On May 12th, the Saskatoon Police Service and the Saskatoon Fire Department are hosting a unique event highlighting careers in emergency services to women and girls.
EXXPLORE Emergency Services is a one day showcase to raise awareness in the community and educate women and girls on the possibilities and the dynamic nature of careers in both Police and Fire. The ultimate goal of the event is to increase the number of female applicants to both professions.
“Over the years, I have seen how policewomen add value by possessing skills and attributes that are unique to their male counterparts,” says Tonya Gresty, a Sergeant with the Saskatoon Police Service. “Time and again, I see the most successful outcomes when both men and women use their individual strengths and work in collaboration to provide the best service to the people of Saskatoon.”
The event will take place at Saskatoon Police Service Headquarters on May 12, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be opportunities for participants to engage in activities that are unique to both professions, including trying on equipment and gear, defensive tactics and the indoor gun range.
“If you speak to females in these underrepresented professions, it is common to hear that these careers were only considered after it was suggested to them,” says Deb Davies, a fire fighter with the Saskatoon Fire Department. “The event has been designed to be that suggestion; to remove barriers and eliminate perceived obstacles for females who have never considered, or think they couldn’t be successful in these careers that are ultimately very rewarding.”
Registration for EXXPLORE opens on April 10th at 8:00 a.m. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest. You will be notified by e-mail that your registration was successful and further instructions will be provided at that time.
Space is limited to the first 150 participants.
While directed at women and girls, anyone is able to register for this free event.