GOODFISH LAKE, Tuesday, December 7, 2021 – Goodfish Lake Business Corporation and Safety Boss are pleased to introduce our new partnership, Iskotêw Fire & Safety.
Iskotêw, as a majority indigenous-owned company, provides medical, safety and fire watch services, safety training, as well as wildfire and industrial firefighting services.
Goodfish Lake’s long tradition of providing indigenous firefighters for wildfire fighting, together with Safety Boss’ extensive safety and fire experience and significant equipment assets, make Iskotêw uniquely positioned to provide top quality fire and safety services for any needs.
“We are excited about the opportunities that Iskotêw represents to Goodfish, both in terms of business opportunities and employment” says Tom Jackson, CEO of Goodfish Lake Business Corporation. “Safety Boss has proven to be a great partner with professional and progressive management, and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”
Established in 1956, Safety Boss has over 65 years of experience in the provision of fire and safety services nationally and internationally. Safety Boss has been working with Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nation #128 for over 4 years, providing training to band members and others. Established in 1977, Goodfish Lake Business Corporation has over 40 years business experience in business.
Mike Miller, CEO Safety Boss stated that, “Safety Boss has been actively working with Tom Jackson and the Goodfish Band to formalize a relationship that has been working great for the last couple of years. This is very exciting, it is simply a great match of people, of skills, of management philosophies and overall of the fit of the two companies. Our company is a strong supporter of first nations involvement not only locally but on a national level. Our relationship started over our mutual involvement in forestry firefighting, basically Goodfish has strong and experienced firefighting teams and Safety Boss has a huge inventory of all types of firefighting equipment. We share the view that the First Nations have historically been the backbone of the manpower supply since the very beginning of forestry firefighting response almost 100 years ago. It’s a tradition that deserves respect and we intend to continue and expand those support services. From there we have began to move into a broad spectrum of safety services. This is a relationship with a great future. myself and our management team are looking forward to continuing to be involved with Tom and The Goodfish People, we share a positive vision and our focus and priorities match perfectly.”