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Wainfleet welcomes new interim Fire Chief

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Wainfleet welcomes new interim Fire Chief

Following several changes in the past year, the Wainfleet Volunteer Fire Department continued to move forward Monday Dec. 4/2017 as they welcome their new interim Fire Chief, Lee Smith. Joining the Niagara Falls Fire Department in 1988 as a firefighter, Lee also held the roles of Fire Prevention Officer and Captain and was promoted to […]

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One person sent to hospital after kitchen fire Sunday

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One person sent to hospital after kitchen fire Sunday

The cause of an early morning apartment fire that sent one person to hospital is still under investigation by the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Services. St. Catharines firefighters responded to reports of a kitchen fire in the main floor unit at 108 Lowell Ave. at 6:22 a.m. […]

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Cause of Dundee Drive house fire under investigation

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Cause of Dundee Drive house fire under investigation

A late-night house fire in Merritton on Tuesday remains under investigation by the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal. Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick said reports of a house fire at 43 Dundee Dr. came in just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28. “Firefighters responded quickly and found heavy smoke and a fully involved fire […]

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Smoke alarms save St. Catharines family from fire

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Smoke alarms save St. Catharines family from fire

Working smoke alarms saved a family from a late-night fire last week that began in the home’s basement. Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick said firefighters responded to the fire call at 5 Wilholme Dr. at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24/2017. McCormick said the fire started when incense burning on a sewing table in the […]

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Working Smoke Alarms Save Port Colborne Resident

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Working Smoke Alarms Save Port Colborne Resident

Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services responded to smoke in a building at approximately 4:15am on November 9, 2017. Upon arrival, smoke had travelled throughout the home and if not for the working smoke alarms that notified the resident of the emergency; we were set for another tragedy. To add to the significance of this […]

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Protect your home from Carbon Monoxide

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Protect your home from Carbon Monoxide

If cooler temperatures have you thinking about firing up the furnace to keep your family warm and cozy, Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick advises you to first protect your home from the dangers of carbon monoxide. Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from Nov. 1-7 and the acting fire chief said there’s no better way for […]

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