The Humboldt Fire Department (HFD) is committed to serving the community through excellence in fire prevention, education, community protection as well as safety programs and services.
Under the direction of Fire Chief Mike Kwasnica and Deputy Fire Chief Darrell Wickenhauser, a volunteer force of over 25 members proudly protect Humboldt's residents.
HFD's primary services include:
- Delivering emergency fire services;
- Enforcing building bylaws and safety codes through inspections, training and education to individuals as well as businesses;
- Promoting fire prevention and safety education programs; and
- Supporting emergency and disaster management planning, preparedness and response.
When required, the HFD also assists with STARS Air Ambulance Services for Humboldt and area.
Fire Prevention Week - October 8-14, 2017
Winter Fire Safety Tips
According to Fire Prevention Canada, winter is the worst season for residential fires. To minimize your risk, here are some tips:
- Keep clear at least one metre of space around all space heaters; and turn them off when not in the room.
- Regular maintenance of all heating systems, including furnaces, by licensed technicians.
- Keep a working fire extinguisher in or within reach of the kitchen, and know how to use it.
- If you have a frozen pipe, keep the faucet open and apply heat to the frozen section using an electric hair dryer, or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water.
For more safety tips, visit the Canada Safety Council website.
Interested in Becoming a Fire Volunteer?
The HFD is always looking for new members to help make a difference.
If you would like to become part of Humboldt's volunteer firefighting team, please review the following information carefully:
- Volunteers must be full time residents of Humboldt and have a valid driver's license and a vehicle.
- Volunteers are required to attend mandatory training sessions and attend fire calls as needed and/or when scheduled as "on duty."
- Volunteers are expected to participate in community awareness programs and services to help promote fire safety to the Humboldt area.
Becoming a fire volunteer is a big responsibility. You will be actively participating in ongoing training which is challenging... both mentally and physically. The benefits of being a fire volunteer mean that you will improve your skills in emergency response, gain invaluable teamwork experience, enjoy the social benefits of such an organization as well as derive great personal satisfaction in helping to protect and save both lives and property in our community.
Interested applicants must fill out and submit the following forms or contact the HFD at (306) 682-2525 ext. 324 for more information.