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Fire Department Mental Health Responders to Assist Colleagues Following Bus Crash

For immediate release: April 9, 2018 - 7:59am
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The Saskatoon Fire Department has offered to assist first responders affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash yesterday with support from our Critical Incident Stress Management Team. 
 
"This is such a tragic accident that has impacted us at home and far abroad," says Fire Chief Morgan Hackl.  
 
"We are very fortunate to have a well-trained team such as this. Our professional firefighters union has been instrumental in building this specialized unit for the wellness of our staff and community in times of need."
 
The Fire Department is today sending three staff to Tisdale to help facilitate a debrief and defusing exercise for Tisdale emergency responders.  
 
Sunday, three staff will assist in Zenon Park and Nipawin for the emergency responders in those communities.  
 
The Saskatoon Fire Department response is part of a larger collaboration with the provincial agency Emergency Management and Fire Services  and with the Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs.