Municipal Rescue Services Fund

Res #: 2-06M
Number: 2
Year: 2006
Midterm: Yes
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Matters Pertaining to SARM

Resolution No. 2-06M 


WHEREAS, the Municipal Rescue Services Fund (MRSF) was established to more fully compensate municipal fire and rescue units for performing emergency services at vehicle accident scenes; and 


WHEREAS, the money provided by Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation to MSRF is grossly inadequate resulting in the depletion of the fund on an annual basis and thereby leaving many emergency responders without sufficient compensation; and 


WHEREAS, the present compensation rate for services rendered is inadequate to cover basic rescue costs in today’s economy; 


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that SARM lobby the Province, SGI and Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation to either: 
a)     amend The Automobile Accident Insurance Act to require SGI to compensate emergency crews for all costs incurred at vehicle accidents, debris cleanup, traffic control, and standby; or
b)     increase the amount of funding to the Municipal Rescue Service Fund to allow for an increase to the present hourly rate and to provide for the complete compensation of all services rendered at accidents by emergency crews.