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Fire crews respond to a garage fire Aug. 28, 2016.

Fire causes major damage to a Saskatoon garage

By 650 CKOM August 28, 2016 - 7:45am Updated: August 28, 2016 - 9:19am

Heavy flames and smoke as a garage on Avenue E South burned Sunday morning.   Fire crews were called to 204 Avenue E around 5:50 a.m. and found the detached garage fully...

Waves crashing.

Off-duty Saskatoon fire inspector helps save man's life in Mexico

By Bre McAdam March 11, 2016 - 4:55pm Updated: March 14, 2016 - 11:49pm

While on vacation in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico last month, David Faulkner's playful beach day was interrupted by the cries of a man in the ocean.

The off-duty fire...

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Saskatoon balcony fire evacuates west-side apartment building

By 650 CKOM March 1, 2016 - 7:25am Updated: March 1, 2016 - 7:25am

Residents living in a west-side apartment complex in Saskatoon received an early wake-up Tuesday.   Saskatoon fire crews were called at 1:40 a.m. after reports of smoke coming...

3 in hospital after crash with semi

By 650 CKOM February 6, 2016 - 9:26am Updated: February 6, 2016 - 9:26am

Three young adults are recovering in hospital after their car collided with a semi early Saturday.   Two men and a woman were in a half ton truck that collided with a semi-...

The Saskatoon Fire Department is reminding residents to keep themselves and their pets off the river ice after a dog fell through and died Monday.

Fire department highlights river danger after death of dog that fell in

By 650 CKOM December 29, 2015 - 6:22am Updated: December 29, 2015 - 6:22am

The Saskatoon Fire Department is reminding residents to keep themselves and their pets off the river ice after a dog fell through and died Monday.

The water rescue unit...

Grain-bin emergency training, Craig Kihn sinking into a bin of flax seed.

Firefighters show off new equipment they hope to never use

By paNOW staff November 9, 2015 - 10:10am Updated: November 9, 2015 - 10:10am

Surrounded by his fellow firefighters, Craig Kihn sunk into the flax seed in the back of a grain truck parking at the Prince Albert fire department.

He wiggled and...

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PAFD hires first female firefighter

By paNOW staff November 3, 2015 - 6:46am Updated: November 3, 2015 - 6:47am

The Prince Albert Fire Department (PAFD) is getting ready to welcome its first female firefighter on Nov. 30, according to the chief.

Fire chief Jason Everett said  the...

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CO detector alarm prompts evacuation of west-side home

By 650 CKOM October 13, 2015 - 7:34am Updated: October 13, 2015 - 7:37am

The Saskatoon fire department says carbon-monoxide (CO) detectors may have saved lives after a west-side home was evacuated late Monday night.

At around 9:20 p.m., the...

Volunteer firefighters watch a demonstration of an hydrolic extraction device.

Lighting the fire: Sask. volunteer fire departments' ongoing struggle with recruitment

By Lasia Kretzel October 5, 2015 - 9:39am Updated: October 5, 2015 - 12:37pm

Beeps, buzzes and alarms bounce off the walls of the Humboldt Uniplex as two dozen firefighters practice putting on their suits and breathing masks. The gear lets them know if...

Up to a dozen people were living in a space beneath the condemned Traffic Bridge.

'Life comes before property;' The ongoing struggle with homelessness in Saskatoon

By Lasia Kretzel September 19, 2015 - 8:49am Updated: September 19, 2015 - 8:52am

Chris Moyah can remember in vivid detail the two months he spent living under the bridge in Prince Albert.

After an argument, he was thrown out of a friend's home...