Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Home Street, Davidson Street, and Selkirk Avenue

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service celebrates Paramedic Services Week

Released: 10:26 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) proudly celebrates Winnipeg paramedics during Paramedic Services Week, an annual awareness week recognizing the important work of paramedics. This year’s theme is Paramedic as Educator: Citizen Ready.

“Winnipeg’s paramedics have always been there when we need them most, and during the pandemic their impact is more apparent than ever,” said Chief John Lane, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service. “We are extremely grateful for the professionalism, skill, and compassion they demonstrate each day while serving Winnipeggers, especially amid changing protocols and safety measures.”

The WFPS employs 670 licensed paramedics who provide care to Winnipeg residents in dynamic conditions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Additionally, WFPS has run a specialized community paramedicine program for 11 years.

In addition to front line paramedics, the WFPS also thanks the service’s paramedic training staff and public education experts for their commitment and support.

Share your thoughts on the future of City Archives

Feedback will help inform new Archives Strategy

Released: 10:44 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg’s archival collection is one of the most complete in Canada and continues to grow. As part of the next phase of public engagement on the Archives Strategy, Winnipeg residents are invited to share their thoughts on service improvements and future facility options for City Archives by taking the survey, or attending one of the virtual events in June:

Date: Wednesday, June 16
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Zoom, register here

Date: Thursday, June 17
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Zoom, register here

The Archives Strategy will outline the City’s vision for future of the archival collection, including a long-term, sustainable solution to address the storage and preservation needs for the archival collection, to allow enough space for its programming, and to create an accessible space that allows Winnipeggers to continue to have access to records and conduct research.

Public feedback will help ensure that the final recommended strategy anticipated to be presented for Council’s consideration in late 2021 reflects community values.

Feedback is being accepted until July 5. For more information and to get involved, visit:

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to fires on Home Street, Davidson Street, and Selkirk Avenue

Released: 10:54 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) responded to two fires late last night and one early this morning

Home Street Fire

At 11:23 p.m. on May 24, 2021, WFPS responded to a garage fire in the 100 block of Home Street.

When crews arrived to the address, they found smoke coming from the garage with flames extending to an adjacent porch. An offensive attack was launched and the fire was knocked down by 11:54 p.m. 

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no damage estimates are available.

Davidson Street Fire

At 11:29 p.m. on May 24, 2021, WFPS responded to reports of smoke in a single-storey home in the 400 block of Davidson Street.

When crews arrived on scene, an offensive attack was launched and the source of the smoke was found to be a fire in the dryer. The fire was quickly brought under control.

Occupants from the home safely self-evacuated prior to the arrival of crews and no injuries were reported.

Observations suggest the fire was accidental, caused by a malfunction in the operation of the dryer. Residents can reduce the risk of these types of fires by following these important tips:

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional to ensure it is in good working order.
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter and always clean the filter after each load of laundry.
  • Periodically check the venting system to ensure there is no lint buildup and it is not damaged, crushed, or restricted.
  • Make sure the outdoor vent flap opens when the dryer is running.
  • Never leave a dryer running when leaving your home.

Selkirk Avenue Fire

At 7:09 a.m. on May 25, 2021, WFPS responded to reports of a fire in a two-storey house in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue.

Upon arrival on scene, crews encountered smoke coming from the house and individuals trapped on the upper level. A fire ladder was used to bring the occupants to safety while an offensive attack was launched. The fire was declared under control at 7:43 a.m.

Three occupants from the house were assessed by on-scene paramedics and transported to hospital in unstable condition. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and damage estimates are not available at this time. 

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