Captain declared a mayday Matthew Pegg, interim fire chief for Toronto Fire Services, said two residents of the building were treated for smoke inhalation and taken to hospital. He was transported to hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.“One firefighter was overcome by the heat. 'Mayday' call for Toronto firefighters in Junction basement blaze Back to video. Newspapers Limited, One Yonge Street, 4th floor, Toronto, ON, M5E 1E6

Fires Must See Videos Mayday caught on camera in Toronto. Mayday: El Al flight makes emergency landing in Toronto after engine fire Reports indicate that the pilots issued a mayday call after a fire broke out. The Office of the Fire Marshal has been called in for the investigation.“These types of fires and these types of structures can escalate from several hundred degrees to thousands of degrees in a very quick time period,” said Deputy Fire Chief Jim Jessop, adding that the firefighter is recovering in hospital.“He’s in serious but non-life threatening situation and certainly in great care right now.”Site proudly maintained by Initially an incident can be upgraded to a working […] Interior search and rescue is a very, very dangerous operation. They left the building in the morning when it was deemed too dangerous for an “interior” firefight, due to the sheer volume of the facility’s contents.But when he bent down to move some smoky debris, 47-year-old Aucoin realized all too well that it wasn’t.“The concrete floor just crumbled beneath my feet,” recalled Aucoin from Fire Station 345 on Dufferin St., surrounded by radio transmitters spewing incoming calls.“Within a second I knew it wasn’t stopping because next thing, I’m falling.”The five-alarm blaze, whose cause is still under investigation, had burned through the laminated wood beams underneath the floor, sending the 25-year firefighting veteran tumbling to the floor below along with chunks of concrete, wood, and steel studs from storage partition walls.“When I first started falling, I didn’t feel good.

He said other firefighters are now searching for other people who may still be inside.He told CBC News he didn't know yet where the fire started.Ontario's Fire Marshal Office has been notified and will help with the investigation into the cause of the fire.Earlier, Toronto police said occupants of the house climbed onto the ledge and were throwing pets out of a window.Part of Dufferin Street, from Dundas Street West to Queen Street West, is blocked off to traffic.Firefighter taken to hospital after 2 alarm fire on Dufferin near Alma is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges.Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered onA firefighter was seriously injured in a house fire on Tuesday that prompted residents to climb out onto a ledge on a second floor to escape.Firefighter rushed to hospital after heat from blaze forces crew outsideA Toronto firefighter was rescued by colleagues at a house fire near Dufferin Street and Queen Street West.

It was a good feeling reaching another firefighter,” said Aucoin.Knowing he was going to make it out, Aucoin found the stairs himself and walked out of the building. “Everything’s happening that should be happening and that’s where I had to make the decision .

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Interim Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said the injured firefighter was part of the first crew to arrive when they “encountered a high level of heat” during the initial search and rescue operation. He figures the debris broke his fall, although admits it may be sheer luck that prevented him from breaking his neck.District chief Green and another firefighter, Jason Horner, ran down the stairs to help their fallen colleague.By that point, Aucoin knew he wasn’t hurt and heard on his radio that an RIT had been called to help. Home/Videos/Fires/ Mayday caught on camera in Toronto. A four-alarm fire continues to burn at a commercial building near Dupont Street and Dundas Street West after forcing some residents from their homes and students from a school, and closing several streets in the city’s west end earlier Monday.Firefighters continue to battle the stubborn blaze from a defensive position outside the building, a self-storage facility located at 97 Pelham Ave. at Osler Street.For a brief period, the fire was raised to five-alarm status.Firefighters will remain on the scene through the night to battle small spot fires believed to be burning inside, Mike McCoy of Toronto Fire Services said.A mayday radio call was made shortly after 2:30 p.m. after a firefighter fell through the third floor of the building.He was taken to hospital as precaution, but his injuries are believed to be minor.St. He and his crew of five firefighters — including district chief Jim Green — were among 60 called to Save and Secure Self Storage at 97 Pelham Ave., near Dundas St. W. and Dupont St., shortly after 6 a.m to quell the raging blaze. "Mayday, mayday, this is rescue 345. The following active incidents are dispatched from Toronto Fire Services Communication Centre. "In this case, there was a very experienced crew and a very experienced captain who recognized that the heat was too high. This is a mayday. Aucoin is already back at work, ready for the next fire, without a visible scratch.He credits the routine of a firefighter — from preparing his gear in the morning to following the rules for crisis — with saving his life.“That’s what saves us.

Am I going to wait to be rescued or am I going to rescue myself?” said Aucoin.“I made the decision to start moving and to get myself out.”Aucoin saw a light at the north end of the building and knew there was an exit at the end. The crew captain called a Mayday and moved everyone outside. To order "Update: Firefighter suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries in fire on Dufferin this morning said the "mayday" call was an excellent one.

"My understanding is that the crew encountered a very high level of heat during their search and rescue. Social Sharing permissions/licensing, please go to:Captain Kevin Aucoin stood on the third floor of a burning storage facility in the city’s west end ready to do what he does: face the fires.It was Monday at around 2 p.m.

. My crew knew what they needed to do,” Aucoin, who was promoted to acting district chief three years ago, says proudly. Toronto Star articles, please go to:The Toronto Star and, each property of Toronto Star The contents are updated at five minute intervals from the CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system. One firefighter was overcome by the heat, the captain of the crew declared a "mayday" and the crew went outside.