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Firefighters had to contend with high heat and a challenging layout in the basement that resulted in one crew member calling a mayday after getting disoriented.
These are complex and dangerous emergencies. We are so glad that people on scene called 911 when they did, so crews could get on scene quickly and help the people still in the building. Great teamwork by City of Calgary 911 Dispatch, AHS EMS and Calgary Police.
Firefighters, police and paramedics responded to a townhouse complex on Radcliffe Crescent S.E. shortly before 5:30 a.m. and encountered thick black smoke emanating from the main floor of a two-storey unit.
Calgary’s budget will be the focus for city council once deliberations start late in November, but there are already talks of cuts to essential services.
Calgary is getting bigger and bigger. At the same time, the budget is getting smaller and smaller. If Calgary continues to grow and the budget continues to shrink, the lives of Calgarians and firefighters will be put at risk.