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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

At approximately 17:55 tonight Saskatoon fire department received a 911 call form the midtown mall reporting smoke and a possible electrical fire in a mechanical room in the parkade of the mall.

Three Engines, One Ladder truck, one Rescue truck and a Battalion chef were dispatched to the call. On arrival fire crews found a significant amount of smoke in the parkade, an addition fire engine was called to respond at that time.

October 28, 2019 - 8:37pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a fire in a piece of machinery located in a Large Commercial Metal Manufacturing Building at approximately 9:57 this evening. Two Fire Engines, one Water Tanker, one Brush Truck, one Rescue Unit, and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the incident.

October 24, 2019 - 11:37pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department is concluding on scene of a structure fire in the 1100 block of 3rd Avenue North.

Initial reports of this incident had indicated maintenance work being conducted on the roof of the structure; all maintenance personnel had made it off of the roof and were accounted for prior to the arrival of the first responding fire engine. Additionally, all employees of the affected businesses had self-evacuated to a safe location. 

October 24, 2019 - 6:57pm

At approximately 4:42 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls alerting to a business on fire at 1102 3rd Avenue North. 

Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one fire investigation unit, and one battalion chief have currently been deployed to the fire scene.

Upon arrival of the first responding fire crew, smoke could be observed exiting the roof of the structure. Firefighters immediately established a laddered connection to the roof and began investigating to identify a source of the smoke. 

October 24, 2019 - 5:40pm

At approximately 12:26 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a confirmed multi-unit residential structure fire at 555 12th Street East with the possibility of one individual trapped on the roof.

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

October 22, 2019 - 1:24pm

The on scene fire examination has concluded and the circumstances causing the fire are undetermined.  This fire is not considered suspicious as there are a couple of potential heat sources that may have contributed its cause.  The damaged caused by this fire is estimated to be $50,000.00.

October 22, 2019 - 11:46am

The on scene fire investigation has been completed and the cause of the fire is deemed suspicious and the file turned over to Saskatoon Police Service.  The fire damage is estimated at $8000.00.

October 22, 2019 - 11:33am

At approximately 8:40 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a motor vehicle collision with confirmed entrapment on Avenue E North at 31st Street West. 

One fire engine, one heavy rescue unit, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response. 

October 22, 2019 - 9:27am

Garage Fire 113 Avenue M South.

October 22, 2019 - 7:19am

Garage Fire 308 Avenue J North.

October 22, 2019 - 6:27am

At 19:27 this evening, Saskatoon Fire Department received a report of a structure on fire at the 600 block of Avenue H South. Three Engines, one Rescue Unit, one Aerial Company, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched to respond.

October 19, 2019 - 9:13pm

Garage Fire on 300 block of Whitney Avenue South.

At 08:23 this morning The Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a garage was on fire on the 300 block of Whitney Avenue South. 

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

October 19, 2019 - 10:37am

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 01:55 this morning reporting a shed on fire behind #41 Bell Cres. Three Engine companies, One Ladder truck, One Rescue truck and a Battalion Chief were dispatched.

On arrival fire crews found a shed and fence on fire, two houses down at 45 Bell Cres another shed was on fire. Crews quickly extinguished the flames on the first shed, then extended a second fire hose to extinguish the second shed.  Crews searched both sheds and no occupants were found, extensive overhaul was required to extinguish the fire.

October 19, 2019 - 3:09am

The Saskatoon Fire Department is proud to present the first report of its kind in over 25 years - the 2018 Year In Review!

The report, an informative document highlighting the important initiatives and accomplishments recently achieved by the Saskatoon Fire Department, was presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development, and Community Services on October 15, 2019.

October 16, 2019 - 1:45pm

The Saskatoon fire Department received a 911 call reporting a house fire in the 200 Block of Avenue X South at approximately 8:18 this evening. Three Fire Engines, one Ladder Truck, one Heavy Rescue Unit, one Fire Investigation Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched to the incident.

October 14, 2019 - 10:38pm

At approximately 7:54 pm tonight Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a house on fire, further callers clarified that it was a garage on fire.

Three engine companies, one ladder truck, one heavy rescue truck and a battalion chief were immediately dispatched.

October 12, 2019 - 10:19pm

At approximately 8:27 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a duplex on fire at 1827 Avenue D North. 

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

October 8, 2019 - 9:12am

Saskatoon Fire Dept responded around 9:30 pm Monday evening for a report of a natural gas smell in the area of the 700 block of Spadina Cres E.  After investigating Fire crews found the cause of the odor came from a gas line that had been punctured in an open excavation pit beside 750 Spadina Cres. E.  The building was evacuated and the area was blocked off by Police and Fire crews.  Sask Energy was called and stopped the leak.  There were no injuries and was no damage to property. 

October 8, 2019 - 1:18am

This year, Fire Prevention Week runs from October 6th to October 12th.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has made this year’s Fire Prevention Week’s theme Not every hero wears a cape. PLAN and PRACTICE your ESCAPE! This theme focuses on education around the small but important actions community members can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

October 7, 2019 - 9:15am

Just before Five O'clock this afternoon, Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a two vehicle MVC on 8th Street at Circle Drive. Two Engines, one Rescue Unit, and one Battalion Chief were dispatched.

On arrival, crews found two passenger vehicles had collided at the intersection, causing one of them to rollover onto its roof. Fire paramedics quickly determined there was only one patient remaining in the rolled vehicle, unable to self extricate. The other occupant and the driver of the second vehicle were accounted for and uninjured.

October 1, 2019 - 6:00pm

At approximately 1:00 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting smoke coming from a multi-unit housing facility located at 2602 Taylor Street East. 

September 30, 2019 - 1:40pm

2 Vehicle Collision requires Rescue on College Drive.

At 09:26 this afternoon The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a collision between a Truck and a SUV at the intersection of College Drive and Preston Avenue. 

An Engine a Rescue Truck and a Battalion Chief were dispatched and responded to the scene.

September 28, 2019 - 1:19pm

At approximately 2:23 a.m. Sept. 28, 2019 The Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a fire in a apartment on the 500 block of Ave X.

September 28, 2019 - 11:55am

At approximately 2:23 a.m. Sept. 28, 2019 The Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a fire in a apartment on the 500 block of Ave X.

September 28, 2019 - 7:36am

At approximately 11:27 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department was alerted to a motor vehicle collision between a semi tractor-trailer and a cube van on Highway 12. It was reported that one of the vehicles involved was transporting chemicals at the time of the collision.

September 27, 2019 - 1:04pm

Saskatoon Fire Department responded to 410 Montreal Ave South at approximately 9:09 pm tonight, for  a reported fire in a bedroom of a care home. Three Engines, One ladder Truck, One Heavy Rescue Truck and a Battalion Chief responded.

September 25, 2019 - 10:55pm

The investigation into the cause of this fire has been concluded and it was determined unattended cooking contributed to a fire starting in the kitchen of the third floor suite. Fire damage was limited to the suite in which the fire started along with heavy smoke damage to the third floor hallway. 

It is estimated this fire caused $80,000 damage.

Saskatoon Fire Department reminds everyone not to leave cooking unattended.

September 23, 2019 - 11:01am

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