when they are trapped in these types of environments."

They are currently looking for donations for tools to complete the equipment. 

Luckily there was only one call during the weekend for a small cooking fire Saturday afternoon so the firefighters were able to fully enjoy all the classes and events. Firefighters cleared the smoke and turned the scene back to the homeowners. 

"Crews got back to the Fire Station and back home quick and got showered and dressed in their dress uniforms so they could attend the banquet night."

He added that it was a big job to pull off the Fire School but it was a great success and well worth it. 

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