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Two garage fires in one night in St. Catharines

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Two garage fires in one night in St. Catharines

Fire Chief Dave Wood urges residents to be fire safe in sheds, garages and other buildings on their property as well as their homes after two fires in one night. “A lot of us take great care in making our homes fire safe but tend to be a little more relaxed in our sheds and […]

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Port Colborne business convicted for fire code violations

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Port Colborne business convicted for fire code violations

A Port Colborne business – 1825081 Ontario Inc. – was convicted earlier this month in Provincial Offences Court for failing to comply with the Ontario Fire Code and was fined $17,500 in accordance with the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act. On June 30 of last year, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services […]

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Rockwood homes damaged by fire

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Rockwood homes damaged by fire

Fire Chief Dave Wood reminds residents they have a part to play in keeping themselves and their neighbours fire safe. “Whether it’s making sure a pot on the stove is never unattended or storing spray paint cans properly, fire safety begins at home,” said Chief Wood following a blaze Wednesday, Feb. 2 at a townhouse […]

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Message from the fire chief

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Message from the fire chief

Erie Media is reprinting a letter from Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Tom Cartwright in light on the most recent fire in the city Message from the fire chief The start of 2017 has continued to be very busy times for our Fire Department. Since January 1, 2017 until January 20, 2017, […]

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Structure Fire Port Colborne Causes $75,000 – $100,000 Damage

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Structure Fire Port Colborne Causes $75,000 – $100,000 Damage

Port Colborne Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Oakwood Street today. The call came in around 12:30 pm. When fire crews arrived there was heavy smoke in the garage and fire was breaking through the eaves above the garage door. The fire extended into the attic space of the attached house. Fire fighters […]

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Port Colborne Without Power

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Port Colborne Without Power

Port Colborne Fire Department were called to the New Port Centre on Fielden Avenue for an odour in the building this afternoon. Fire Chief Tom Cartwright said ” a burning electrical motor in the main mechanical room, caused by a power surge.” The smoke was contained to the room, however the fire department was ventilating […]

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