Churchbridge Fire Hose Brigade unofficially formed


Carl Howie named Fire Chief

Fire at Churchbridge High School


Churchbridge Fire Brigade formed

Ernie Neustaeter named first Fire Chief

Churchbridge Motors Burns


Walter Andres named Fire Chief


Bill Strachen becomes Fire Chief


Winston Jack named Fire Chief


Jim Wolfram named Fire Chief


Dan Laxdal becomes Fire Chief


Fire Destroys Turbo Service Station


Gas detector purchased due to and increase in carbon monoxide calls


Kevin Eskra becomes Fire Chief

Splashers Boutique, Churchbridge Pool Hall and above residence destroyed by fire

VHF radios - 3 mobile radios and 6 portable radios, improving communications


Churchbridge Co-op Agro Center destroyed in large fire


First Rescue unit purchased (Rescue 1)


1981 International/Superior (Engine 3) purchased to replace 1966 Ford Fire Truck (Engine 1)

Churchbridge Fire Brigade purchases first set of extrication equipment (Jaws of Life)


Churchbridge Fire Brigade changes its name to Churchbridge Fire Rescue to better reflect the services provided

Medically trained firefighters begin to respond to medical emergencies to assist EMS

Churchbridge firefighters compete in their first firefighter competition held in Fort Qu'appelle, Sk


Firefighters save a Kitto St. house in early morning fire

Potashville Firefighter Challenge holds first annual competition in Stockholm, Sk


CFR hosts the 2nd Annual Potashville FIrefighter Challenge


Prothero Ave. house saved in evening fire

Engine 2 decomissioned


KS Auto destroyed in morning fire

New extrication tools purchased with funds raised by CFR firefighters


SAFC Fire Chief Award of Merit presented to Fire Chief Kevin Eskra. The award is presented to a SAFC member who has demonstrated outstanding service and contributions within the community.

Digital P25 radio system put in service

Prince Albert Emergency Communication Center (PAECC) becomes CFR's dispatch provider


Exemplary Service Medals awarded to Firefighter Corey Berg (22 years), Deputy Chief Jim Gallant (20 years) and Fire Chief Kevin Eskra (22 years)


1995 Ford/Pierce Rescue Unit purchase (Rescue 2)

Rescue 1 Decommissioned

CFR hosts the 6th Annual Potashville Firefighter Challenge

CFR's team are the Overall Winner of the Potashville Firefighter Challenge

1st Fire Rescue Raffle held from May to October


Fire Chief Kevin Eskra presented with the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal for 25 years of Service

CFR is the 7th Annual Potashville Firefighter Challenge Overall Winner

Fire Chief Kevin Eskra is awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal


Firefighter Dianne Berg presented with the Exemplary Service Medal for 20 years of Service

New fire hall construction begins in early summer


CFR wins the 10th Anniversary Potashville Firefighter Challenge

CFR begin to move into new fire hall in June


Safety Officer Dustin Eskra promoted to Deputy Chief

Captain Curtis Bjarnason promoted to Deputy Chief

Fire Chief Kevin Eskra named SAFC President

Firefighter Arseneault named SVFFA zone 5 Director


Captain Jim Gallant awarded the Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal


Purchased a Chevrolet 3500 - Brush 1 officially put into service

Firefigther Darren Arseneault promoted to Lieutenant

Firefigther Dean Evans promoted to Lieutenant

Firefighter Dianne Berg awarded the Saskatchewan Protective Services medal for 25 years of service

Grain entrapment equipment donated to CFR by G3 and CASA


Captain Eskra and Lieutenant Arseneault travel to Pueblo Co. for CP Rail "Crude by Rail" training

Grain Entrapment training course held for local FDs

2019 Rosenbauer/Freightliner fire engine delivered

Push-in ceremony held to officially designate Engine 2 in service

Challenge coin designed representing fire service history

Lieutenant Arseneault Travels to Pueblo Co. for "Tank Car Specialist" training

Lieutenant Arseneault promoted to Captain

Fire Chiefs

Fire Chiefs

Ernie Neustaeter     1964-1966

Carl Howie              1967-1970

Walter Andres         1970 - Sept. 1973

Bill Strachan           Oct. 1973 - Dec. 1978

Winston Jack         Jan. 1979 - Oct 1983

Jim Wolfram         Nov. 1983 - Dec 1987

Dan Laxdal            Jan. 1988 - Jan 1993

Kevin Eskra            Feb. 1993 - Present


Corey Berg - Exemplary Service Medal - 20 years of Service (2009)

Dianne Berg - Exemplary Service Medal - 20 years of Service (2013)

                       - Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal (2018)

Kevin Eskra - Exemplary Service Medal - 20 years of Service (2009)
                      - SAFC Fire Chief Award of Merit (2010)
                      - Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012)

                      - Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal (2012)

Jim Gallant - Exemplary Service Medal - 20 years of Service (2009)

                     - Saskatchewan Protective Services Medal (2017)

Churchbridge Fire Rescue

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October 4/20

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