The level and type of municipal mitigation, preparedness and response capabilities needed to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people, property and the environment from hazards and their subsequent effects is a major concern of municipal governments. Municipal public safety initiatives can encompass fire and police protection, bylaw enforcement, building inspections, emergency planning, street lighting and the monitoring of water and sewage treatment. Meeting public safety needs and legislated requirements is another key indicator of municipal sustainability. According to the municipal Acts, municipalities are to develop and maintain a safe and viable community.
Mandatory and Optional Public Safety Services/Functions in Legislation
A summary of specific public safety services that municipalities are required or enabled to provide under provincial legislation.
Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
Information about disaster prevention and preparedness.
Municipalities can find information that is specific to their responsibilities relating to wildfire management.
Safety Programs and Manuals
Municipal safety programs and manuals.
Examples of Emergency Agreement Bylaws
Examples of joint fire and other types of emergency agreement bylaws.
RCMP Saskatchewan Detachments (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Contact information for all RCMP detachments in Saskatchewan.
Programs and Services (Ministry of Environment)
Waste management, hazardous wastes and recycling information.
Information about building standards including legislation, codes, appeals and bylaws.
Building bylaws information.
Building and Fire Codes
Building standards programs and services.
Animal control information.
Advisories and warnings about Saskatchewan drinking water.
Example of a Mutual Aid Agreement Bylaw
An example mutual aid agreement bylaw.