Dean Brooman appointed full-time Deputy Fire Chief

Martensville Deputy Fire Chief Dean Brooman demonstrates the ‘victim rescue’ task during the 2018 fireFit national championship event in Martensville on Saturday, June 2

Martensville Deputy Fire Chief Dean Brooman has been chosen as the department’s first full-time firefighter.
Brooman, who has served on the Martensville Fire Department for over 23 years and as volunteer Deputy Fire Chief since the fall of 2013, steps into his new full-time Deputy Fire Chief role on July 16.
“I’m honoured and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the people of Martensville full-time,” said Brooman in an interview on Monday, June 4. “It’s something I’ve been part of for many years, but now I can bring my heart and soul to the job and dedicate all my time and resources to this.
“I’m very appreciative of the opportunity, and I’m really looking forward to this new role.”
Brooman is stepping down from his current position as a community school coordinator with the Saskatoon Public School Division to take on the full-time Deputy Fire Chief mantle. Brooman has worked for the school division for 20 years.
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but it certainly feels like the right decision,” said Brooman. “I’ve always believed in being a life-long learner, and to be able to pursue a career in protective services is a long-time dream of mine.
“My dad was a World War II veteran and a long-time member of the Prince Albert Police service,” said Brooman. “He always did his best; and if I can do half as good a job as he did, then I’ll be happy.”
In addition to a degree in sociology, Brooman has earned his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification through SIAST and has also completed a Fire Inspectors course. His firefighter training has all been done through the Martensville Fire Department.
A major part of Brooman’s duties in his full-time position will be fire inspection for the City of Martensville. Another member of the Martensville Fire Department, Captain Ryan Cross, recently accepted a position as Fire Inspector with the City of Saskatoon.
“Fire inspection will definitely be a big part of my job, as well as coordinating our responses to fires and medical calls within the city and surrounding area,” said Brooman. “I’ll also be coordinating training and recruitment for our department and working closely with our mutual aid partners.”
Brooman said appointing a full-time deputy chief is a logical result of Martensville’s growth.
“Our city has grown and our call volume has gone up,” said Brooman. “Once the overpass project is completed, I think we’ll see continued growth.”
Martensville Fire Chief Kurtis Dyck said having a full-time deputy chief is a step that’s been in the works for a while.
“The city is growing, and there are more demands on our members all the time, especially during the day, when most of our members are away working at their regular jobs,” said Dyck. “This gives us one more person around town all the time. Dean is very qualified, he’s always done a great job and he’ll continue to do a great job for our community.”