PotashCorp Lanigan handed out a cheque worth $6500 to the Humboldt Fire Department on Wednesday as they make preparations for fire school in the fall.

The Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighters Association's 25th annual fire school is being hosted by the Humboldt and Muenster fire departments.

Fire Chief Mike Kwasnica says this is a great fundraiser for the department.

"All the money that is raised through this fire school stays within the fire department for purchasing equipment and it's just a good event to put on, it's a good networking event that you can meet different fire fighters from across the province and you can all train together with the same consistency."

They are expecting around 300 volunteer fire fighters to come to Humboldt for the training. 

Kwasnica said that the PCS donation will definitely be a huge factor in making the fire school a success, "it's a really good event to be part of and to host and to have funds from PotashCorp Lanigan has been absolutely wonderful because otherwise we would have to pay for all the expenses ourselves."

The fire school was important for PCS Lanigan to be part of according to General Manager Rob Jackson.

"We definitely support the local communities and we know that fire protection is very critical and we want to make sure that the communities where our people are living from the mine are supported."

Humboldt and Muenster hosted the very first fire school 25 years ago.

Kwasnica's full interview with Bolt FM's Angie Dukart can be heard below.

Jackson's full interview with Bolt FM's Angie Dukart can be heard by clicking below.