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Charges pending after St. Catharines house fire

Charges pending after St. Catharines house fire

The owner of a Louth Street home damaged by fire will be charged after firefighters found smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms were not installed as required by Ontario law. St. Catharines firefighters responded to reports of fire at 67 Louth St. at 3 p.m. Monday, May 15 and found the deck and exterior walls […]

Welland fire displaces about 24 people

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Welland fire displaces about 24 people

The Welland Fire and Emergency Services Department with mutual aid from the Pelham Fire and Emergency Services Department were battling a fire at a multi-unit property at 675 King St. in Welland Friday May 12. “At about 5 a.m. this morning, the Niagara Regional Police, Welland Fire and Emergency Services Department and Niagara EMS were […]

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Are you prepared for an emergency?

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Are you prepared for an emergency?

Are you and your family ready for anything? A power outage lasting for days? A rain storm? An ice storm? These types of emergencies can happen anywhere in the city, anytime and without warning. If you’re not ready, you and your family could be scrambling for food, water and a safe place to stay. “No […]

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Home daycare fined for missing carbon monoxide alarms

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Home daycare fined for missing carbon monoxide alarms

The operators of a home daycare on York Street were fined $6,000 for fire code violations relating to missing carbon monoxide alarms after a recent ruling by the Ontario Court of Justice. Marie Watton and Ian Watton plead guilty on Friday, April 28 to three Ontario Fire Code violations for not having working carbon monoxide […]

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Volunteer firefighter recruitment underway in Fort Erie

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Volunteer firefighter recruitment underway in Fort Erie

In order to fill existing and impending vacancies, the Fort Erie Fire & Emergency Services (FEFES) is accepting applications for volunteer firefighters until June 30, 2017. Besides being a great way to serve one’s community, being a volunteer firefighter has a number of benefits such as expert training, professional development and an annual honorarium. FEFES […]

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Smoke alarms save lives

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Smoke alarms save lives

Working smoke alarms have saved 18 people in two separate overnight fires this week, including one last night at an apartment building on Carlton Street. Careless use of smoking materials was the cause of a mattress fire in the basement apartment at 43 Carlton St. just after midnight Wednesday, April 26. The fire chief said […]

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