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Cadets from the Firefighter Introduction Recruitment Experience (F.I.R.E.) program will be conducting a live-fire exercise on the training grounds at Fire Station No. 6, located at 3309 Taylor Street East, beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 5, 2019. The exercise is intended to provide a hands-on learning experience to F.I.R.E Cadets on safely using a fire extinguisher.
At approximately 8:13 this morning, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting smoke and flame coming from the front of a house located at 1138 Avenue P South. One occupant was reported to have self-evacuated and left the scene.
Three fire engines, one heavy rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response. Two fire investigation units were later dispatched to the scene upon confirmation of a working structure fire.
Cadets from the Firefighter Introduction Recruitment Experience (F.I.R.E.) program will be conducting a live-fire exercise on the training grounds at Fire Station No. 6, located at 3309 Taylor Street East, beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 3, 2019. The exercise is intended to provide a hands-on learning experience to F.I.R.E Cadets on safely using a fire extinguisher.
With dry conditions across all of Saskatchewan, the Saskatoon Fire Department would like to inform members of the public of provincial resources outlining the current jurisdictional fire bans in Saskatchewan. Additionally, residents are reminded of the requirements and regulations when using private or public fire pits within the City of Saskatoon.
Saskatoon fire department responded to a early morning garage fire at 215 Avenue E South. Trucks from # One hall, # Two hall, and a rescue truck from #Six hall responded to the incident.
At 16:43 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a report of a truck pulling a boat trailer, and they had both slid into the river and become submerged. The incident took place at the public boat launch on Spadina Crescent.
The Fire Department responded with five water trained personnel and the Battalion Chief. Once crews arrived and assessed the scene, the decision to use rescue divers to hook cables up to the trailer first, then the truck, and pull them both out with the use of two tow trucks was agreed upon.
Just before 2:00 PM the Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a two vehicle collision at 33rd Street and Circle Drive. One Engine, one Rescue Unit, and a Battalion Chief responded.
The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to a grass fire at 09:17 this morning. The fire was just West of Chappell Drive. An Engine, Brush truck, Tanker, and the Battalion Chief were initially dispatched.
First arriving crews immediately attacked the main body of the grass fire to gain control of it. A second Brush truck and Tanker were called to assist at the scene to assist with fire extension further to the West. The fire was contained, under control, and extinguished in approximately one hour.
Today, the Saskatoon Fire Department welcomes eleven new firefighters who bring with them a host of knowledge and experience as they begin their careers with the fire service in Saskatoon.
“Each of the eleven firefighters have shown great initiative through prior experience, community involvement, and the thorough recruitment process in preparing to join the Saskatoon Fire Department,” says Fire Chief Morgan Hackl. “Today we celebrate their significant achievement.”
At approximately 1:55 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received an emergency transmission over the radio from a Saskatoon Transit operator reporting a large grass fire in the area of 11th Street West and Fairlight Drive.
One brush truck and one water tanker were immediately dispatched for response.
At approximately 12:56 this afternoon, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a 54-foot shipping container on fire in the yard of 2435 Schuyler Street. Fire dispatchers obtained additional information from the caller for responding fire crews and quickly identified the product inside the shipping container to be a non-hazardous animal byproduct.
Three fire engines, one heavy rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response. One fire investigation unit was later requested for response.
Saskatoon Fire Department responds to a four-plex fire at 501 Avenue H South
At 05:11 this evening The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a house was on fire at 501 Avenue H South.
Three Engines an Aerial Ladder a Heavy Rescue Truck and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the scene.
Each year, water enthusiasts head out to the many lakes and rivers across the country to indulge in water sports and activities. The Saskatoon Fire Department emphasizes the importance of having and maintaining the proper flotation equipment.
Lifejackets and personal flotation devices (PFDs) are extremely important pieces of equipment when in or around bodies of water. Slight variations between the function and purpose of lifejackets and PFDs exist; however, both act as a life-saving flotation device.
At approximately 03:30 on Tuesday May 28th the Saskatoon Fire Department received a call from a neighbor of flames coming from the rear of 2015 20th St West. Three engines, one ladder truck, a heavy rescue and battalion chief were dispatched.
At 22:59 hrs the Saskatoon Fire Department dispatched an Engine company to a reported car fire behind 342 Ave R south, on arrival a garbage can, car and the deck on the first floor of an apartment building were on fire. An additional 2 Engines, Aerial truck, Rescue truck and Battalion chief were dispatched to assist with the fire.
Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire and evacuated the apartment building. Fire crews searched the building to ensured the fire had not spread and remained on scene to remove smoke form the building.