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Cargill donates towards new Fillmore Emergency Services building

The Village and RM of Fillmore are fundraising towards building a new Emergency Services facility, to be built on Main Street, and received a donation of $66,000 from Cargill.
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Representatives of Cargill presented a donation of $66,000 towards the Fillmore Emergency Services project. Accepting the donation are fire fighter Lyle Stomp, Mayor Tracey Kyrylchuk, Fire Chief-Emergency Medical Responder Chris Palmer, and Cargill representatives Dax Koch and Griffin Keller.

WEYBURN – The Village and RM of Fillmore are fundraising towards building a new Emergency Services facility, to be built on Main Street, and received a donation of $66,000 from Cargill.

Dax Koch and Griffin Keller of Cargill presented the donation, accepted by Mayor Tracey Kyrylchuk, firefighter Lyle Stomp and Fire Chief Chris Palmer.

Recently the Fillmore Ambulance signed a contract with the Saskatchewan Health Authority to provide funding for full-time ambulance service in Fillmore.

Part of the agreement is contingent on having living quarters available. The Fire Department is also in need of new space as they have outgrown their space in the RM of Fillmore shop.

Therefore, the RM and Village of Fillmore, Fillmore Ambulance and Fillmore Fire Department formed a committee to fundraise and plan the construction of a 130-foot by 64-foot building to provide a space for the emergency services.

The building will be on Main Street with space for two ambulances, living quarters to accommodate ambulance personnel, the fire trucks, a training centre and a commercial car wash.

Construction will begin in the next four to six weeks, and the building should substantially be completed by August of 2025.

To date, the committee has raised $720,000 with the total expected to be just under $2 million.

Vernna Wiggins, administrator for the RM of Fillmore, said, “We have had tremendous response from surrounding RMs and villages and the community, who see the value of services that we will be able to maintain into the future.”

She noted that charitable donations and sponsorships for this project are being accepted at the RM of Fillmore office.,