Continuous Responses to Motor Vehicle Collisions on Saskatoon Streets
On February 14, 2020 between the hours of 7:39 a.m. and 10:01 a.m., the Saskatoon Fire Department attended to seven motor vehicle collisions throughout the City of Saskatoon.
7:39 a.m. - one fire engine, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief are dispatched to reports of a motor vehicle rollover on Circle Drive South at Clarence Avenue South. One adult female is reported as trapped inside the vehicle. Upon arrival, firefighter-paramedics locate the patient outside of her vehicle and provide medical care.
7:48 a.m. - a rescue unit, returning from a previous incident, encountered this motor vehicle collision at the crossing of Circle Drive West and 22nd Street West. Fire crews note a compromised light standard and fire dispatchers communicate with police dispatchers to confirm that the City of Saskatoon was notified for repair. One patient is treated by firefighter-paramedics on scene for minor injuries before being released.
8:09 a.m. - a fire engine approached this motor vehicle collision approximately 100 metres down the road while returning from a previous motor vehicle rollover on Circle Drive South at Clarence Avenue South. There are no injuries reported; however, firefighters perform fluid and debris clean-up on scene in an effort to protect the environment and restore the scene.
8:42 a.m. - a brush truck returning to Fire Station No. 2 came across a multi-vehicle collision at Circle Drive West and 33rd Street West. The request for a fire engine to respond is made by the commanding fire officer. Firefighter-paramedics assess and provide treatment to multiple patients before they are transported to hospital. Fire crews clean fluid and debris before clearing the scene.
9:31 a.m. - one fire engine is dispatched to Lorne Avenue at Circle Drive South for reports of a single-vehicle collision with possible fluid leaking. Upon arrival, no injuries are noted and no fluid is required to be cleaned from the roadway. Firefighters return to their station to continue serving Saskatoon.
9:50 a.m. - while returning from a previous incident, firefighters encountered a motor vehicle rollover near Circle Drive West and 33rd Street West. Firefighter-paramedics assessed an adult male for injuries before releasing him on scene. Fire crews clean fluid and debris before leaving the scene to the Saskatoon Police Service.
10:01 a.m. - a fire engine returning from a previous incident arrived upon a single-vehicle collision in which a vehicle had left the roadway and was stranded. A civilian passerby stopped to assist the driver prior to the arrival of the fire crew. Firefighter-paramedics check on the driver for possible injuries before assisting the driver and civilian passerby in getting the vehicle back onto the roadway.
In five of the seven motor vehicle collisions, fire crews were returning from other calls for service when they happened upon another citizen in need.
With nine fire stations protecting over 236 square kilometres of Saskatoon and surrounding area, the Saskatoon Fire Department is proud to provide prompt and effective service to residents and visitors.