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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.

 

April 4, 2020 - 9:33am

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.

April 2, 2020 - 10:01am

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.

March 29, 2020 - 7:09pm

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

March 28, 2020 - 11:39am

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.

March 26, 2020 - 4:33am

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.

March 25, 2020 - 8:39am

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.

March 23, 2020 - 3:25pm

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. 

March 23, 2020 - 1:11pm

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 .

March 21, 2020 - 5:10pm

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. 

March 19, 2020 - 5:10pm

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.

March 17, 2020 - 10:20pm

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. 

March 16, 2020 - 3:00pm

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.

March 12, 2020 - 9:07am

On March 11, 2020 at approximately 7:27 p.m.

March 11, 2020 - 9:50pm

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.

March 10, 2020 - 10:43am

At 22:20, March 7th, 2020 The Saskatoon Fire Department received a request from the R.M. of Montrose Fire Dept. for assistance in dealing with a fire at the Nutrien Vanscoy Potash Operation at 16 Agrium Rd, Vanscoy. The initial request was for Hazmat support and consultation in dealing with a chemical fire that involve 3 tanks. Hazmat 7 was dispatched at approximately 20:32 and reported to Incident Command on site.

March 8, 2020 - 6:16am

As spring gets closer, the Saskatoon Fire Department would like to pass on some tips to help make sidewalks safer during the freeze-thaw cycle that is beginning to occur.

Keeping sidewalks safe for pedestrians

Be a good neighbour to help prevent slips and falls: residents are required to clear sidewalks adjacent to their property within 48 hours from when any snow, ice, or debris forms or builds up.

What you can do:

March 6, 2020 - 2:55pm

On March 2, 2020 at approximately 4:47 pm, The Saskatoon Fire Department received a call informing dispatchers of a male patient in distress in the Sutherland dog park on the river bank.  One engine company, one rescue company and a battalion chief responded to the scene.  Crews were met in the parking lot by the caller and directed to the area where the patient was located.  Due to the location of the patient and the steep and slippery conditions, the crews had to set up a low angle technical rope rescue system to gain access to and safely remove the patient from the river bank.  Once the

March 2, 2020 - 9:15pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call at 8:22 pm on February 27, 2020 reporting smoke and fire in a townhouse on Fairbrother Crescent.  Dispatched to the scene were 3 Engines, a Ladder, a Rescue, a Battalion Chief and a Fire Investigator.  Upon arrival  firefighters confirmed three occupants were outside.  The Incident Command directed firefighters to advance hose lines into the structure and within a few minutes had the fire under control.  

February 28, 2020 - 10:13am

At approximately 9:42 a.m. on February 25, 2020, the Saskatoon Fire Department and the Emergency Management Organization responded to a mail processing facility, located at 817 51st Street East, for reports of a suspicious package leaking its contents. 

One fire engine, one haz-mat unit, one decontamination unit, one mobile command unit, and multiple support staff responded to the scene.

February 25, 2020 - 12:03pm

The Saskatoon Fire Department has completed its investigation into the garage fire at 235 Ave J North and has determined the cause to be accidental.  The fire damage estimate is set at $25,000 for the contents and structure.

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February 23, 2020 - 10:19am

At approximately 8:04 pm tonight the Saskatoon Fire Department received a 911 call reporting a detached garage on fire behind 235 Ave J North. 3 engine companies, 1 ladder truck, 1 rescue truck and a Battalion chief were dispatched.

En-route a train crossing 22nd street delayed the 2 engines and the ladder requiring 2 additional engines to be dispatched from other halls.

February 22, 2020 - 9:44pm

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

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