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Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) has begun construction of a new regional training facility. A ceremonial groundbreaking took place on the morning of September 21, 2022, with dignitaries from Saskatoon, RM of Corman Park, Martensville and Warman in attendance.
Fire investigation has concluded for the fire that occurred on September 11, 2022 in the 400 Block of Wellman Crescent. Cause of the fire was accidental due to internal heating from oil soaked rags used for staining which ignited. Construction materials in the area of the rags caught fire as well. The sprinkler system did its function and kept the fire small on the second floor of this commercial structure. Damage is estimated at $10,000.
No injuries to civilians or firefighters occurred as a result of this fire.
At 5:14 p.m., the Saskatoon Fire Department received a call from an alarm monitoring company of the alarm signaling at a structure in the 400 Block of Wellman Crescent. One fire engine was dispatched to investigate the alarm signal from this property. On arrival, fire crews indicated the fire alarm was ringing and there was water flowing from the automatic sprinkler system on the second floor. After further investigation, it was identified that there was smoke visible on the second floor. Another two fire engines, a ladder truck, a rescue unit and the Battalion Chief were dispatched. F
As a tribute to the firefighters who risk their lives to keep Canadians safe, the second Sunday in September of each year is formally designated in memory of firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. This year, Firefighters’ National Memorial Day will take place on Sunday, September 11.
At 11:13 p.m. on September 6, 2022, the Saskatoon Fire Department received an alert from the ambulance service of a vehicle that rolled over on its roof. The location was updated as being on Idylwyld Drive North near Ruth Street. One fire engine, one rescue unit and that Battalion Chief were dispatched. First arriving fire crews reported one vehicle involved lying on its roof. Crew assessed the patient inside the vehicle and determined there were minor injuries. No extrication with tools was required. Patient care was transferred to the ambulance service.
At 6:41 a.m. on September 5, 2022, the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) received a report of a female in the river hanging onto a log. Two fire engines, a water rescue team and boat along with the Battalion Chief were dispatched. First arriving fire crew got eyes on the female. The boat entered the water and proceeded to the female's location. The SFD water rescue team reached the female by boat at 6:55 a.m. and returned her safely to shore.
Care for the female was transferred to the ambulance service.
At 3:38 a.m. on September 5, 2022, the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) received a report of a female in the water under the Circle Drive Bridge from the Saskatoon Police. Two fire engines, a water rescue boat along with the Battalion Chief were dispatched.
At 9:39 a.m. on September 4, 2022, the Saskatoon Fire Department received a call reporting a garbage can and garage on fire. Three fire engines, one ladder unit, one rescue unit and the Battalion Chief were dispatched. On arrival, fire crews reported the garage was fully involved in fire. All incoming fire crews were assigned tactical duties. An exterior extinguishment was initiated immediately. Fire crews extinguished the fire on the exterior and advance into the interior of the garage. The fire was brought under control at 9:58 a.m. A Fire Investigator was requested to attend.
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At 4:24 a.m., on September 2, 2022, the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) received a 911 call reporting a structure fire in the 100 Block of Kellins Crescent. Three fire engines, one rescue unit, one ladder truck and the Battalion Chief were dispatched. On arrival, a shed and fence were fully involved. First arriving fire crews identified that two fire engines could handle the fire and all other incoming crews were returned to their stations. The fire was brought under control at 4:36 a.m. The Fire Investigator was requested to attend. Fire caused $5000 in damage, originated with the fe
At 08:26 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022 the Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) received a 9-1-1 call reporting dark gray smoke coming from a mobile home on the 200 block of Grant Street. Three engines, one ladder, one rescue truck and one battalion chief were dispatched.
Upon arriving, fire crews observed a mobile home fully involved in fire. The fire crew began extinguishing the flames and a search of the interior was conducted with no one found within the residence. Fire suppression continued and the fire was brought under control at 09:07 p.m.