A number of agencies work hard to ensure Martensville is a safe and healthy place to live:

Martensville Fire Department

Martensville Fire Department provides fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to those living in the City of Martensville and surrounding areas.

Our mission is to serve the area with the highest level of life and property protection. We do this through interacting with our community, providing compassionate service, and creating an environment that encourages innovation, professionalism and diversity.

Emergency dispatchers answer 911 calls and assist you while dispatching the Martensville Fire Department. 

The Department consists of highly trained and dedicated paid, on-call first responders and emergency medical technicians, who attend and provide medical assistance and treatment until an ambulance arrives.  

Fire Fighters are trained to First Responder, EMR, EMT, PCP or Paramedic level, and are trained to Provincial Standard 1001 through the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

Training takes place weekly with additional live training exercises occurring throughout the year such as:

  • Vehicle extrication
  • Live fire scenarios
  • Water rescue
  • Technical rope rescue
  • Confined space rescue  
Our Department has three Engines, one of which is equipped with CAFS (compressed air foam system). Our rescue pumper is equipped with vehicle extrication equipment.  The Department also has an 85-foot Aerial Snorkel truck.    
 
For grass fires, we have two Rapid Response 4x4s, one with a 400-gallon water tank and the other a 250-gallon tank are used to battle grass fires. Currently, a 1,500-gallon water tanker is used for a portable water supply.    
 
The Department's Medical Rescue Unit is equipped with rescue tools and carries an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) along with other medical supplies.
 

Regulations for Fires Within City Limits

Our Fire Prevention Bylaw outlines rules regarding open-air fires within City limits and provides information on safe barbecuing practices. Remember, you may need a permit to have an open-air fire during a community event.

Community Involvement

Each October during Fire Prevention Week, the Department partners with the Province to share important fire safety messages. We host an Open House and provide other educational, family-oriented activities so that residents learn more about fires and fire prevention.  

Our members are also actively involved in the community, and attend events including:

  • Annual Pancake Breakfast to welcome new elementary school students
  • Annual Fire Prevention Week BBQ and open house tours
  • Blood Donor Clinics
  • Buster Days Pancake Breakfast
  • Inspections and assistance with planning for fire emergencies
  • Sponsorship of the Martensville Scouting Association
  • School education in the areas of Fire Prevention and Safety
  • Spring Festival educational displays at one of our elementary schools
  • Annual Bicycle Helmet Safety Program
  • Annual Christmas Hamper Program

Sparky’s Corner – Safety Tips

Winter Home Fire Safety 

The winter months traditionally see more fires in homes related to heating equipment and appliances. Here are some home fire safety tips to follow during the winter months:

  1. Pay close attention to potential fire hazards related to the use of fuel-burning appliances, space heaters and even block heaters in their vehicles.

  2. Treat block heaters like any other piece of electrical equipment.

  3. Ensure cords and connections are in good repair and never overload circuits.

  4. Keep intake and exhaust vents for furnaces and heating appliances free of ice and snow accumulations to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide build-up.

  5. Install carbon monoxide alarms in addition to smoke and fire alarms in your house. 

  6. Keep space heaters at least 1 metre (3 feet) away from anything that can burn, including curtains, upholstery and clothing. 

  7. Replace worn or damaged electrical wire and connections on vehicles and extension cords, and use the proper gauge extension cord for vehicle block heaters. A smaller number like a 10 gauge wire is thicker and will carry more load than a 12 or 14 gauges – thicker is better!

  8. Ensure vehicles are not left running inside any garage or building.

  9. If you use a fireplace or wood-stove please burn dry, well-seasoned wood to reduce the risk of excessive creosote build-up in chimneys.

  10. Consider using approved timers for vehicle block heaters rather than leaving heaters on all night. With a good block heater, 2 to 3 hours is sufficient to warm an engine in cold weather.

Emergency Measures Organization

Our EMO works to ensure the City of Martensville is prepared and can respond promptly and effectively to hazards, disasters and emergencies. The EMO also serves citizens by providing information on potential hazards, disasters or emergencies and how to prepare for them.   

Five Aims of the EMO:    

  • Prevention - Prevent an emergency from happening in the first place.
  • Mitigation – Reduce the impact of an emergency.
  • Preparedness – Ensure emergency plans in place before an emergency, practise the emergency plans, educate the public and ensure people are notified in the event of an emergency.
  • Response – Ensure any response to an emergency is coordinated, controlled and effective.
  • Recovery – Help both individuals and the community work toward returning everyone to a state of normalcy following the emergency. 

In the event of an emergency, the EMO uses the City of Martensville's notifynow system to send important messages to residents regarding the situation and any actions that need to be taken. Citizens are encouraged to sign up for notifynow.

Are you Prepared?

In the event of an emergency, individuals should have emergency supplies to last 72 hours. This will allow rescue workers to help those in urgent need first. 

Three steps to getting prepared: 

1. Know the Risks

In the City of Martensville, we need to be prepared for both natural and man-made emergencies including:

  • Floods 
  • Severe Storms
  • Tornadoes 
  • Wildfires
  • Pandemic Influenza 
  • Train Derailments
  • Dangerous Goods Releases 
  • Power Outages

2. Make a Plan 

Putting together your emergency plan does not have to be a difficult task. The Government of Canada has more information on how to prepare for an emergency

  1. Identify escape routes from your home and your neighborhood. 

  2. Establish meeting places near your home and outside of your neighborhood. 

  3. If you have children, you need to designate at least one other person who can pick your children up from school or daycare. 

  4. Write down your health information (medical conditions, allergies, etc), a list of medications and medical equipment you require, and identify a location for your emergency kit. 

  5. If you have pets, you need to decide where they will go during an emergency. 

  6. Write down instructions for risks that are specific to your region. 

  7. Write down emergency contact information. 

  8. Write down locations of your emergency kit, fire extinguisher, water valve (include shut off instructions), electrical box, gas valve (include shut off instructions) and floor drain.

3. Prepare an Emergency Kit

Your emergency kit should have enough basic supplies to allow you to cope on your own for 72 hours without power or tap water. 

When you look around your house, you likely have all that you need, so don’t think it is important to put together an actual “emergency kit”. But is everything easy to find? If you need to leave your home in a hurry, are all of your supplies together in one space and easy to take with you? 

You can either purchase a commercial emergency kit or you can build your own.

Basic Emergency Kit Items: 

  • Water – 2 litres of water per person per day 
  • Food – canned food, dried foods, protein bars 
  • Manual can opener – if you include canned food in your kit 
  • Flashlight – wind up or battery operated 
  • Radio – wind up or battery operated 
  • Extra batteries – if you chose battery operated flashlight and/or radio 
  • First aid kit 
  • Extra keys for your house and vehicle(s) 
  • Cash – small bills ($5 and $10) 
  • Emergency Plan 
  • Special items – medications, infant formula, medical equipment, food and water for pets, etc

Recommended Additional Items (for each person) 

  • Extra water for cooking and cleaning 
  • Water purifying tablets 
  • Candles and matches 
  • Change of clothing/shoes 
  • Sleeping bag or blanket 
  • Toiletries 
  • Hand Sanitizer 
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Utensils 
  • Garbage bags 
  • Basic tools 
  • Small fuel-operated stove and fuel 
  • Whistle 
  • Duct Tape

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Police Services for Martensville are provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police through the Global Policing Agreement with the Province of Saskatchewan.  

Martensville RCMP Detachment
515 Centennial Dr.
Martensville, SK
S0K 2T0
(306) 975-1610

Office Hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.)

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