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Sharing fire safety message through open houses

Sharing fire safety message through open houses

Fire safety week wrapped up around the region, several fire departments held an open house Saturday Oct. 14/2017 with activities highlighting the fire safety message about planning your route of escape for you family in case of fire. The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Department’s open house was well attended, families enjoyed educational activities along […]

Pelham Fire Department prepares for Fire Prevention Week

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Pelham Fire Department prepares for Fire Prevention Week

October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week and this year’s key message is “every second counts, plan two ways to get out”. The Pelham Fire Department has been educating the public about the importance of fire safety since its inception in 1923. The Fire Department held an education session on Oct. 5 at the Pelham Farmer’s […]

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Fire Prevention Week open house Sept. 30

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Fire Prevention Week open house Sept. 30

Your smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the night. There’s smoke in the hallway outside your bedroom. Do you know how to get out? What if flames are blocking your way? You only have seconds – do you know another way out? Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick encourages residents to mark Fire Prevention […]

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Electrical pump identified as cause of fire

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Electrical pump identified as cause of fire

The cause of a fire in Welland Saturday Sept. 2/2017 has been identified, a malfunctioning electrical pump used in processing old cooking oils into bio fuel. The fire originated in the garage of 150 Bradley Ave. and spread to the neighbouring 47 Sauer Ave. “The owner of the garage was processing a quantity of bio-diesel, […]

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Welland garage fire spreads to neighbouring house

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Welland garage fire spreads to neighbouring house

A fire that broke out in the garage of a Bradley Ave. residence spread to a Sauer Ave. residence in Welland Saturday Sept. 2/2017. Welland Fire and Emergency Services Chief Brian Kennedy said in an email with Erie Media that the garage fire was at 150 Bradley Ave. and extended to the neighbours home at […]

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St. Catharines welcomes new deputy fire chief

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St. Catharines welcomes new deputy fire chief

The City of St. Catharines has appointed Frank Biancucci as an interim deputy fire chief for a six-month term. Biancucci began his role as interim deputy fire chief Aug. 14 and joins Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick and Acting Deputy Fire Chief Dave Upper on the City’s Fire Services leadership team “Frank has wide-ranging experience […]

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