172 photographs by Sylvain Pedneault, Thursday, April 6, 2006
A very violent fire on Concord Nord avenue in St.Hyacinthe required a 5th alarm and help calls to numerous neighboring towns and cities. When firefighters arrived, smoke was coming out under pressure from sectors 2 and 5 (NFPA 1001 sectors), involving the rapid succession of alarms.
Thanks to the hard work of firefighters from the St.Hyacinthe City Fire Department and others called to help, the large ambulance station attached directly with common walls on sectors 3 and 4 of the blazing building sustained very little damage. Paramedics had to evacuate personnel, the ambulances and a good quantity of equipment, but then were able to reenter most of their station by the end of the fire.
Many additional services were required on scene, such as APAM's two emergency vehicles, 10-33s, 10-34s, 10-35s, 10-36s and 10-37s. Many media organizations also covered the event: the Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, TV Cogeco, Boom FM, TQS and a few others.