Fire & Emergency
The Fire Department offers fire suppression services and more. We also provide fire safety inspections, emergency preparedness training, and community outreach.
Saskatoon was founded as a Temperance Colony in 1882. As Saskatoon grew through the first three decades it went from reservoirs, buckets and horses to its first piece of motorized apparatus in a unionized professional department in 1909.
Should an emergency situation arise in our city, be it severe weather, a dangerous goods spill, a pandemic, or an airline crash, a range of agencies must pull together to provide a coordinated response.
After completing an efficiency review of its operations and community meetings, the Saskatoon Fire Department has developed a new service model that will make strides in providing a four-minute traveling response time to all areas in the City of Saskatoon.
The Saskatoon Fire Department provides fire prevention inspections and post-fire investigations. Find out more about what to do to prevent fires, and what to do in the aftermath of a fire.
Unusual, or large, emergencies caused by extreme weather or man-made events can happen at any time. Now, when an impending or escalating emergency happens, whether it be city-wide or area specific, Saskatoon is ready to respond.
We offer many annual special events, public education services, emergency preparedness training and community programs. Find out more!
Employment with Saskatoon Fire Department offers a challenging and rewarding career to candidates who successfully complete the stringent recruitment process.
Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) is the municipal police service in Saskatoon. It holds both municipal and provincial jurisdiction. Police Chief Clive Weighill is the head of the service. The SPS operates in partnership and cooperation with the Corman Park Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.