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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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Cause identified in Windshield King fire

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Cause identified in Windshield King fire

The cause of last Thursday’s fire at the Windshield King in Welland was revealed as accidental. “The cause is accidental and the source has been identified as an electrical appliance,” said Adam Eckhart, Deputy Fire Chief City of Welland Fire and Emergency Services Department Wednesday August 16/2017. Welland firefighters with mutual assistance from the Town […]

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St. Catharines bar fined for overcrowding

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St. Catharines bar fined for overcrowding

The operator of the Mansion House Hotel in Downtown St. Catharines has been fined $5,000 by the Ontario Court of Justice for exceeding their occupant load. 1602128 Ontario Ltd. pleaded guilty on Friday, July 28 to two counts of having more people on its outdoor patio at the Mansion House Hotel than the Ontario Fire […]

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Investigation continues in Windshield King fire

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Investigation continues in Windshield King fire

The investigation was continuing Friday into the Thursday night fire at the Windshield King in Welland. “The damages are extensive to the building,” Adam Eckhart, Deputy Fire Chief, Welland Fire and Emergency Services said Friday. “The family run business may not reopen for a long period of time.” “The cause is not suspicious, but, we have […]

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Fire at Windshield King in Welland

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Fire at Windshield King in Welland

The Welland Fire and Emergency Services Department are currently on the scene of a working fire at the Windshield King on East Main St. in Welland. The call came in shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 10/2017, Adam Eckhart, Deputy Fire Chief, Welland Fire and Emergency Services told Erie Media. “When the first pumper […]

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McCormick to serve as acting St. Catharines Fire Chief

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McCormick to serve as acting St. Catharines Fire Chief

Deputy Fire Chief Jeff McCormick will be leading St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Services while Fire Chief Dave Wood is off on a medical leave of absence. St. Catharines City Council appointed McCormick as acting fire chief at the July 31 city council meeting. The acting fire chief will assume his duties immediately. Wood has […]

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