Winnipeg firefighters donate gear to overseas colleagues in need
As part of an arrangement with Firefighters Without Borders, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) donated truckloads of personal protective equipment Friday morning.
1 man dead, 2 facing multiple charges following Winnipeg car crash
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service extracted the occupants of a vehicle after it struck another car and then a hydro pole. One occupant of the first vehicle later died in hospital.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service tabs Christian Schmidt as next chief
Christian Schmidt will take the helm of the WFPS Aug. 14, replacing the retiring John Lane.
Jul 13, 2021
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service employee tests positive for COVID-19
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Training Academy is getting a deep clean after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday.
Sep 9, 2020
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service battles blaze at St. Boniface Hospital
No injuries were reported following a fire at the rear of St. Boniface Hospital Saturday night.
May 16, 2020
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service cautions people about wildland fires during dry spring
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says they've had to fight several wildland fires already this spring due to dry weather combined with a winter that brought little snow.
Mar 24, 2021
Coronavirus: Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service issuing new protocols
Winnipeg firefighters and paramedics will don extra gear when responding to calls with general sickness, headaches or trouble breathing.
Mar 14, 2020
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service suggests scrapping 7 stations, building new Waverley West station
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service released an action plan Tuesday that includes reducing the number of stations in the city.
Feb 25, 2020
St. Mary’s Road fire started under bridge: Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service
Heavy smoke was seen billowing out of a fire under the St. Mary's Road bridge.
Aug 30, 2020
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to riverbank fire, 1 person hospitalized
The fire involved a temporary encampment in the area and was quickly extinguished
Oct 12, 2020
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service calls string of early-morning garbage bin fires ‘suspicious’
Fire crews spent over three hours putting out a string of suspicious fires on three Winnipeg streets Tuesday morning.
Apr 27, 2021
Winnipeg councillors request plan to add more paramedics, relieve EMS pressure
Winnipeg city councillors passed a motion Friday that directs the public service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service to explore ways to increase paramedic staffing amid shortages.
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service battles warehouse fire in North End
The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is putting out hot spots on a warehouse fire in the North End on Friday morning.
Apr 17, 2020
Winnipeg opioid crisis taking lives, taxing resources, say WFPS: ‘This is the reality’
'Our health-care system is struggling, we're struggling with paramedic resources, they're struggling in hospital emergency rooms,' says Michelle Bessas of Winnipeg's opioid crisis.
Sep 1, 2021
Winnipeg firefighters douse River Avenue fire, rescue lizard
Fire officials said people inside the building on River Avenue in Winnipeg were able to get out before crews arrived and no injuries were reported.
Derelict buildings in Winnipeg pose major risks to communities, first responders
Vacant and derelict buildings are taking over streets and in some neighbourhoods are creating serious issues. They've become shelters for the homeless and targets for arsonists.
Two blazes keep Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service crews busy on Saturday night
The two calls came in just moments apart, and both took crews over an hour to get under control.
Feb 14, 2021
Winnipeg fire crews extinguish two early morning blazes Sunday
Winnipeg Fire Paramedic crews responded to two fires within two hours early Sunday morning, with one person suffering minor injuries.
Sep 12, 2021
Winnipeg emergency services asked to look for savings by city
The heads of Winnipeg's emergency services are being told to look for savings themselves before drawing from the Financial Stabilization Reserve to cover over-expenditures.
Oct 16, 2021
Winnipeg firefighter union warns of staffing shortages: ‘Something’s going to snap’
According to city data, from Monday to Sunday last week, crews were short-handed three times when overtime shifts for those who were sick, or dealing with burnout went unfilled.