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The Saskatoon Fire Department responded to two structure fires early Saturday morning. Fire Dispatch received a 911 call at 1:45 am reporting a flames at a four-plex on the 300 block of Ave T South. A total of eight apparatus responded with the first arriving firefighters observing a fire on the front steps. The fire was quickly brought under control and the home searched for occupants. Finding none the scene was turned over the fire investigator.
As we (slowly) transition into spring weather, the Saskatoon Fire Department advises community members of considerations to make during the freeze-thaw cycle that has begun over the past month.
At approximately 15:17 this afternoon Saskatoon Fire dispatchers received a call of a male who had been in the river and was in distress. One Engine company was dispatched to the scene.
On arrival a male patient who had been in the water was found. It was determined that the best way to get this patient rescued would be to use the Fire Department Rescue boat and move him to the boat launch were an ambulance would then transport to hospital. The Rescue team was dispatched and the boat launched . The patient was retrieved and transported to the boat launch without issue.
At approximately 10:33 Saskatoon Fire Dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a male jumping from the Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge.
One fire pump with two surface water swimmers , one rescue boat with two surface water swimmers and two rescue divers and a Battalion Chief were dispatched.
On arrival crews made visual contact with the male , the rescue boat was launched. The male was quickly pulled from the water into the rescue boat were
The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a fire in a large Commercial Shop at approximately 01:43 this morning. Two Fire Engines, one Water Tanker, one Brush Truck, one Rescue Unit, and a Battalion Chief were dispatched to the incident.
At approximately 7:50 a.m. on March 25, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a transformer on fire in the area of Edmonton Avenue and 33rd Street West. Upon further questioning of the callers, fire dispatchers determined that a passenger car had collided with a transformer resulting in a fire.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. on March 22, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department was alerted to a possible structure fire in the rural municipality of Corman Park. It was reported that the house was filling with smoke, the lone occupant had self-evacuated, and that one cat remained inside.
Four fire engines, one rescue unit, one water tanker, one brush truck, and one battalion chief responded to the scene.
At approximately 12:26 p.m. on March 23, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a fire inside a retail Canadian Tire store at the Confederation Mall. All staff and customers were reported to have self-evacuated prior to the arrival of fire crews.
Four fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, one battalion chief, and one fire investigation unit were dispatched for response.
At approximately 15:40 this afternoon fire crews responded to black smoke coming from the overhead doors of a local body shop.
Dispatched were three pumps, one ladder truck, one rescue truck and Battalion Chief. On arrival crews found heavy smoke through out the building.
Entry was made and the seat of the fire found and quickly extinguished. A search of the building found no occupants.
The building was then ventilated and checked for any hot spots. An investigator is now on the scene checking for a cause .
At approximately 4:12 p.m. on March 19, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call alerting to a possible structure fire at 205 109th Street West. The caller reported smoke visibly exiting the house as multiple occupants evacuated.
Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one aerial ladder truck, and one battalion chief were dispatched for immediate response.
Just after 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 17, 2020, The Saskatoon Fire Department received numerous 9-1-1 calls reporting a garge fire in the alley of the 1300 block 20th ST W. The first arriving engine was previously dispatched to a dumpster fire in the 1400 block of 20th ST W when they saw the garge fire and responded to the structure fire.
On March 12, 2020 at approximately 4:00 p.m., the Saskatoon Fire Department in consultation with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, migrated our four firefighters from a self-isolation state to self-monitoring. Self- monitoring is required for 14 days after any risk of exposure. There are no restrictions on attending work or schools but an individual must avoid crowded spaces and vulnerable people. In addition, individuals must watch for new symptoms and be continuously tracking their body temperature.
The Saskatoon Fire Department confirms that Fire Station No. 4 is under a precautionary quarantine.
At approximately 10:02 p.m. on March 11, 2020, one fire engine responded to a medical call for a patient experiencing shortness of breath. It became known that the patient was to be tested for COVID-19.
The quarantine of four staff members is a precautionary measure and will remain in effect until COVID-19 test results can be obtained and reviewed for the patient that was being treated.
On March 11, 2020 at approximately 7:27 p.m.
The Saskatoon Fire Department is uniquely pleased to announce the appointment of Yvonne Raymer to the rank of Assistant Chief – Public Relations & Community Risk Reduction.