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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Tuesday, March 6, 2007 - Flipover in St.Thomas.d'Aquin
Saint-Hyacinthe F.D.'s extrication unit was dispatched to route 235 in the St.Thomas.d'Aquin sector for a flipover. No extrication was necessary, but firefighters gave first aid to victims while...
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Tuesday, March 6, 2007 - Collision on St-Pierre street
A delivery truck hit a small car on an icy road. The initial call indicated that extrication was necessary, however it was determined on site that it was not.
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Monday, March 5, 2007 - Difficult road conditions
Paramedics from the St.Hyacinthe region, Sûreté du Québec police officers, Transport Québec, and towing services had their hands full as a major snow storm fell on the sector and was making road...
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Monday, March 5, 2007 - Firefighter I extinguisher practice
Saint-Hyacinthe's Training Center organized a portable extinguisher practice for a Firefighter I class. Students were able to experiment with different types of extinguishers and see the effects on...
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Friday, March 2, 2007 - Flip-over on Highway 20
Extremely bad road conditions caused numerous accidents, including a flipover on Highway 20 near the St-Simon exit.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - Fire in farm in St.Valerien
An electrical problem is the likely cause of a fire that ignited in a farm sheltering cows and chicken. The fire reached within the walls, but firefighters' quick action limited damages....
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Thursday, February 22, 2007 - Collision on Grand Rang rd
Two cars collided on Grand Rang, as the road was slippery.
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Monday, February 19, 2007 - 4th alarm in St.Hyacinthe
Under an extremely cold temperature, St.Hyacinthe firefighters battled a major fire in a commercial building on Martineau street. A total of four alarms were necessary to get control of the fire,...
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Sunday, February 18, 2007 - Fire ignited by a child
On last November 23rd, St.Hyacinthe firefighters responded for a fire in a single-family house. A short investigation revealed that a 3-year old child lit up the fire.
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Sunday, February 18, 2007 - Prevention in a kindergarden
Within the new awareness program for children 3 to 5, St.Hyacinthe's Fire Prevention Division met for the first time a groupe of children from a public kindergarden of the city's school board.
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 - Head-on collision on Road 116 East
A collision occured on Road 116 East near the Highway 20 interchange in the Ste.Rosalie sector. Two ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 - Car wreck in St-Damase
A car wreck involving 4 vehicles occured on St.Louis street in St.Damase as road conditions were extremely hazardous. Among the vehicles, there was a propane truck, a wood delivery truck and 3 cars.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - Fire in a pig farm
St.Dominique firefighters took a single bite of a fire that was growing in a pig farm on Road 7. As soon as the first alarm was given, the CP requested help from neighboring fire deparments of...
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Thursday, February 8, 2007 - Residential fire in St.Damase
A major fire destroyed a house on D'Argenteuil Road in St.Damase. St.Damase firefighters requested help of teams from St.Pie and Ste.Madeleine fire departments, as well as a tanker from St.Hyacinthe...
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Thursday, February 8, 2007 - Pick-up truck fire
Saint-Hyacinthe firefighters responded on route 116 in the Douville sector for a pick-up truck fire.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - Small garage fire
A fire caused major damages to a large wooden garage were was stored a big quantity of heating wood. The firefighters' quick response completely neutralized propagation hazards to neighboring...
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - Car fire on Highway 20
St.Hyacinthe City Firefighters responded on Highway 20 for a car fire.
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Monday, February 5, 2007 - Small fire in a pig farm
With a temperature of 20 C. below (and even lower with the wind chill factor), firefighters were called for a fire in a pig farm. Thankfully, the owner was able to put out the fire before...
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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - Fire in a house
A father had to evacuate his children and use an ABC extinguisher to control a fire that was starting in the floor. The likely cause of the fire is electrical in nature.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - Firefighter II Operations: HRB visit
As part of the Firefighter II Operations program, student firefighters visited a HRB and saw in practice the theorical notions seen during the course: automatic extinguishing systems, elevation...
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Sunday, January 28, 2007 - Gaz odor
St.Hyacinthe firefighters had to deploy a lot of resources to localize the source of a strong odor, after they were notified by a St.Hyacinthe paramedics unit.
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Saturday, January 27, 2007 - St.Hugues Firefighters Party
St.Hugues firefighters organized a big party to collect funds for their service. The event was a true success!
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Thursday, January 25, 2007 - House fire on Frontenac
Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in a house on Frontenac street in St.Hyacinthe.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - Minor accident
St.Hyacinthe's extrication unit were dispatched to the site of a minor accident to help a victim exit his car. The intervention didn't require any extrication after all, so firefighters simply...
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Monday, January 22, 2007 - Extrication on Charlotte road
St.Liboire's First Responders and Fire Department, St.Hyacinthe's extrication unit, St.Hyacinthe paramedics and Sûreté du Québec police officers responded to the first major accident of the season on...
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Saturday, January 20, 2007 - Enrollment tests in the St.Hyacinthe F.D.
The St.Hyacinthe City Fire Department needs to fill 3 part time firefighter and 3 reserve firefighter positions. The Department organized a physical test to classify candidates.
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Sunday, January 14, 2007 - Minivan fire
A minivan fire gave a hard time to firefighters as the molten gas tank let out fuel that contributed to the fire. A combination of water, foam, powder extinguisher and CO extinguisher finally put an...
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Sunday, January 14, 2007 - Intervention at Hotel-Dieu Hospital
The St.Hyacinthe City Fire Department responded to the Hotel-Dieu Hospital for apparent smoke on the 5th floor. A HRB intervention plan was activated to coordinate efforts in search, evacuation...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007 - General alarm in Beloeil
Beloeil firefighters sounded a general alarm to fight a residential fire.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 - Small fire in a duplex
A small fire in a duplex caused more scare than harm, as firefighters intervened quickly.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 - Firefighter II Operations practice
Group 1 receives a practical training on Firefighter II Operations at the St.Hyacinthe Firefighter Training Center. There is unfortunately only one photo of group 2, as I was myself in that group.
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Thursday, January 4, 2007 - Kitchen fire
St.Hyacinthe City FD responded on Laframboise blvd for a kitchen fire. The fire was however put out using an ABC powder fire extinguisher.
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