Two Pumpers in front of the Court House
Two Pumpers in front of the Court House
2008 and 2009 Ford Escapes
2008 and 2009 Ford Escapes
E-11
E-11
River Rescue Zodiac
River Rescue Zodiac
Safety Van
Safety Van
E11 in Front of the Museum
E11 in Front of the Museum
T30
T30
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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.

Structure Fire
In the early morning hours of April 20/14 the Prince Albert Fire Department responded with 3 units and 8 men to a garage fire in the 1700 block of Allbright Cres. Upon arrival crews found heavy smoke coming from the garage door. Crews quickly gained access into the garage and knocked down the fire but remained on scene for some time to ventilate smoke from the rest of the home. Residents of the home were alerted to the smoke and fire by their functioning smoke alarms and immediately left the residence upon discovering the fire. No injuries were sustained as a result of this incident. PAFD advises all residents to ensure that functioning smoke alarms are installed throughout your home. They do save lives.  
Public Safety Zoning
On 18-April-2014, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 1200 block of 16th Street West for a possible downed electrical power line. After the initial investigation, it was determined that the downed lined was a utility service communication line. The immediate area was barricaded to prevent any access near the downed communication line until the repairs are completed. 
Motor Vehicle Collision

On April 15/14 at approx. 12:38pm the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the Gateway Mall upper parking lot for a motor vehicle collision.  Crews cleaned up the fluids and debris from the accident and reported that one person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

 
Motor Vehicle Collision

On April 15, 2014 at approx. 4:49pm the Prince Albert Fire Department to a 2 vehicle MVC on highway 2.  Two miles North of St. Louis, Sask.  Two vehicles travelling in opposite directions sideswiped each other and both ended up in the ditch.  Crews did a cleanup of the area and there were no injuries reported.

 
Vehicle Accident

On April 14/14 at 5:05 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 700 block of 28th St. E. vehicle accident.  Crews cleaned the antifreeze left behind after a vehicle accident.

 
Fire Alarms Ringing

On April 14/14 at 4:21 pm, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 500 block of 28 St E for alarms ringing with 3 vehicles and 10 men.  Upon investigating, it was determined that a contractor in the building had set off the alarm accidentally by creating a large amount of dust while working.  The area had cleared by the time the interior crew went in to investigate and alarms had reset.

 
Possible Ice Rescue

On April 15/14 at 10:40 am, the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a report of 3 youth on the river ice near the rail bridge. On arrival the area was searched, no one was found in the area or in the water. There are large areas of open water on the river at this time; it is not safe for anyone to be on the ice.

 
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
On April 12, 2014 at approx. 6 pm the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a residence on LaCroix Cres for a report of a carbon monoxide alarm ringing.  After investigation there was found to be no carbon monoxide present and all the appliances were operating normally.

It was recommended that the detector was faulty and should be replaces.   
Smell of Propane Response
On April 12, 2014 at approx. 7:53 pm the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the area of the 1500 block of 14 St W to investigate a smell of propane released in the air.  On arrival and after investigation the crew could not locate a smell of propane and the complainant could no longer smell it.  
Single Vehicle Rollover
On April 11, 2014 at approximately 10:00 p.m. The Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a single vehicle roll-over 3 kilometers east of the City on Hwy 302. On arrival, crews found a lone occupant trapped with unknown injuries in the rolled vehicle. The rescue crew stabilized the vehicle and made entry in order to remove the driver. The driver was removed and taken to hospital for further assessment.  
Grass Fire
On Friday April 11, 2014 the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a small grass fire at the 1800 block and 15th street west in a vacant lot. Crews responded and extinguished the fire. Minimal damage. The fire was deemed suspicious.
The public is reminded that grass fire season has arrived and to be aware of responding fire apparatus on the city streets. 
STARS Helicopter Support
April 9th 2014 at 11:23 am. the Prince Albert Fire Department attended a STARS Air Medical Transport at the Victoria Hospital. 1 Engine and 4 firefighters responded to assist in landing the STARS Helicopter and assisted in loading of the patient for transport.
 
Structure Fire Response
On April 9, 2014 at approximately 8:30 a.m. the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a house fire which had been extinguished by the homeowners in the 300 block of 15th St West. On arrival and investigation, it was determined that the fire had been successfully extinguished. The fire was caused by faulty heating appliances used to warm a terrerium housing their pet reptile. Minimal damage was caused.
 
Structure Fire Responce

On April 4/14 at approx. 8:16 pm the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to 3700 Block of 2nd Ave W for a possible structure fire.  Black smoke was seen coming from the roof area and it was believed there may have been a fire.  Investigation found that the smoke was coming from the chimney of a recycled oil burning heating unit.  The unit was operating normally and there was no emergency.

 
Carbon Monoxide Alarm

On April 4/14 at approx. 11:07 pm the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the 900 block of St East to investigate a carbon monoxide alarm. Our investigation found no carbon monoxide in the home and all appliances to be operating normally. The alarm was possibly caused by a faulty detector.

 
Structure fire
On the evening of Apr. 3/14 the Prince Albert Fire Department responded with 3 units and eight men to a reported apartment fire in the unit block of River St. E.  Upon arrival crews found residents leaving the structure and the fire alarm ringing.  Upon investigation crews found that one of the roof top unit heaters had caught fire causing extensive damage to the unit itself as well as some damage to the roof.  Crews were on scene for over 3 hours dealing with the incident.  There were no injuries to report. 
 
CO Alarm Response
On March 31/2014 at 23:16 the Prince Albert Fire Department responded from another alarms ring call to a report of a carbon monoxide alarm with occupants feeling ill. One truck and four firefighters responded to the 1500 block of 12th St West. On arrival we found over 80ppm carbon monoxide in the house. The occupants went to the hospital to be checked by a doctor, while firefighters ventilated the house. Sask Energy arrived and determined the water heater was the cause of the CO. The occupants were alerted to the danger because they had a working carbon monoxide alarm. 
Animal Rescue

On April 1/14 the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a call for an injured dog on the railway bridge.  Upon arrival crews found that the owner and the dog had wondered onto the railway bridge and once they got half way across the bridge the dog became frightened and would not move.  Crews placed the dog in a stokes basket and carried her off the bridge to reunited her with her owner.  "Baby Girl" the dog was happy to get her feet back on solid ground.

The Prince Albert Fire Department would like to remind residents that walking on the railway bridge is extremely dangerous and not recommended.  Please use the pedestrian walkway located on the Diefenbaker Bridge.





 
Structure Fire Response
31-March-2014@ 09:35, Prince Albert Fire Dept. responded to a residential structure fire in the area of Telfer Bay. Fire Dept. personnel extinguished a fire in the attached garage. A stove top burner was accidently turned on which caused some combustibles to ignite. Fire was contained to the stove with smoke damage to the garage. No injuries reported.  
Pot on the stove.
On March 29, 2014 at approx 7:24 am the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to a residence in the 300 block of River Street West for a possible structure fire.  On arrival and after investigation it was determined that a pot had been left cooking on a stove unattended.  Light smoke had filled a suite in the building.  Crew members ventilated the building and reported no damages or injuries as a result of this call. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On March 27, 2014 at approx 7:30 pm the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the intersection of 11th avenue and 1st east for an accident involving two vehicles.  One vehicle sustained front end damages and was towed from the scene.  Fire department members removed fluids and debris from the street.  There were no injuries to report. 
Motor Vehicle Collision
On March 24, 2014 at 7pm the Prince Albert Fire Department responded to Central Ave and 28 Street for an accident where a vehicle hit the meridian.  Fire crews cleaned up fluids that leaked from the vehicle and reported no injuries as a result of this incident. 
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