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Hefty fines for fire code violations

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Hefty fines for fire code violations

All homes must be protected by working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms says St. Catharines Fire Chief Dave Wood after a local landlord was fined $4,300 by the Ontario Court of Justice. Nick Atalick pleaded guilty to Ontario Fire Code violations for not having working smoke alarms in the basement and on the second […]

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Fire Chief urges residents to install smoke alarms and practice fire escape plans

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Fire Chief urges residents to install smoke alarms and practice fire escape plans

In the past 2.5 months, there have been 22 fire fatalities in Ontario, which is seven more when compared to last year’s recorded numbers between Jan. 1 and March 15. Therefore, the Fort Erie Fire & Emergency Services wants to remind the public of the importance of having working smoke alarms and fire escape plans […]

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Crash closes a block in Port Colborne

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Crash closes a block in Port Colborne

Main St. West between King and Elm Sts. in Port Colborne was closed for a short period Monday, March 6, after two trucks collided in the area. While no information has been released by Niagara Regional Police, they, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services and Niagara EMS paramedics were called to the intersection of Main […]

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Have a fire escape plan and working smoke alarms, says chief

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Have a fire escape plan and working smoke alarms, says chief

After a recent fatal fire in Brampton – where it was found there were no smoke alarms in the home – Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Tom Cartwright is once again urging local residents to make sure they have working smoke alarms in the home. A release from the fire services said […]

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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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