The province is adding more responsibilities and expanding the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA).
The Wildfire Management Branch, currently from the Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Government Relation’s emergency management and fire safety responsibilities will
become a part of the SPSA. The transition will start this year.
“Becoming part of the SPSA will allow for greater internal co-ordination and co-operation, while providing a more streamlined provincial response when emergencies strike,” Government Relations minister Warren Kaeding said in a news release.
“Ultimately this will lead to better service for the people of Saskatchewan,” he said.
The transition is not expected to impact emergency services in the upcoming spring flood or wildfire seasons.
The SPSA is a Treasure Board Crown created in 2017. It’s responsible for managing Saskatchewan’s 911 emergency dispatch services.
Head offices will remain in Regina with additional offices, dispatch and wildfire centres located around the province, including in Saskatoon and Prince Albert.