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"To protect life, property and the environment through education, prevention, emergency communications, fire fighting, rescue, and medical services."


The City of Brandon has a much-envied dual service department which provides both Fire Protection and Ambulance Service. The department serves a population of approximately 53,230 in Brandon and approximately 7000 living in the four outlying municipalities of Cornwallis, Elton, Oakland and Whitehead. This is a total service area of 1,255 square kilometres.


The Department has a total staff complement of 72, headed by Chief Scott McDonald, and Deputy Chiefs Terry Parlow & Jason Potter. The department has two Training Officers, four Fire Prevention Inspectors/Officers, 60 Firefighter/Paramedics, two full-time and one half-time Administrative staff.  All Firefighter/Paramedics are cross-trained as both Level II Firefighters and Primary Care Paramedics upon hiring and later licensed to Technician Paramedics.


Brandon Firefighter/Paramedics are represented by the IAFF Union Local #803. On behalf of its members, they negotiate a collective agreement with the City, (excluding the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Administration staff, Emergency Communication Centre Director and Manager), setting out such things as salaries, benefits and working conditions. Members work a schedule that is based around five-platoons. Four groups are on shift for two-10 hour days followed by two-14 hour nights and then they are off for four days. The fifth group operates on a 12-hour day shift for four days followed by four days off. This averages out to 42 hours a week.



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