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Parkland College & Saskatchewan Safety Council Sign Training Partnership Agreement

May 4th, 2022

Parkland College and the Saskatchewan Safety Council have signed a partnership agreement to work together in providing industrial firefighter training to meet the needs of emergency response teams at industrial worksites throughout the province.

With the anticipated increase in industrial activity in the province, the need for this specialized training will only grow. This partnership allows a three-prong education approach for all industrial emergency responders that includes quality training, regular practice, and recognized certification.

Having had Fire Control Schools dating back to 1980, the Council has a long history of working with partners on the development and delivery of fire-related training in the province. For close to 15 years, Parkland College has been delivering NFPA Professional Firefighter Qualifications and Industrial Firefighter training.

Pictured above, Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh, President & CEO of Parkland College, and Robert Weitzel, Director of Development of Saskatchewan Safety Council.

“Parkland is excited to partner with the Saskatchewan Safety Council to deliver high quality industrial safety training built on the strengths of each organization,” said Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh, President and CEO of Parkland College. “As a college dedicated to meeting the training needs of Saskatchewan, this agreement strengthens employer access to the relevant, credentialed and timely training they need to
operate safely.”

Robert Weitzel, Director of Development for Saskatchewan Safety Council stated, “our belief in building strong relationships and working together in concert with businesses and the community is fundamental to the Council’s leadership in the creation of a province of safety excellence.”

“The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency supports partnerships such as this that contribute to the goal of increasing emergency response capacity within the province,” says Marlo Pritchard, President and Fire Commissioner, Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency. “The partnership between these two community organizations will undoubtedly enhance safety across the province.”

About Parkland College:
Parkland College provides high quality, learner-centred education and training as a f oundation for lifelong success. The college offers a superior learning and campus experience with locations in Yorkton, Melville, Fort Qu’Appelle, Esterhazy, Canora and Kamsack.

About Saskatchewan Safety Council:
Since 1955, the Saskatchewan Safety Council, a non-profit registered charity, has been dedicated to the prevention of injury in Saskatchewan…at home, at play, and at work.
Funded through donations, membership contributions, sponsorships, grants, and the distribution of safety programs and materials, the revenues generated by the Safety Council are invested within the province of Saskatchewan to further promote safety.

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