Photographs (archives)

Photography by Sylvain Pedneault

Here are the photo archives of FireLens.com. To this day, the archives contain more than 47,000 photographs of fires, rescues and other incidents. These photographs were all taken by Sylvain Pedneault during the last 14 years, and others are added regularly.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007 - Extrication in Ste.Madeleine
Extrication on Route 116 at the intersection of the Chemin du Grand Rang.
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Saturday, October 20, 2007 - Live fire exercise in Marieville
Firefighters from many departments participated in a live fire exercise at an old house in Marieville.
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Friday, October 19, 2007 - Structure collapse
St.Hyacinthe firefighters were called to secure the site of a structure collapse. Two workers were injured and transported to a nearby hospital.
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Friday, October 19, 2007 - Barn fire in Ste.Helene
A barn in Ste.Helene was completely destroyed by fire.
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Thursday, October 18, 2007 - Propane tree training
Within the Firefighter II Haz-mat program, students participated to a fire drill on a propane gas leak.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - Collision in St.Pie near Sanair
St.Pie first responders, St.Hyacinthe and Granby paramedics, and Sûreté du Québec police officers converged to the 235/St.Dominique road intersection for a high-velocity impact between a car and a...
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Friday, October 12, 2007 - St.Hyacinthe F.D. director leaves
Collegues from the city and the region gathered at the occasion of the departure of M. Gilles Courtemanche, director of the St.Hyacinthe City Fire Department. Gilles, good luck with your new...
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Thursday, October 11, 2007 - Traffic accident on route 116
Firefighters, paramedics and police officers responded on route 116 near the St.Louis intersection for an accident involving a passenger car and a pick-up truck. Both occupants of the car were...
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Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - Major head-to-head collision in St.Basile
A violent head-on collision occured between St.Basile and Beloeil. Firefighters of both cities responded to this call.
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Saturday, October 6, 2007 - Flashover simulator
Here are a few photos of a flashover simulation at the St.Hyacinthe Training Center, taken rapidly when passing by for another event.
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Friday, October 5, 2007 - Evacuation drill in a school
The Fire Prevention Division of the St.Hyacinthe City Fire Department executed an evacuation drill in a high-school. Firefighter I students witnessed the event, and even wrote their own reports on...
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - Bicycle/bus accident
St.Hyacinthe paramedics and Sûreté du Québec police officers responded on Sicotte street for a bicycle rider hit by a school bus.
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Monday, October 1, 2007 - Blood donation clinic at fire station 1
St.Hyacinthe firefighters welcomed the annual blood donation clinic.
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Saturday, September 29, 2007 - Accident in St-Dominique
A driver was very lucky to get out alive of a high-velocity impact with an electrical pole in St-Dominique. The call was initially received for an extrication, but the car occupant was retrieved...
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - Residential fire (10-13)
As soon as the call came in for a residential fire, officers reported seeing a thick black smoke column in the sky, thereby confirming that the call was legitimate. 1st, 2nd and 3rd alarms came...
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Saturday, September 22, 2007 - Accident with many injured
A collision between two cars required the intervention of two St.Hyacinthe paramedical teams as well as Sûreté du Québec police officers. The first ambulance on scene reported 6 to 7 injured.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - Aftermath of the barn fire
Firefighters have been called again on the site of a barn fire that happened on September 17th. Smoke was seen rising from the hay, which triggered this new call.
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Monday, September 17, 2007 - Barn fire
A major fire destroyed a barn building on Chemin du Grand Rang in La Présentation. The St.Hyacinthe City Fire Department requested a 5th alarm to get the personel and equipement required for the...
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Monday, September 10, 2007 - Mattress fire
A fire started in a mattress found outside in a park. Unit 205 of the St.Hyacinthe City F.D. responded to this call.
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Saturday, September 8, 2007 - Small fire in a pick-up truck
St.Hyacinthe firefighters went to a hotel parking lot after smoke was seen coming out of a vehicle. After careful examination of the situation, the command officer decided to wait for the car owner...
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Thursday, September 6, 2007 - Natural gas leak at the University of Montreal
The St.Hyacinthe City Fire Department responded to a confirmed natural gas leak at the University of Montreal in St.Hyacinthe. Two Gaz Metro emergency response units have been dispatched to the...
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - Storage space fire
St.Hyacinthe firefighters extinguished a storage space fire.
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Friday, August 31, 2007 - Accident involving two cars
After a collision involving two cars, one of them hit a house. Firefighters provided fire protection while paramedics transported one person to the hospital.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - Collision at the corner of St-Louis and Des Seigneurs
An accident at the corner of St.Louis and Des Seigneurs streets involves three vehicles.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - Deadly accident involving a child
A child was hit by a car on route 235 in St.Hyacinthe. Paramedics did everything they could to save him, but the injuries were too severe and his death was pronounced shortly after the accident.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - Deadly crash on St.Louis street
A failed passing attempt is the apparent cause of a deadly crash on St.Louis street between St.Hyacinthe City and St.Dominique.
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Monday, August 27, 2007 - Collision in St.Liboire
St.Hyacinthe paramedics and St.Liboire first responders were called on Charlotte road for a traffic accident.
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Saturday, August 25, 2007 - Appartment building fire
A fire caused heavy damages to an appartment building on Casavant boulevard in St.Hyacinthe.
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Thursday, August 23, 2007 - Accident on the 20 near Ste.Madeleine
A collision on Highway 20 near Ste.Madeleine involves Mont.Saint.Hilaire and Ste.Madeleine firefighters, Sûreté du Québec highway patrol and St.Hyacinthe paramedics.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - Collision at the corner of St-Pierre and Concorde
An accident injures many at the corner of St.Pierre and Concorde in St.Hyacinthe City.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - Nautical rescue call on the Yamaska river
Firefighters, paramedics and police officers are called on the Yamaska river shore after the discovery of a capsized boat.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - Extrication in Ste.Madeleine
The jaws of life were required to extricate a victim of a car crash on St.Simon road in Ste.Madeleine.
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