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Prince Albert Fire Department
76 - 15th Street East
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 1E8

Phone:  (306) 953-4200
Fax:  (306) 922-2272

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Major Incidents
The following stream of news items reflects the major, higher-risk incidents that the department is called upon to attend and does not include all emergency calls.

Alarms Ringing
On Aug. 26/14 at approx. 5:30pm, the PAFD responded to the 900 block of 7th St East for alarms ringing.  On arrival no fire was found and was determined to be a police matter.
 
STARS Landing Assist
On August 26/14 at 3:56 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to the Victoria Hospital to assist the STARS helicopter with landing and taking off. One patient was transferred from Victoria Hospital to Saskatoon. 
Grass Fire
On August 26/14, at 1:40 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Dept responded to behind Barton Drive for a grass fire. Appox. 1 acre was on fire which Firefighters quickly extinguished. No injuries or loss were reported. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On Aug. 26/14 at 11am, the PAFD responded to the 100 block of Macdowell Crescent for alarms ringing.  On arrival it was found to be a false alarm from dust created by renovations.
 
Motor Vehicle Collision
In the early morning of August 26, 2014 at approx. 4 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision between a half ton truck and a parked/unoccupied vehicle.  The incident took place in the 800 block of 4th St East. Both the driver and passenger were taken to hospital by EMS staff for further assessment.

The Fire Department disconnected a battery and cleaned up debris and spilled fluids from the vehicles involved.  Police are investigating the incident.
 
Unauthorized Burning
On August 25, 2014 at approx. 8:50 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 200 block of 31St East for a report of unauthorized burning.  On arrival, the fire crew found that a person was burning a tree stump which was causing a considerable amount of smoke. The fire was extinguished and the home owner was reminded that burning was only permitted in approved fire pit. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On August 24, 2014 at approx. 6:30 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded a residence in the 200 block of 22nd St West for alarms ringing.  It was determined that the alarm was false; the alarm was activated as a result of cooking.
 
STARS Landing Assist
On August 23/14 at 07:00 hours, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the Victoria Hospital with 3 Firefighters and 1 Engine to assist STARS Air Ambulance with a landing. Firefighters controlled traffic and secured a landing zone for the helicopter and assisted STARS staff with patient loading. Firefighters were on scene for 1 hour and 45 minutes. 
Motor Vehicle Collision - Electrical Hazard
On 23-August-2014 at approximately 1:03pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1100 block of 17th Street West for an MVC involving a downed electrical power line. After the initial investigation, it was determined that a vehicle had struck a power pole, and energized the immediate area due to the multiple downed power lines. The single occupant was temporarily trapped inside of the vehicle due to the downed power lines energizing the vehicle. The immediate area was barricaded to prevent any access near the area by the Prince Albert Fire Department until SaskPower arrived and de- energized the power lines, and the vehicle involved in the incident. SaskPower remained on scene to restore power to the local area, and Parkland EMS transported the single occupant to the Victoria Hospital for further assessment. 
Playground Equipment Fire
On August 22, 2014 at approximately 8:05pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to Ecole Vickers School for a playground equipment fire with 3 Firefighters, 1 Engine and a Utility truck. Upon arrival, Firefighters found a small child’s basketball net had melted. No fire was found and the incident was terminated with no report of any injuries. Firefighters were on scene for 10 minutes. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On Aug 22/14 at 19:40, PAFD responded to a 2 vehicle MVC at the intersection of 7 Ave and 5 St East. On arrival, there was extensive damage to one vehicle and some damage to the other. Firefighters cleaned up the roadway, engine fluids and disconnected the battery for safety. There were no injuries due to the accident. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On 22-August-2014 at approximately 2:00 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 2200 block of 6th Avenue West for fire alarms ringing. It was quickly determined by the monitoring alarm company to be a false alarm. There were no injuries or damages to report. 
Alarms Ringing
On Friday Aug 22/14 at approx. 07:30 the Prince Albert Fire Department responded with 3 units and 8 men to the 900 Block of Cook Drive for fire alarms ringing. Upon arrival crews found that the shower in the house had set off the fire alarm. 
Structure Fire
On August 20/14, at 11:37 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Dept responded to the Eastview Trailer Court area for a structure fire. On arrival firefighters found a fully involved shed which they quickly extinguished. There were no injuries and the fire is under investigation. 
Cooking Incident
On Aug 20/14 at 14:00 3 units and 8 firefighters responded to report of structure fire with smoke showing in the 400 block of 24th St East. On arrival firefighters found a home filled with smoke, the cause being a pot of food left on the stove. The burned material was removed and the home ventilated. No property damage beyond light smoke damage. Firefighters removed a small puppy, unharmed, from the smoke. No injuries reported. Please be sure all cooking appliances are off before leaving home and have working smoke detectors in the home. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On August 19, 2014 at 5:45am Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the intersection of 15th Street and 2nd Avenue West for a two vehicle MVC - Semi vs Car. On arrival, crews investigated and determined that no one was trapped. The driver of the car was transported to Victoria Hospital for unknown injuries. Fire crews cleaned debris and fluids from street and one vehicle was towed from scene. 
Alarms Ringing
On August 18, 2014 at 10:20pm Prince Albert Fire Department responded to 600 block of 19th Street West for alarms ringing. Fire crews investigated and found it to be a false alarm - as cooking set off the smoke alarm. 
STARS Assist - Stood Down
On Aug 15/14 at 21:33 1 unit and 3 firefighters responded to request for STARS helicopter landing assist at Victoria Union Hospital. The STARS landing was stood down, firefighters returned to firehall. 
Dumpster Fire
On Aug 15/14 at 19:49 the Prince Albert Fire Department responded with 1 unit and 3 firefighters to a trash bin fire behind a business in Cornerstone. On arrival firefighters found the bin fire was endangering the building and had already warped a large section of the building siding. The fire in the bin was extinguished and the building wall checked for fire and heat extension. Damage was confined to the exterior siding, approximately $4000.00 damage. Cause is undetermined at this time. No injuries reported. 
Camper Fires
On August 14/14, at 2:04 am, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to the 600 block of 8th Street East for two campers on fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished both campers and prevented any fire spread to nearby houses. There were no injuries and the fire is under investigation. 
Smoke Investigation
On August 13/14 at 11:32 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to the 1000 block of 8th Street East for smoke in the area. Firefighters investigated the area but did not find any smoke or fire in the area. 
Alarms Ringing
On August 13/14 at 7:09 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to the Victoria Hospital for fire alarms ringing. On arrival firefighters found that maintenance personnel were doing some work in a room where dust had set off the fire alarm.  
Garbage Bin Fire
On August13th/ 2014 at 05:28 am, PAFD responded with 1 unit and 3 men to the 300 block of 32nd street East for a garbage bin fire. A private steel dumpster was involved in a business’s parking lot. There were no injuries as a result, the can sustained damage to its paint. 
Smoke Investigation
On August 11/14, at 1:38 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Dept, responded to the 200 block of 19th Street West for smoke in the area. On arrival firefighters found a homeowner was raking there yard and burning the rubbish in there fire pit. It was explained to them that burning yard wastes in the City is not allowed and had to be extinguished. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On August 11/14 at 10:28 am, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to the 2800 block of Bradbury Drive for fire alarms ringing. On arrival firefighters found that the alarm company was doing some repairs to the alarm system and it was a false alarm. 
Structure Fire
On August 10/14, at approximately 9:27 am, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to the 700 block of Cuelenaere Street for a structure fire. On arrival Firefighters found smoke venting through the roof. Firefighters entered the structure and did a search of the residence and found no one home but did rescue two dogs from the house. The fire was contained and extinguished in the attic space. Moderate damage was sustained to the structure. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.  
Electrical Hazard Response
On 09-August-2014 at approximately 18:20 hrs, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the intersection of 6th Avenue North West and 12 Street North West for a downed electrical power line. After the initial investigation, it was determined that a large tree had fallen onto an electrical power line. The immediate area was barricaded to prevent any access near the area of concern by the Prince Albert Fire Department until SaskPower arrived on scene and removed the tree off of the power line. There were no damages or injuries to report. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On the 09-Aug-2014 @ 17:46, Prince Albert Fire Department responded with one Engine/Rescue and four firefighters to a 2 vehicle MVC at the intersection of 13 St. and 15 Ave. West. Vehicles sustained significant damage from a T-Bone collision. All occupants refused medical treatment. Fire department personnel cleaned up fluids and debris from the roadway and disconnected the batteries. Both vehicles removed from the scene by PA Auto Wreckers. 
Garbage Bin Fire
At 00:12 hours, on August 8, 2014 the Prince Albert Fire Department responded with 1 engine and 3 Firefighters to a garbage bin fire in the 1400 block of 16 Street West. A city recycle bin was destroyed. Firefighters were on scene for 20 minutes. Damage is estimated at $500.00. There were no injuries reported. 
EMS Assist
On August 7/14 at 17:40 hours, members of the Prince Albert Fire Department were called to a residence in the 1600 block of 14 Street West to assist Parkland Ambulance in gaining access into a house because of a medical alarm. Firefighters forced the door on the house and assisted Parkland with a search, and found the house vacant. The scene was turned over to the Prince Albert Police Service. An engine company (with three firefighters) was on scene for about 20 minutes. No injuries were reported. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On the 07-Aug-2014 @ 09:28 am, Prince Albert Fire Department responded to fire alarms ringing in the 500blk of 28 St. East. Upon investigation, fire department personnel discovered that a high efficiency light bulb had burnt out causing light smoke to activate a hallway smoke detector. No damage or injuries to report. 
Outside Fire
On August 6/14 at 7:12 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded with 1 Engine and 1 grass unit with 3 Firefighters to a report of brush on fire in the 1900 block of 15 Street West. Upon arrival, Firefighters found about 20 pallets and various plastic crates were on fire amongst some trees. The fire was extinguished but not before the fire reached the height of the overhead power lines. 1 power line was down and another had to be replaced by Sask Power. A vehicle parked along the property line also sustained minor heat damage. Firefighters were on scene for about an hour extinguishing the fire and securing the scene for Sask Power. There were no reports of injuries. 
Reported Structure Fire
On Aug 6/14 at 7:04 pm, PAFD responded with 3 vehicles and 8 men to a structure fire on Bradshaw Place. Interior crew went in and found that the kitchen stove top element had been turned on and a cover plate had heated up causing light smoke in the residence. We ventilated the building and there were no damages. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On 06-August-2014 at approximately 3:00 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 3600 block of 5th Avenue East for Fire Alarms Ringing. It was quickly determined by the monitoring Alarm Company to be a false alarm. There were no injuries or damages to report. 
Dumpster Fire
On Aug 5/14 at 9:17 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded with 1 unit and 3 men to the 400 block of 13th Street East for a garbage bin fire. A private steal dumpster was involved in a business compound. Damages were confined to the bin. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On Aug 5/14 at approx. 9:15 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 800 block of 1st Ave. East for an alarms ringing. On arrival it was determined that some burnt food had set off the alarm. There were no damages to report. 
False Report of Fire
On Aug 5/14 at 7:46 am, PAFD responded to 1100 block of 14 St. West for a fence on fire. On arrival, there was no fire in the area and the crew returned to the station. 
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
On Aug 4/14 at 11:11 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 900 block of Allbright Crescent for a carbon monoxide alarm activation. We found no carbon monoxide readings on our detector and determined that the detector in the home was malfunctioning. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On August 4, 2014 at 2:40 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 800 block of 4th Avenue North West for fire alarms ringing. Fire crews investigated the home and it was determined that the cause of alarm was a faulty detector. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On August 4, 2014 at 1:00 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 3400 block of 2nd Avenue West for Motor Vehicle Accident fluid clean-up.  While responding our crew was called off as we were not needed on scene. 
Unattended Fires
On August 3rd/2014, at 9:30 PAFD responded Little Red River Park with 1 unit and 2 men for unattended Fire checks. As a result, 2 fires were located in unapproved areas of the park. There were no injuries or property loss as a result. 
Alarms Ringing
On Aug 3/14 at approx. 8:30am The Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to Holy Cross School for alarms ringing. After some investigation it was found to be a false alarm do to some mechanical issues.

On Aug 3/14 at approx. 9:30am, the Prince Albert Fire Dept. again responded to Holy Cross School for alarms ringing. After investigation and talking to the superintendent the alarm system was not operating normally. Corrective measures were going to take place to solve the issue. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On August 2nd at 8:20pm, PAFD responded with three trucks and eight fire fighters, to fire alarms ringing at a residence in the 200 block of 15th Avenue East. On arrival, it was determined that smoke from cooking had set off the alarm, and there had been no fire or damage to the structure. 
Fire Alarms Ringing
On August 2nd at 8:20pm, PAFD responded with three trucks and eight fire fighters, to fire alarms ringing at a residence in the 200 block of 15th Avenue East. On arrival, it was determined that smoke from cooking had set off the alarm, and there had been no fire or damage to the structure. 
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
On Aug. 2/14 at 3:12 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Dept, responded to the 200 block of MacDowall Crescent for a carbon monoxide alarm. On arrival firefighters found no carbon monoxide and the cause was determined to be a malfunctioning detector. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On August 2/14 at 12:20 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Dept, responded to the Diefenbaker bridge for a two vehicle accident. One person was transported by ambulance for minor injuries. Both vehicles were still drivable and were driven off the bridge to continue traffic flow. 
Medical Assist
On August 2nd/2014, at 9:26, PAFD responded to the 300 block of 32nd Street West for a medical assist. The assist was due to a mobility issue. There were no injuries or property loss to report. 
Vehicle Fire
On July 31 at 01:30am, The Prince Albert Fire Department responded with 1 Engine and 4 Firefighters to the rear of a residence in the 1300 block of 15 Street West for a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, a fully involved ½ ton truck was burning. Firefighters extinguished the fire using hand lines. The truck was towed from the scene by Prince Albert City Police for further investigation. Damage is estimated at $3500.00. There were no injuries reported. Personnel were on scene for approximately 30 minutes. 
Service Investigation
On July 29/14 at 18:54, PAFD responded to a fire pit service investigation on the 200 block of 21 St W. The fire pit was approved and the homeowner was given literature on fire pits. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On July 29/14 at 18:19, PAFD responded with 4 firefighters and a rescue truck to a 2 vehicle MVC at the intersection of 13 St and 15 Ave W. Firefighters disconnected the batteries due to the substantial damage to the vehicles. Crews cleaned up the fluids and debris from the collision. There were no injuries to report. 
Dumpster Fire
On July 28, 2014, at 02:53 PAFD responded with 1 unit and 3 firefighters to the 700 block of 28th Street East for a garbage bin fire. A private steel dumpster was involved. There were no injuries as a result. 
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