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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Saturday, June 10, 2006 - IPIQ'S HRB exam
About 50 firefighters from different fire departments participated in a large-scale HRB intervention simulation, during the final evaluation phase of their module 18.
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Friday, June 9, 2006 - Relay For Life
Saint-Hyacinthe firefighters were involved again this year with the Relay For Life organized by the Canadian Cancer Society. The event was a success, even though the rain was still present this...
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Friday, June 9, 2006 - Collision in St.Marcel
A violent collision in St-Marcel required a major operation of fire departements of St. Hyacinthe and St-Marcel, as well as St. Hyacinthe paramedics and police officers of the Sûreté du Québec.
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Thursday, June 8, 2006 - Accident on St.Louis street
St. Hyacinthe's extrication unit responded on St.Louis st. for an accident involving a single car with one person inside.
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Thursday, June 8, 2006 - Paramedic response
St. Hyacinthe's paramedics responded to an emergency call at a gas station for a man that fell behind a car and was disoriented.
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Thursday, June 8, 2006 - Car vs House
A car collided with force against a house, while driving in reverse... Two lightly injured were treated by two paramedic teams, while firefighters and police officers neutralized fire hazards and...
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Tuesday, June 6, 2006 - Extrication in front of fire station 1
Only a few seconds elapsed between the 10-16 and 10-17 of the 901 rescue truck, as St. Hyacinthe firefighters responded to an extrication call right in front of fire station 1.
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Friday, June 2, 2006 - Accident with a train truck
A train truck completely got out of its lane on highway 20, went over the divider, crossed incoming traffic, collided with a news van, and ended up a few feet short of the train track.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - Firefighter I practical course
Students from St. Hyacinthe's Regional Firefighting Training Center were following a practical course within their Firefighter I program.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - Extrication on Rapide-Plat Sud
A collision between two cars required the intervention of St.Hyacinthe's extrication unit, as well as paramedics and police officers.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 3rd alarm in St. Hyacinthe
St. Hyacinthe firefighters fought a 3-alarm fire in a large appartment building.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - Major haz-mat operation
The St. Hyacinthe Fire Departement's haz-mat unit responded to a spill of formaldehyde.
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Monday, May 29, 2006 - Medical assistance at a soccer match
Citizens intercepted the 205 on the road to notify that a men had just lost consciousness on a soccer field. Firefighters immediately attended to the individual and called paramedics, which arrived...
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Monday, May 29, 2006 - Vehicle fire on Ste-Anne st.
Early morning, St. Hyacinthe firefighters went on Ste-Anne street for a vehicle fire.
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Saturday, May 27, 2006 - Friendly competition in St.Valerien
The St.Valerien Fire Department organized a friendly firefighter competition with teams from Cowansville, St.Hugues, St.Liboire, St.Valerien, Upton, Valcourt and Wickam. The event, which was held...
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Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - Minor accident
St. Hyacinthe's extrication unit, St. Hyacinthe's paramedics, the Sûreté du Québec, and St-Liboire firefighters responded to a SUV accident. Vehicle occupants were not injured.
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Monday, May 22, 2006 - Alarm in an electrical chamber
Construction work in an electrical chamber triggered a fire alarm in a multi-appartment building.
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Monday, May 22, 2006 - Baking soda
A plastic toy most likely hidden by a child in the oven caused a fire. Tenants however had the excellent reflex of using baking soda to extinguish the fire. Firefighters simply had to do the usual...
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Thursday, May 18, 2006 - Fire prevention meeting with volonteers
St. Hyacinthe's Fire Prevention Service met with a large group of volonteers at the Volonteering Center of St. Hyacinthe during their annual meeting. Participants were able to familiarize...
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Monday, May 15, 2006 - Container fire
Saint-Hyacinthe firefighters were dispatched to the Douville sector for a fire in a garbage container. The Sûreté du Québec (police) was also rushed to the scene for investigation.
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Sunday, May 14, 2006 - Car fire
A fire completely destroyed a car on Choquette boulevard in St. Hyacinthe. When firefighters arrived, flames were already in the habitacle.
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Friday, May 12, 2006 - Joint training for paramedics/police
The Ahuntsic College organized a training day joining students from both paramedical and police techniques. During the day, students practiced safe operation techniques involving car accidents. Co...
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Sunday, May 7, 2006 - Two-alarm fire in a factory
A fire caused heavy damage to a store on Des Seigneurs East street in St. Hyacinthe.
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Thursday, May 4, 2006 - Extinguisher practice at CDMV
CDMV employees practiced fire extinguishers with the St. Hyacinthe Fire Department.
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Sunday, April 30, 2006 - St.Hugues firefighters practice
St.Hugues firefighters participated in a live burn practice with an abandoned building.
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Sunday, April 30, 2006 - Barn fire in St-Hugues
A fire completely destroyed a barn on Rang 3 in St-Hugues.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - FDIC Indianapolis 2006
The Quebec National Firefighter School was organizing this year its first delegation to the Fire Department Instructors Conference, the second largest fire conference in North America.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - Gaz leak
A mechanical fault in an soldering tank was the cause of leak and a fire at the I.T.A. of St. Hyacinthe. Thankfuly, someone one site used an ABC extinguisher on the tank, neutralizing the fire. St....
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Saturday, April 22, 2006 - Practice day of the Mont.St.Hilaire F.D.
The Mont.Saint.Hilaire Fire Department organized a beautiful day of high-rise rescue on a giant rising work platform built by the multinational company FRACO located in St-Mathias.
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Saturday, April 22, 2006 - Fire in a truck's load
The load of a truck moving on Highway 20 Eastbound was in fire. The Sûreté du Québec successfuly intercepted the vehicle near exit 130, and St. Hyacinthe firefighters joined them to extinguish the...
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Friday, April 21, 2006 - Accident in St-Denis-sur-Richelieu
A pretty unusual accident happened in St-Denis-sur-Richelieu. A towing truck was loading an accidented car when another car struck the towing truck. Extrication pliers were required to reach the...
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Thursday, April 20, 2006 - Ceremony at the St. Hyacinthe CFR
The St-Hyacinthe regional firefighting training center and the Quebec national firefighter school organized a ceremony to hand out diplomas to students that completed their Firefighter I level.
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