They are the first ones to give their lives to help others and now Saskatchewan's firefighters are looking to the province for help.
The Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Association says the new employment legislation is flawed. It takes away the ability to go to binding arbitration for firefighters in cities with a population less than 20,000. Before, it was communities with less than 10,000.
An early morning house fire on Wednesday is under investigation.
Three engines and an aerial unit went to the fire at 510 Bronson Crescent around 3:25 a.m. Wednesday morning.
When they arrived, crews found smoke in the house and the fire in the basement. Firefighters quickly put out the blaze and ventilated the house to clear it of smoke.
Damage is estimated at $10,000.
A fire investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of the fire.
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A house is sitting boarded up and gutted in Regina Tuesday morning after a serious house fire over night.
Regina firefighters were called to the fire on Elphistone street near Dewdney Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Monday night. No one was home at the time of the fire.
There is no word on what may have caused the fire at this point.
RCMP patrolling in Kamsack, Sask. had to call in firefighters after seeing flames coming from an abandoned building.
The incident happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday at the corner of Queen Elizabeth Boulevard and 3rd Avenue South.
After arriving at the scene, members of the Kamsack Fire Department called in help from departments in Canora and Rhein. Prince Albert’s Rapid Response Team was also sent to help.
Saskatoon firefighters were kept busy over the long weekend.
On Saturday just after 1:30 p.m. Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services was called a condo on Patrick Crescent, in the city's north-east.
When crews arrived the occupants of the residence were trying to put out flames on the outside of the building.
Firefighters found the blaze was only on the outside and were able to quickly put it out.
On Sunday afternoon just after 1 p.m. crews were called to a house fire on Kirk Crescent near the University.
One person is still recovering after a workplace accident.
Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services was called to a restaurant located downtown on 2nd Avenue North shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Crews from the number one and number six halls arrived on scene to find a woman with her hand trapped in a pasta press machine.
Firefighters had to cut apart the machine to free the woman's hand so they could get her on a stretcher and have her taken to hospital.
There is still no word on the extent of the woman's injuries.
When fire consumed the house where Bernard Rachinski lives, he nearly lost more than his home.
Rachinski, 64, is deaf and couldn't hear the alarms that rang throughout his second floor room rental on Avenue G at 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Instead, a short circuit in his specialty doorbell caused a light to start flashing in his room. The light woke him up and, ultimately, saved his life.
Evacuees from Fond-du-Lac, Sask. have described the smoke from the fire that forced them out of their Northern community as being unlike anything they’ve seen before.
On Saturday, about 200 people were evacuated out of Fond-du-Lac , including children, people with medical conditions and their families. They were first transported by air to Stony Rapids, Sask., then to Prince Albert, where they are currently staying in hotels.
It turns out a blaze that sent three Saskatoon firefighters to hospital
on Tuesday was deliberately set.
The fire started around 2 a.m. at a home on Avenue G South, near 18th Street. Conditions were so severe that the first crew to arrive on scene had to back out of the house.
Two firefighters were taken to hospital with heat exhaustion, one with minor smoke inhalation. All three were discharged the same day after receiving treatment.
An early morning fire on Wednesday left a Regina home charred and heavily damaged.
The call came in around 3:45 a.m. bringing fire crews to 1842 Winnipeg Street, just off 11 th Avenue. When firefighters got there the home was completely engulfed in flames.
Deputy Chief Gerard Kay said nobody was inside at the time. Flames crept close to the home next door to the north so it was evacuated.
Eli Pascal just moved in to one of the other houses right next door on Tuesday. This wasn’t the kind of housewarming she had in mind.