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Junior Firefighter camp promotes teamwork, leadership

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Junior Firefighter camp promotes teamwork, leadership

For one week Julia Russell and Amie Terreberry shed their given monikers and assumed the persona of Burrito and Fruitbat, respectively; nicknames, after all, are a time-honoured tradition amongst firefighters. Joined by the likes of SamIAm, Helmet, JackAttack, and others, Burrito and Fruitbat were two of 15 enrolled in the Town of Pelham’s Junior Firefighter […]

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Cause of Welland Avenue fire deemed ‘undetermined’

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Cause of Welland Avenue fire deemed ‘undetermined’

The cause of a fire at a vacant building that closed a section of Welland Avenue for most of the day on July 26/2017 has been ruled undetermined by investigators from St. Catharines Fire Services. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at 210 Welland Ave. around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26 and found the […]

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Early morning St. Catharines fire sends one to hospital

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Early morning St. Catharines fire sends one to hospital

The cause of an early morning fire at a vacant building that has closed a section of Welland Ave. in St. Catharines is still under investigation. At 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, St. Catharines firefighters responded to reports of a fire at the vacant building located at 210 Welland Ave. Upon arriving on the scene, […]

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Wainfleet’s Home Fire Safety Health Check going strong

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Wainfleet’s Home Fire Safety Health Check going strong

The Township of Wainfleet is becoming more fire safe as firefighters continue to visit homes and check for working safety devices as part of the Home Fire Safety Health Check program. Since the program launched last month, 50% of the inspected homes have been found to be non-compliant with the minimum smoke alarm and carbon […]

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POCOMAR: Serving the community on the water

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POCOMAR: Serving the community on the water

If you’ve never been in distress on the water, you may have never heard of POCOMAR. But for those who have needed their assistance, whether it’s because their boat ran aground or became disabled, they quickly learn what the unit is all about. POCOMAR – Port Colborne Marine Auxilliary Rescue – is an all-volunteer, non-profit […]

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Fire safety issues leads to Fire Department action

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Fire safety issues leads to Fire Department action

Numerous fire safety issues has led to 10 residents of 220 – 224 Mitchell St. Port Colborne, a multi unit residential building, being removed and provided with temporary alternative accommodations. In a press release from the City of Port Colborne Thursday July 20/2017, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Chief Tom Cartwright said “conditions such […]

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