Dysart Volunteer Fire Department
History – The Dysart Volunteer Fire Department was reorganized in April 1976 and compromised of 12 members, three of which are still current members of the department. Over the years the members have changed but the role they play remains the same.
Present Status – The Department is currently composed of 17 members. They are supported by a pumper unit that carries 700 gallons of water and has a pumping capacity of 500 gallons of water per minute. In addition, the department has an emergency vehicle which carries the members and equipment such as SCBA’S Air bottles, first aid materials, tolls, etc… We also have a very elaborate communications system complete with a base station, mobile radios, pagers and are currently waiting for the new P25’s radios that are being implemented province wide which allow us to complete access to 911.
Responsibilities – The department provides fire prevention activities for the community through Open House and Fire Prevention Week Activities and fire protection services to the Village of Dysart and its residents. It also has a protective services agreement with the R.M. of Lipton No. 217 and a mutual agreement with the communities along Highway # 22.
Awards and Recognitions – The Department and its members have been recognized by several agencies. These include the Spirit of Volunteerism in Community Award by the Last Touch Regional Recreation Association; Fire Services Exemplary Medals from the office of the Fire Commissioners for 20 years of loyal and meritorious service to public security in Canada; Protective Services Medals from the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan recognizing 25 years of Exemplary Services for the Safety and security of citizens in the Province of Saskatchewan.
Membership – The Dysart Fire Department is a member of SVFFA – Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighters Association. Each member also carries insurance that gives 24-
Activities – To ensure that equipment can be purchased and is up to date and available, many fundraisers are hosted by the department. These include our Annual Action Day, Catering suppers with the Historical Society, and serving bars at local functions.
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Meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Fire Hall.
Dysart Fire Department
Fire Chief Gary Kayter
All Nations Healing Hospital