Tuesday, 8 May 2012


Arrived home from work to a fully involved house fire up the street. No one was hurt thankfully, the dog made it out but the home is destroyed. Very sad. Such a tremendous loss. Here are some photos of Saskatoon's finest and bravest at work. Sure glad that wasn't my son on that iffy roof fighting that fire.
That is exactly what my son does!
I tried to convince him to be an engineer but it didn't work.
While they were not able to save the home, they did privent it from spreading.

 shift change

 They seemed to put out one hot spot and another erupted. Take a look at the chimney. See that little flame? It got big really fast!

They had the fire under control and out in less then 2 hours. I am very proud of these young men.
Did you know that the starting wage for these brave firefighters is $21/hour? It takes a lot of years before they make a decent wage.
My son loves what he does. I think you have to.
Very sad day for this family.


Anonymous said...

Good pictures Mom, I actually know one of these guys.


Julie Cortens said...

Well let him know I have some photos of him in action and I will send them to him. Was it safe for those guys to be walking on that roof?

Julie Cortens said...

Check out the photo in the CBC article. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/05/09/sk-saskatoon-fire-1205.html

Firedb890 said...

Thank you so much for posting these awesome photos. Sometimes an amazing picture is all the good we can take away from the loss and destruction a fire causes.
Thanks again,
Dave Butterfield

Julie Cortens said...

Thanks Dave! You guys did an incredible job getting that fire under control so quickly! I can copy these photos to disc and drop them off at your hall if you like. Just let me know which hall you are at.