Churchbridge Fire Rescue

SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1966

Welcome to the Churchbridge Fire Rescue Website

Churchbridge is located along Highway 16 in Southeastern Saskatchewan, approximately 30 Km west of the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border. 


We operate from one station located at 313 Raikes Street South with Engine 3 and Rescue 2. With our volunteer staff of 15 members, we provide fire suppression, rescue, medical first responders and public education to the residents of Churchbridge and surrounding area

 

Ready to Volunteer?

Do you want to give back to the community? Do you enjoy helping others? Why not volunteer with Churchbridge Fire Rescue?


Getting started is as easy as contacting any one of our members for more information or you can drop by any meeting night. Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm.

 

Promotions

Churchbridge Fire Rescue would like to congratulate Captain Curtis Bjarnason and Safety Officer Dustin Eskra on their recent promotion to Deputy Chief.

 

Message of Thanks

Fire Chief Kevin Eskra and Churchbridge Fire Rescue extend a heartfelt thank you to Fire Commissioner Duane McKay; Fire Chief Brian Starkell, Nipawin Fire; SVFFA President Doug Lapchuck; SAFC District 5 Representative Deputy Chief Harry Wilkins, Yorkton Fire; Firefighter Ted Putland, Yorkton Fire; and, Firefighter Mitchell Lapchuck, Balgonie Fire for their support in attending the funeral of our Firefighter Dylan Berg. Words cannot express what it meant to have the support of our Saskatchewan Fire Services brotherhood in this difficult time for our department.


We would also like to thank the numerous Fire Departments, SAFC and SVFFA members from across Saskatchewan that sent messages of condolences and offered support.

Chief Eskra would like to thank Langenburg Fire Department for covering our call area the day of the funeral allowing us to pay our respects to Dylan and his family.


Lastly, Chief Eskra would like to thank Churchbridge Fire Rescue for the support and unity that they have given each other while grieving the loss of their brother. Remember to celebrate Dylan's life and cherish the memories he has left each of you. Never to be Forgotten!


God Bless you all.


Love and Peace!

Dylan Berg 




This week we laid to rest one of our own. His sudden passing has left us heartbroken. We will cherish the great memories of Dylan so he will never be forgotten.

Rest easy brother.

Love and peace!

 

Mosaic Potash Fire Competition

Saturday April 23, Mosaic Potash in-house fire competition with be held in Churchbridge at the curling rink. The event will run from 7 am to 2 pm, rain or shine. Admission is free.

 

Fire Safety at CPS - April 11/16

Deputy Fire Chief Dustin Eskra and Firefighter Darren Arseneault accompanied the Wa Wa Shriners at the Churchbridge Public School the morning of April 11th. They assisted the Wa Wa Shriners with a presentation on burns and fire safety at home for the grade 1 - 6 classes.

 

Firefighter Arsenault explaining a firefighters turnout gear to the K-4 students.

 

Firefighter Dean Evans showing the students Engine 3

Firefighter Tanner Eskra with CPS Students

Explaining cooking safety and fire extinguisher use to Grades 8-12

Firefighters Eskra, Evans, Arsenault, Kornaga and Fire Chief Eskra with the Fire Chief of the day Nicole G. and Deputy Chief of the day Royce R.

 

Firefighter Arsenault pouring a cup of water onto a pan of burning cooking oil.

The result of pouring a cup of water on the burning pan of cooking oil.

Churchbridge Manor Presentation

 

Canadian Fallen Firefighter Memorial

On Sunday September 13th, the 12th annual Canadian Fallen Firefighter Memorial ceremony was held in Ottawa. The ceremony pays tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives while performing firefighting duties or who have died as a result of illnesses acquired while performing firefighting duties. This year, the bell rang nine times in honor of each of the firefighters who lost their lives in 2014. There are 1248 names of fallen firefighters etched on the memorial wall. 

This was a particularly important year for Saskatchewan's Fire Services as it was the honorary host of the 2015 ceremony. The delegation was represented by members of Emergency Management and Fire Safety,  Saskatchewan Association of Fire Chiefs, and the Saskatchewan Volunteer Firefighter Association.  
 
 
 
 

Did you know:


There are 5000 to 6000 volunteer firefighters in the Province of Saskatchewan

There are 127 000 volunteer firefighters in Canada

Approximately 3500 of Canada's 4000 fire departments are volunteer

80% of Canada is protected by volunteer firefighters

 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sep 7 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 21 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 5 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 19 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

Recent Calls

Motor Vehicle Collision - July 25/16

At 1:20 pm, firefighters were dispatched to a MVC 8 Km east of Churchbridge on highway 16. A car and semi unit collided resulting in the car stopping a field south of the highway. Crews used the jaws of life to extricate the driver, who was the lone occupant. The driver was then treated and transported by EMS to the hospital with minor injuries. 


Returned to service at 2:45 pm

 

Wildland Fire - May 3/16

CFR was dispatched to a wildland fire shortly after 6:00 pm, Tuesday evening. The fire began as a controlled burn of a slough but a change in the wind direction caused the fire to jump a road and the land owner lost control of the fire. The crew of 8 firefighters worked just over two hours to contain the fire to an area of brush just short of and old farm yard that contained bee hives. 


Back in Service at 8:30 pm. 



 

Wildland Fire - April 19/16

At 7:10 pm, firefighters were dispatched to a wildland fire 3 Km east of Churchbridge, along highway 16. The fire was contained to a small area between the CP rail line and a farmers field. The fire was quickly extinguished after fire crews arrived. CP Rail employees were on scene during our arrival and it is believed that the passing train had started the fire.


Returned to Service at 8:30 pm 

 

Vehicle Fire - August 6/15

At 7:00 pm, firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire approximately 15 Km north of Churchbridge. The crew of 3 arrived on scene to find a vehicle fully involved. The vehicle was extinguished but was a total loss. No one was injured in the incident.


Returned to Service at 10:20 pm

 

Structure Fire - April 2/15

Crews were dispatched to a report of a structure fire shortly after 9 am. Mutual aid from Langenburg Fire Department was requested immediately as well as a response from Langenburg EMS. While en route, dispatch informed the responding crews that the fire was extinguished by the caller. All other units were cancelled and CFR continued to the scene as a precaution. Crews found minor damage to a vehicle and the building it was in.


Returned to Service 9:40 am

 

Medical (MVC) March 10/15

CFR was dispatched at 8:18 am for a medical response to two vehicle MVC, 10 Km south of Calder. A west bound SUV was struck by a south bound semi on the passenger side. The driver of the semi was treated on scene for minor injuries by Langenburg EMS, and the driver of the SUV was extricated by Langenburg Fire Department. The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead on the scene. The scene was transferred to RCMP reconstruction and the road was close for several hours while they conducted their investigation.


Returned to Service 11:00

 

Medical (MVC) January 10/15

CFR was dispatched for a medical response to a motor vehicle collision between a car and wildife approximately 10 Km south of Wroxton on Highway 80. Crews assisted Langenburg EMS in treating two patients of the north bound vehicle. EMS transported one passenger to hospital. The vehicle sustained significant damage.


Returned to Service 9:10 pm 

 

Structure Fire - November 17/14

At 11:52 am, CFR was dispatched to a report of structure fire on Poplar Cres. Mutual aid was requested from Langenburg FD while Enroute to the scene. On arrival, crews found a detached garage fully involved. Two handlines were stretched to the structure by CFR crews and a third handline was stretched by LFD. The fire was brought under control within 40 minutes. No damage to any surrounding buildings and no injuries were reported.

Return to Service 3:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
2016 Call stats
 
Vehicle Fire
MVC
Structure Fire
Wildland Fire
Outside Fire
NonFire Emergency
Mutal Aid
Cancelled
Medical
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
3
14
Total

21

2015 Call Stats
 
Vehicle Fire
MVC
Structure Fire
Wildland Fire
Outside Fire
Non Fire Emergency
Mutal Aid
Cancelled
Medical

1
1

1

0

0

0

0

4

22

 Total

29

2014 Call Stats
 
Vehicle Fire
MVC
Structure Fire
Wildland Fire
Outside Fire
Non Fire Emergency
Mutual Aid
Cancelled
Medical
2
1
2
1
0
1
0
3
30 
 Total
40