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KFD Members Undertake Certifications

Hello, Cody Phinney back for another update from the Kindersley Fire Brigade.

The last weekend of May saw members from the KFD as well as from Yorkton and Regina undertake their 1001 Level 1 and Level 2 Professional Fire Fighter certifications, as well as members undertaking 1072 Hazardous Materials Operations and Awareness. The weekend started Friday night with written tests, with Saturday and Sunday out at the training grounds for hands-on tests. These certifications are important milestones in many of our members Fire Fighting careers and allow our members to serve their communities better. Congratulations to all members who were able to participate.

With the wildfires in Northern Saskatchewan and Alberta there has been lots of smoke in the air lately. While you may not notice right away, wildfire smoke can have negative effects on your health. If the smoke is heavy enough, it can cause headaches, sore eyes, a cough or a runny nose. If the heavy smoke lingers long enough, it can also cause lung problems and a longer lasting cough. Children and the elderly are most at risk of experiencing symptoms, as well as anyone with asthma or other chronic lung conditions. Limiting your time outdoors and taking frequent work breaks are two good strategies to help your body deal with smokey conditions. And if you must stay outside for extended periods of time, you should make sure you drink lots of water and consider wearing an N95 particulate mask.

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