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At approximately 4:00 p.m. on February 21, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department was alerted to a two vehicle collision near the intersection of Arlington Avenue and 8th Street East. It was reported that one vehicle had overturned, trapping an older adult male inside. 

Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response. 

February 21, 2020 - 4:57pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department wishes to correct the number of patients involved in this incident: a total of nine patients were treated and transported to hospital for symptoms directly related to carbon monoxide poisoning; four of the nine patients were children.

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February 19, 2020 - 11:10am

At approximately 9:19 a.m. on February 19, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a home in the 300 block of Avenue T North for reports of multiple occupants feeling unwell and the carbon monoxide alarm sounding; one patient was described as unconscious while two others were experiencing symptoms of nausea and dizziness. One fire engine was dispatched and arrived on scene in less than four minutes. 

February 19, 2020 - 10:40am

At approximately 8:00 pm the Saskatoon Fire Department received several 911 calls reporting a duplex on fire.

3 Engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 rescue unit and 1 Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.

As units arrived there was heavy fire and smoke coming from the back of the house.

It took crews approximately 60 mins to get the fire under control due to the heavy fire load inside.

There were no injuries reported and crews worked to extinguish any remaining spot fires.

Searches of all levels revealed no occupants.

February 16, 2020 - 1:22am

The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to three additional garbage/recycling bin fires in the afternoon of February 14, 2020.

Incident Timeline:

12:42 p.m. - one fire engine is dispatched to the 1200 block of 19th Street West for reports of a garbage pile on fire.

February 14, 2020 - 4:48pm

At approximately 2:21 p.m. on February 14, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call from a resident reporting a detached garage on fire at 113 Avenue N South. 

Three fire engines, one aerial ladder truck, one rescue unit, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were immediately dispatched to the scene.

February 14, 2020 - 4:27pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department has concluded on scene of an industrial structure fire at Shercom Industries Inc.

Fire crews considered the fire under control at approximately 10:53 a.m. on February 14, 2020, confirming a complete loss stopped at approximately 12:26 p.m.; this constitutes a total burn time of just over six hours from the time of dispatch. 

February 14, 2020 - 4:08pm

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.

February 14, 2020 - 2:28pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to five separate reports of garbage or recycling bins on fire between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 5:45 am on February 14, 2020.

Incident Timeline:

2:30 a.m. - one fire engine is dispatched to the 900 block of Avenue J South for reports of a household recycling bin on fire.

February 14, 2020 - 11:18am

On February 14, 2020 at approximately 4:10 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible structure fire at a home under construction at 1247 Avenue J South. 

Three fire engines, one aerial ladder truck, one rescue unit, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response.

February 14, 2020 - 9:47am

On February 14, 2020 at approximately 6:21 a.m., the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting an industrial structure fire at Shercom Industries Inc., located on Township Road 382 in Corman Park.

Three fire engines, one aerial ladder truck, one rescue unit, one water tanker, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response. One haz-mat unit was later dispatched and placed on stand-by on scene. Two assistant chiefs have also responded to the fire scene to assume safety officer and public information officer functions on scene.

February 14, 2020 - 8:57am

At Approximately 03:50 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a report of a garage fire. Three Engine Companies, one Ladder Company, one Rescue Truck and the Battalion Chief responded.

On arrival, smoke was coming from the detached garage.

Fire Crews made entry and the fire extinguished. There was no extension to the home.

A Fire Investigator was called to the scene. A cause and damage estimate has not been given. There were no reported injuries. 

 

February 13, 2020 - 5:22am

The Saskatoon Fire Department wishes to correct the number of patients involved in this collision; the SUV involved was traveling with two occupants, not three as was previously reported.

In total, three patients from two vehicles were involved in this collision.

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February 10, 2020 - 4:24pm

At approximately 1:20 p.m. on February 10, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 11 and Grasswood Road. It was reported to fire dispatchers that two vehicles were involved in the collision, one vehicle was smoking, and that multiple occupants remained trapped. 

February 10, 2020 - 2:48pm

The address in the Title should read 2509 Woodward Avenue. Sorry for the typo.

February 8, 2020 - 2:37pm

Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls at approx. 12:05 this afternoon, reporting a house on fire at 2509 Woodward Avenue. Three Engines, one Ladder Company, one Rescue Unit, and the Battalion Chief responded to the scene.

Crews arrived on scene in less than three minutes and noted smoke and flame from the front and back of the attached garage of this single family house. Incident command was notified that all occupants of the home had been evacuated.

February 8, 2020 - 2:30pm

The Saskatoon fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 1900 Block of 22nd Street West at approximately 2:40 this morning.

February 7, 2020 - 4:29am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 9:15 am reporting flames coming from a house at 317 of Avenue P South.  Dispatched to the scene were 3 Engines plus a Ladder truck, a Rescue truck, a Battalion Chief and a Fire Investigator.  First arriving personnel observed smoke showing at the rear of a house.  Further investigation discovered a small fire originating in an unused coal chute – which was quickly put out.

 

February 5, 2020 - 12:26pm

Saskatoon Fire Department crews responded to 2 house fires,a garage fire and dumpster fire with in a hour of each other this morning.

More information will be provided this afternoon.

February 5, 2020 - 11:28am

Apartment fire at 530 25th Street East

For immediate release: January 26, 2020

At 3: 23 this afternoon the Saskatoon Fire Department received a residential fire signal at a thirteen story residential apartment building.  The initial arriving Engine company officer found nothing showing from the exterior of the building.  Crews entering the building located smoke on the third floor from a fire confined to a single residential suite.  Fire crews evacuated most residents from the building, those with mobility issues were sheltered in their suites.

January 26, 2020 - 6:54pm

One year ago, on January 22, 2019 at approximately 9:26 in the morning, a 52-car Canadian National Railway (CN) train transporting grain product derailed across a major thoroughfare north of Saskatoon. The Saskatoon Fire Department responded with 18 different fire apparatus staffed by dozens of firefighters. Working together with neighbouring fire departments, crews worked from both sides of the derailed train to neutralize the hazard. Four news releases were issued by the Saskatoon Fire Department, the agency in command of the incident throughout its duration.

January 21, 2020 - 10:00am

With winter in Saskatchewan, we’re never sure what to expect – from extreme temperatures to potentially heavy snowfall, residents and visitors of Saskatoon must be prepared for it all. The Saskatoon Fire Department emphasizes the importance of the following tips and recommendations on home and vehicle safety for winter weather:

Heating Equipment:

January 15, 2020 - 3:20pm

Just before 8:00 PM this evening, Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the 1700 block of Avenue C North. Three Engines, one Ladder Truck, one Rescue Unit, and a Battalion Chief were dispatched. The first Engine was on scene in less than three minutes. 

January 15, 2020 - 2:21am

The Saskatoon Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors of safe practices for purchasing, enjoying, and disposing of fireworks. This New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31st, low-hazard fireworks can only be discharged on private property between the hours of dusk on New Year’s Eve and 12:15 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Low-hazard fireworks are designed for public recreational use and include roman candles and sparklers, among others, and travel less than 50m (160ft) high.

December 30, 2019 - 9:42am

At 11:25 pm, December 25th a tenant returned home to find two small fires in his house. He alerted the Saskatoon Fire Department and indicated that one of the other tenants was unaccounted for. Three Engines, one Ladder Truck, one Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched and arrived on scene in approximately 4 minutes.

December 26, 2019 - 2:19am

The holidays are a time of celebration and cheer; with traditions and gatherings filling the homes of many, the Saskatoon Fire Department reminds residents to be mindful of fire safety in and around their homes when decking the halls.

Candles:

December 24, 2019 - 11:19am

At 01:17 this morning, Saskatoon Fire Department received reports of flames showing from a two-story house on the 1600 Block of Avenue C North. Three Engines, one Ladder Truck, one Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief responded. The first Engine arrived on scene in three and one-half minutes.

December 23, 2019 - 2:42am

Just before lunch, at 11:34, Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a three vehicle collision at 8th Street and Cumberland Avenue. Two Engines and one Rescue Unit responded.

The first Engine arrived on scene in less than four minutes. The crew ensured a safe work area due to high traffic flowing by the scene. As soon as it was verified there were not any trapped or severely injured occupants, the second Engine and Rescue Unit downgraded their response while enroute, so traffic flow was not unnecessarily disrupted.

December 21, 2019 - 12:58pm

Just after 08:00 this morning, Saskatoon Fire Department dispatched one Engine, one Rescue Unit, and a Battalion Chief to a reported collision between a passenger vehicle and a forklift. The accident happened on Boychuk Drive and Slimmons Road. 

December 20, 2019 - 11:37am

At approximately 10:21 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, the Saskatoon Fire Department dispatched one fire engine from Fire Station No. 6 to a report of a middle-aged female experiencing chest pain.

While traveling with its emergency equipment activated, the fire engine was involved in a side impact motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Grosvenor Avenue and 8th Street East. The commanding fire officer immediately requested the dispatch of a secondary fire engine to respond to the initial emergency medical incident.

December 19, 2019 - 1:07pm

At approximately 11:37 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls alerting to a possible residential structure fire at 519 Bayfield Crescent in the Briarwood neighbourhood; it was reported to fire dispatchers that smoke was visibly exiting from the rear of the structure.

December 16, 2019 - 5:15pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department is pleased to recognize Mr. Dave Hume, a civilian whose instinctive actions and proactive training resulted in a remarkable and positive outcome to an emergency cardiac event.

December 16, 2019 - 1:07pm

The City of Saskatoon operates several storm water retention ponds in neighbourhoods throughout the City. Many residents choose to use these ponds for recreational purposes, including skating and ice hockey. It is reminded that individuals who choose to use the storm water retention ponds for recreational purposes assume all associated risk in doing so.

December 12, 2019 - 2:15pm

At Approximately 12:15, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a report of a garage fire. Four Engine Companies, one Ladder Company and one Battalion chief responded.

On arrival, the detached garage was fully involved.

The fire was brought under control in approximately 20 min. Crews then checked for extention to the home and worked on remaining hot spots.

A Fire Investigator was called to the scene. A cause and damage estimate has not yet been given. There were no reported injuries

December 7, 2019 - 7:24am

Just before 4 am this morning, The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a single motor vehicle accident on 22nd St. West & Bowlt Cres.. One engine company and a rescue unit were dispatched to a vehicle that left the road and hit a concrete pillar. The Jaws of Life and Rescue cutters were used to remove the doors to extricate four patients from the vehicle. All patients were transported to hospital. 

Cause of the accident is still under investigation and condition of patients is unknown at this time..

 

November 30, 2019 - 5:32am

The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to it's third garage fire around 1:50 am behind 2607 Irvine Ave. Three engine companies, a ladder truck, a rescue unit, and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.

The first arriving apparatus noticed heavy smoke and flames coming from a rear garage on the property. The crew made an aggressive interior attack followed up by a second backup crew. They had the fire under control and extinguished within 15 minutes. Crews made sure there were no further extension. 

November 30, 2019 - 2:57am

The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a second garage fire at 10:30 pm behind 428 Ave E South, just fifteen minutes following another. Three engine companies, a ladder truck, and a rescue unit were also dispatched.

On arrival the first in crew noticed light smoke coming from the garage. The initial attack crew had the small fire under control and extinguished quickly. 

There was very minimal damage and no injuries.

This fire is also suspicious and is under investigation. There is no damage estimate at this time.

November 30, 2019 - 12:30am

The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a report of a garage on fire behind 207 Ave. W South at approximately 10:15 pm this evening. Three Engine companies, a Ladder truck. a Rescue unit, and a Battalion Chief were dispatched.

On arrival the first crew reported heavy smoke coming from the eaves of the garage. Crews started an aggressive offensive attack and gained entry into the garage through a side door to extinguish the fire. It was brought under control within 10 minutes.

No injuries were reported.

November 30, 2019 - 12:17am

Today, the Saskatoon Fire Department is proud to welcome five new firefighter-paramedics to begin serving the residents and visitors of Saskatoon and surrounding area.

“Each of the five probationary firefighter-paramedics have demonstrated the knowledge, character, and desire to serve that makes our department truly unique”, says Fire Chief Morgan Hackl. “This is a day to celebrate their accomplishment.”

November 29, 2019 - 2:00pm

At approximately 9:58 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a witnessed collision between a semi tractor-trailer and a passenger truck at the intersection of Faithfull Avenue and 60th Street East. Callers had reported to fire dispatchers that the driver and lone occupant of the passenger truck remained trapped inside the vehicle.

Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response.

November 22, 2019 - 4:23pm

At approximately 4:15 pm Monday Nov. 18, 2019 The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a possible house fire in the 600 block of Ave F. N.  Three engines, one aerial, one heavy rescue and one battalion chief responded to the structure fire.  Fire crews arrived and found a fire in a back room of a the home and crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire in seven minutes.  The home was search for any occupants but the home was vacant.  The fire created heavy smoke in the house, crews ventilated the home. 

November 18, 2019 - 6:13pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department responded a report of a fire in a duplex at 1819 ave D north, at approximately 2:33 pm today. Three Engine companies, one Ladder truck, one Rescue truck and a Battalion Chief were dispatched.

November 16, 2019 - 4:09pm

For the first time since the notifynow emergency alert system was launched in 2014 an alert was issued city-wide to Saskatoon residents last night. The alert was issued at the request of Saskatoon Police to advise the public of the escape of two inmates, both considered to be violent, from the Regional Psychiatric Centre in the city’s northwest.

November 14, 2019 - 2:02pm

More than a firefighting service, the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) has been improving residents’ quality of life through emergency medical care for nearly 30 years.

SFD first introduced Emergency Medical Technicians in 1990, and now has over 140 Firefighter-Primary Care Paramedics providing emergency medical care throughout the city.

November 14, 2019 - 10:28am

At approximately 9:10 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 58th Street East and Miners Avenue. The caller reported a collision between a semi tractor-trailer and a car with the possibility of the car's lone occupant being trapped inside.

Two fire engines, one rescue unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for response.

November 13, 2019 - 3:20pm

At approximately 11:22 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department and Emergency Management Organization were alerted by the Saskatoon Police Service to a suspicious substance found in a mail processing facility located at 115 Avenue H South.

One fire engine, one haz-mat unit, one decontamination unit, one mobile command unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response. 

November 13, 2019 - 12:54pm

At approximately 8:51 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department and Emergency Management Organization were alerted by the Saskatoon Police Service to a suspicious package containing an unknown substance in a commercial retail warehouse located at 225 Betts Avenue.

One fire engine, one haz-mat unit, one decontamination unit, one mobile command unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response.

November 6, 2019 - 11:41am

On Tuesday Nov. 5th, 2019 at approximately 9:12 p.m.

November 6, 2019 - 2:16am

Just after 3:00 this afternoon, Saskatoon Fire Department received a report of house on fire at the 100 Block of Olmstead Road, in the Fairhaven area. Three Engines, one Rescue Unit, one Ladder Company, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched. 

November 2, 2019 - 5:15pm

Saskatoon Fire Department responds to an Apartment Fire at 403 Avenue P South

At 05:38 this evening The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting an apartment was on fire at 403 Avenue P South. 

Three Engines an Aerial Ladder a Rescue Truck and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.

October 31, 2019 - 8:19pm

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