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PC Fire Department receives Optimist Respect for Law award

PC Fire Department receives Optimist Respect for Law award

The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Department is this year’s winner of the Respect for Law award from the Port Colborne Optimist Club. They received the award at the club’s regular meeting Wednesday Mar. 22. “It is certainly nice for the Fire Department to be recognized for our efforts in the community,” Chief Tom Cartwright […]

Be fire safe this Earth Hour

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Be fire safe this Earth Hour

Are you planning to celebrate Earth Hour Saturday night? Fire Chief Dave Wood urges everyone to keep fire safety in mind when the lights go out. The City of St. Catharines will join communities around the world in shining a light on climate action Saturday, March 25. The City is turning off non-essential lights at […]

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Hefty fines for fire code violations

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Hefty fines for fire code violations

All homes must be protected by working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms says St. Catharines Fire Chief Dave Wood after a local landlord was fined $4,300 by the Ontario Court of Justice. Nick Atalick pleaded guilty to Ontario Fire Code violations for not having working smoke alarms in the basement and on the second […]

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Fire Chief urges residents to install smoke alarms and practice fire escape plans

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Fire Chief urges residents to install smoke alarms and practice fire escape plans

In the past 2.5 months, there have been 22 fire fatalities in Ontario, which is seven more when compared to last year’s recorded numbers between Jan. 1 and March 15. Therefore, the Fort Erie Fire & Emergency Services wants to remind the public of the importance of having working smoke alarms and fire escape plans […]

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Crash closes a block in Port Colborne

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Crash closes a block in Port Colborne

Main St. West between King and Elm Sts. in Port Colborne was closed for a short period Monday, March 6, after two trucks collided in the area. While no information has been released by Niagara Regional Police, they, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services and Niagara EMS paramedics were called to the intersection of Main […]

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Have a fire escape plan and working smoke alarms, says chief

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Have a fire escape plan and working smoke alarms, says chief

After a recent fatal fire in Brampton – where it was found there were no smoke alarms in the home – Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Tom Cartwright is once again urging local residents to make sure they have working smoke alarms in the home. A release from the fire services said […]

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