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City of Saskatoon - News Releases


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

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