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Michelle Vandevord

Associate Director Saskatchewan First Nations Emergency Management & Protective Services
Michelle Vandevord (Day Star Woman) is an active member of the Muskoday First Nation Volunteer Fire Department and is the longest serving female firefighter in the department’s history as well as its first female captain. She started her career in Prince Albert as an officer delivering fire prevention programs to communities and is now the associate director of Saskatchewan First Nation Emergency Management (SFNEM) in Prince Albert. She is the current President of the National Indigenous Fire Safety Council Project. She is a member of the Saskatchewan Fire Chiefs Public Education committee and was recognized by her inclusion in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Rising Star Program. She lives in her community of Muskoday First Nation and is the mother of three daughters and three adopted sons. She is a very proud Kookum to four smart, handsome and funny grandsons.


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