Community Development Committee

The Community Development Committee has always strived to work toward the goal of providing information and resources available to ambulance services on many, many EMS projects, i.e. EMS week.

This is however, not only a committee responsibility...each and every SEMSA member, and even those not members, can contribute to community development. It is everyone's interest to aid other services in ideas, and concepts that could be implemented in other communities.

We are always looking for input and ideas for community development.  It could be something your service is already doing in the community, or something that you would like to do, but need help to make it happen. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or, Chair of the Community Development Committee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we would be happy to help.  

Better yet, would you like to be a part of the Community Development Committee? The SEMSA Community Development Committee is always soliciting for members. Membership is open to any EMS personnel or stakeholder.  All members of the committee serve in a volunteer capacity.   Meetings are usually held by conference call, with 1 or 2 in-person meetings per year.   

The Community Development Committee is responsible for the promotion of public awareness and professionalism of EMS through education, injury prevention,  partnerships throughout Saskatchewan and so much more, i.e. organizes and assists with EMS promotional events, a means in which EMS workers can be acknowledged, EMS Week and Community Awareness Projects.

If you are interested in serving on the Community Development Committee please Contact Us!

Terms of Reference

Community Development Update (April 2011)

SEMSA Health and Safety Zone!
Part of "A Commitment to Excellence" is providing the communities, EMS agencies and surrounding areas access to as much Health Education and Information as possible.

There is a tremendous amount of information on the internet and sifting through it all can be tedious and frustrating all at the same time. Here, we try to provide a place where you might find some information more easily. Scroll down and see what we have to offer. If there is something specific you would like to see, just contact us and we will be happy to try to provide that for you!

  • Winter Safety!
  • Ice Safety!
  • Yielding to Emergency Vehicles!
  • Spring Safety!
  • Are You Stocked?
  • Boating Safety
  • Falling Safety!
  • School Safety
  • Halloween Safety
  • Healthy Halloween
  • Have You Had Your FLU SHOT yet!
  • Christmas Holiday Safety!
  • Xmas Light Safety!
  • Winterize Your Car!
  • Carbon Monoxide Safety
  • February Heart Month
  • Making the Call to 9-1-1
  • Safety in the Outdoors
  • March Nutrition Month
  • Wheel Safety
  • How to Fit a Helmet
  • Crystal Meth
  • Diabetes
  • Summer Safety
  • Camping Safety
  • West Nile Virus
  • Insect Repellant
  • Internet Safety
  • Harvest Safety
  • Cell Phone Safety

SEMSA Members:  Click here to download this literature and more!

EMS Week
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) week is a week of celebration dedicated to the achievements of the men and women who daily, are on the front lines within the EMS community. These men and women who are first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers and other team members like emergency room physicians and emergency room nurses deliver life saving skills to people daily.

With advances in modern technology, exciting new medical procedures, and dedication to countless hours of skilled training, the emergency room on wheels will arrive at any scene of an emergency incident prepared too provide essential life saving skills and treatment.

But today's EMS is more than just an ambulance. We at SEMSA are committed to provide the EMS services, and the communities they serve, as much health education and information as possible. SEMSA will be providing many educational and information resources for EMS Week.  Continue to watch this area for the highlights and of course photos.

Visit out EMS WEEK page for LOTS more information!

EMS Dress Uniforms
The topic of a standardized, professional dress uniform for SEMSA, and its members, and all EMS practitioners has been discussed several times, and with strong support from the membership, the committee has decided to go with a company that MD Ambulance has tried, with good success, Marlow White.  The goal is that every EMS professional within the province interested in the dress uniform, would follow a standard to allow for all wearing them to be the same.  This looks more professional, united, and recognizable.

There is more pictures, information and contacts to come.

Proper protocol for dress uniforms! (click here)

EMS History Book
A major task that is in the conceptual stages is a history book for EMS in Saskatchewan.  There is an inarguable amount of diversity and uniqueness in the province of Saskatchewan that needs to be documented for the future.

This is a major undertaking that will undoubtedly take some time, and involvement by all service providers.  The committee looks forward to the task and looks to the future.

Watch for more details.

Terry the 'Traumasaurus' is a dinosaur who's job it is to help promote the well being and safety of children in your community.  Terry acts as a great spokesman for your service in your community as well.  Terry is a wonder addition to any service.

Over the past few years, there have been may promotional items developed for the use in your agency whether it be for the sick and injured, used as an educational tool, give-a-ways at school talks/presentations, or simply for kids visiting your office.

Terry will help teach children about "Seatbelt and Playground Safety" in each of his two coloring books.  Children could use some of Terry's stickers on their lunchbox, helmet, or any favorite location.  With temporary tattoos, use these any on your body, arm, leg, face, etc.

Just released are 7" "PLUSHY'S" teddy bears!  Man are these a hot seller...and cute too!

If you would like to see some pictures of 'Terry the Traumasaurus", or products for sale, view the gallery below.

Pricing for some of the merchandise can be found here (PDF), but for detailed information, including leasing options on the Mascot costume, it is encouraged to call or visit or

Canadian OnSite Medical Inc. is the company that provides all the promotional merchandise.  They are located in Nipawin, Saskatchewan and can be contacted at the following for more information and pricing offers: (ask for Lyle Moffatt)

Box 2350
Nipawin SK
S0E 1E0

PH: (306)862-2717
FX: (306)862-3265

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SEMSA Committee Goals

SEMSA's committees and its members are responsible for different objectives and components of the association.

It is part of SEMSA's commitment to try to keep the membership informed on progress in specific areas, as well as act as a resource for members, non-member's and visitors for information regarding our association, and environments we work in.