Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Regina Fire Chief Irate at Double Blaze and Firefighter's One-Storey Fall

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Regina Fire Chief Irate at Double Blaze and Firefighter's One-Storey Fall

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Regina fire chief irate at double blaze

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REGINA - A Regina firefighter had a close call when he fell from the second floor to the ground floor of a building while fighting the blaze.

Officials say he wasn't seriously hurt but the city's fire chief is irate because Thursday morning's fire was the second time this week they were called to the boarded-up home.

Chief Ernie Polsom says firefighters were following proper procedures but the incident will be analyzed to see if they could have done anything differently.

He says Thursday's fire is still being investigated but the fire at the home on Monday has been determined to be arson.

He says the "negligence and bad behaviour" of some people in the community are putting his firefighters at risk.

He says the kind of fall his man took on Thursday can contribute to PTSD and critical incident stress, which are concerns in his industry. …

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