Governments fund improvements to Emergency Services Training Site

Parkland College will receive up to $200,000 in government funding to further develop the College’s Emergency Services Training Site at Melville. The Government of Canada announced $100,000 in funding through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund on Aug. 19. This investment will now be matched by the Government of Saskatchewan.

The funding will help cover the cost of installing an electrical and pressurized water system at the training site just east of Melville.

“This investment helps to ensure the continued success of Parkland College’s emergency services programming,” said President Dwayne Reeve. “By upgrading our training site, we are able to improve the learning experience for our students and industrial partners.”

Over the past several years, the Emergency Services Training Site has gradually expanded and been developed to better replicate real-life emergency scenarios. The site provides hundreds of hours of hands-on training every year to students enrolled in the College’s Professional Firefighting training program and to industrial firefighting brigades from all over Saskatchewan.

The federal government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund is a $2-billion initiative designed to modernize research and commercialization facilities at Canadian universities, colleges, and polytechnics. The objective is to enhance and modernize research facilities on Canadian campuses and to promote economic activity across the country.

About Parkland College:
Parkland College strives to help students in East Central Saskatchewan achieve their goals and build the foundation for successful careers. Students can choose from a wide array of educational options, including university degrees, skills training diplomas and certificates, trades training, high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development. Parkland College is a learner-centered organization and is proud to be one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for 2016.


For more information contact:
Brendan Wagner
Coordinator, Corporate & Internal Engagement
Parkland College
Phone: 306.728.6595