Parkland College has announced that it is reopening its firefighting training program thanks to a $1.8M investment in the college’s provincial firefighting training site. The program, which is the only firefighter training program in Saskatchewan, was put on hold in 2021 due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. The college will start offering training in July, beginning with the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 program. More professional, volunteer, and industrial training will be offered this Fall. The Government of Saskatchewan has pledged $1.8M to support equipment acquisition; program delivery; and the purchase of fixed, on-location capital assets.