The Canadian Press

2015-02-19 | Saskatchewan Fire Children Dead

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A Saskatchewan reserve where two children were killed in a house fire has had a working fire truck for several years. But it sits parked in the snow because it doesn't have proper equipment and there's no trained fire crew. Richard Ben is chief of the Makwa Sahgaiehcan (sah-GAY'-gen) First Nation. He says the recent deaths have prompted him to resolve a dispute with the volunteer fire department in a neighbouring village and get started on plans to form the reserve's own fire department. (The village of Loon Lake had cut the reserve off from its fire services because it hadn't paid its firefighting bills since last spring. The fire chief there has said he got a call about Tuesday's blaze but didn't send his crew.)

Date: 2015-02-19
Placeline: LOON LAKE, Saskatchewan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 9 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I think this is a wake-up call for for everybody not just us but I'll first nations in Canada that we got at move forward be proactive with fire safety >>


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