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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Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - Renovation-triggered fire
Renovation work caused a small fire in the roof of a building that was once the Caisse Populaire on Casavant blvd. The fire was controlled very rapidly with a portable ABC extinguisher, and...
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Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - Fire prevention activity
Saint-Hyacinthe's fire prevention division visited residents of the Escale appartment complex to provide prevention advices. The prevention agent also informed residents about the dangers of...
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Monday, December 12, 2005 - Search and rescue training
Saint-Hyacinthe's fire station 1 being under intense renovations right now, firefighters have an excellent training environment for search and rescue. A few firefighters were given a training...
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Sunday, December 11, 2005 - General alarm in Beloeil
A fire caused major damages to a house in Beloeil. Beloeil's FD had to call a general alarm and request help from St-Hilaire. APAM was also called on scene.
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Sunday, December 11, 2005 - Extrication in St-Pie
St-Pie's FD and FR responded to an extrication call on the road that follows the Yamaska river. Saint-Hyacinthe's extrication team and St-Pie firefighters got the two occupants out of the car. They...
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Sunday, December 11, 2005 - Saint-Hyacinthe's paramedics team
Saint-Hyacinthe's paramedics team got together for a well-deserved Christmas party. This event also marked the presence of their collegue Sylvie Bourrassa (center of the photo) severely injured on...
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Friday, December 9, 2005 - Community funds
On june 15th, Saint-Hyacinthe fire department organized a ladder-o-thon. Firefighter Sylvain Beauvais helped gather 6500$CDN by spending 30 hours in a ladder truck high above the ground. 5000$ have...
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Thursday, December 1, 2005 - Breakfast Club
Last December 1st, Saint-Hyacinthe's Fire Department gave a helping hand to the Breakfast Club in an elementary school in Saint-Hyacinthe. Officers and firefighters prepared and served breakfast for...
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Monday, December 5, 2005 - Fire in St-Dominique
St-Dominique received a call for a fully involved barn fire. Arrived on scene, the command unit issued a general alarm and requested help from St-Pie, St-Valérien and St-Hyacinthe.
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Monday, December 5, 2005 - Extrication on Rang 2
Saint-Hyacinthe firefighters extricated a 19-years old female driver which hit a tree after loosing control.
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Sunday, December 4, 2005 - River rescue
The rescue of a women in the Yamaska river became much more complicated when three police officers and firefighters had to get into the water to rescue her. Strong currents and very low water...
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Saturday, December 3, 2005 - Restaurant on St-Antoine st.
A call for a small fire in the kitchen of a restaurant on St-Antoine st. in front of the Market caused a major deployment of Saint-Hyacinthe's emergency firefighting units. Thankfully, the fire was...
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Friday, December 2, 2005 - Paramedic severely injured
While attending to victims of a first collision on completely-frozen road 137 in Ste-Cécile-de-Milton, two Saint-Hyacinthe paramedics are themselves victims of a second collision. One of the two...
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Thursday, December 1, 2005 - Fire prevention for elders
Saint-Hyacinthe's Fire Prevention Service met with people from an elders house.
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Thursday, December 1, 2005 - Visible smoke
Saint-Hyacinthe's FD receives a call for a house fire on Martel street. Firefighters quickly identify the source of the smoke: a water pump in the basement.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - Van fire
A suspicious fire completely destroyed a minivan in close proximity to an appartment building on Champlain street near Lemire street.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - Tree on electrical wire
A tree fell on an electrical wire in the middle of the woods at the end of Rang 5 in Saint-Hyacinthe.
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Monday, November 28, 2005 - Deadly accident in St-Simon
Icy conditions is the likely cause of a deadly accident on 2e Rang West in St-Simon. Rescue unit 901 was dispatched to the scene for extrication.
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Sunday, November 27, 2005 - Dog rescue
A rather worrying scene was awaiting Saint-Hyacinthe's rescue unit. The initial 9-1-1 call mentionned that a person and a dog were stranted on thin ice of the Yamaska river; arriving on scene,...
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Saturday, November 26, 2005 - Simulation at Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Saint-Hilaire's Fire Department organized a day of mountain rescue simulation, jointly with McGill University and with the collaboration of fire departments of Beloeil, Otterburn Park and...
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Friday, November 25, 2005 - Smoke in the Valentine
Saint-Hyacinthe firefighters responded to a call for visible smoke inside the very first Valentine restaurant in Quebec, on blvd Casavant. The smoke came from a heating system.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2005 - Fire in St-Valerien
A call for a barn fire caused some worries in St-Valerien. Seeing that the fire-affected building was connected to other agricultural buildings, a general alarm was triggered and tankers from Upton...
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Monday, November 21, 2005 - Bread-gril oven
A scenario which we describe quite often during prevention visits actually happened in an appartement of Ste-Anne street in Saint-Hyacinthe. A small bread oven turned on at full power while its...
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Saturday, November 19, 2005 - Height rescue
Saint-Hyacinthe FD's confined space rescue unit responded to assist the St-Denis-sur-Richelieu's Fire Department to bring down the body of a man from a grain elevation tower after a tragic accident.
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Saturday, November 19, 2005 - Accident on highway 20
Saint-Hyacinthe firefighters were called to neutralize fire hazards on the scene of a collision involving two cars on highway 20 at the Yamaska exit.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - Double fire in St-Pie
St-Pie's FD received a call for a forest fire, which ended up being a barn-type building fire. Very strong winds then complicated the situation by transporting hot debris in the roof of an...
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - Collision in St-Marcel
Saint-Hyacinthe region's first snow fall caused many road exits, including one that required an extrication operation on route 137 near St-Marcel.
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Monday, November 14, 2005 - 4th alarm in a factory
At 21h07, Saint-Hyacinthe's FD received a call for apparent smoke and flamme in an industrial building where musical organs are built. Thirty minutes later, the intervention is in 4th alarm and 62...
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Monday, November 14, 2005 - Accident in St-Valerien
St-Valerien's F.R.U. and FD went to the scene of a major accident involving one car. The 23-year old driver is relatively OK, considering the state and position of the car.
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Saturday, November 12, 2005 - Confined space rescue team intervention
Saint-Hyacinthe Fire Department's Confined space rescue team is called at the Barsalou bridge to lift up the body of a men lying on a hard-to-reach rocky surface under the bridge. The intervention...
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Saturday, November 12, 2005 - Crash of a gyrocopter
A gyrocopter (smaller than an helicopter) crashes in field next to Saint-Hyacinthe's airport. The pilot unfortunately died.
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Friday, November 11, 2005 - Extrication in Douville
A drive looses control of its car, flips over and ends up on the roof near a house. The victim is rushed by ambulance to the nearest hospital.
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