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  • 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.
    Fire
    Sep 23
  • 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.
    Crime
    Sep 13
  • 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.
    Canada
    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.
    Health
    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
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  • 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.
    Health
    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.
    Politics
    Feb 25, 2020
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  • 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.
    Fire
    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.
    News
    Apr 27, 2021
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  • 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.
    Politics
    Jan 14
  • 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.
    Canada
    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.
    Health
    Sep 1, 2021
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  • 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.
    Fire
    May 19
  • 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.
    Crime
    Aug 24
  • 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.
    Canada
    Feb 14, 2021
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  • 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.
    Canada
    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.
    Economy
    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.
    Fire
    Jun 28
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