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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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Welland fire approaches $600,000 in damages

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Welland fire approaches $600,000 in damages

At approximately 3 p.m., on October 17th, 2017, the Welland Fire and Emergency Services responded to a home on Montgomery road. Firefighters assembled and responded to the alarm quickly, arriving in less than 7 minutes. When firefighters arrived they were faced with a large fire that was being spread by heavy winds. The fire had […]

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Oakdale Ave. fire causes $300,000 damage

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Oakdale Ave. fire causes $300,000 damage

St. Catharines fire inspectors have determined that spilled chemicals, including fertilizer and chlorine for swimmin/g pools, that mixed and created a thermal reaction was the cause of the fire at 55 Oakdale Ave. on Wednesday Oct.18/2017. Crews responded to reports of the fire at the indoor industrial storage facility before 11 a.m. and had the […]

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Sharing fire safety message through open houses

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Sharing fire safety message through open houses

Fire safety week wrapped up around the region, several fire departments held an open house Saturday Oct. 14/2017 with activities highlighting the fire safety message about planning your route of escape for you family in case of fire. The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Department’s open house was well attended, families enjoyed educational activities along […]

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Pelham Fire Department prepares for Fire Prevention Week

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Pelham Fire Department prepares for Fire Prevention Week

October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week and this year’s key message is “every second counts, plan two ways to get out”. The Pelham Fire Department has been educating the public about the importance of fire safety since its inception in 1923. The Fire Department held an education session on Oct. 5 at the Pelham Farmer’s […]

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Five Niagara paramedics receive medals for meritorious service

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Five Niagara paramedics receive medals for meritorious service

Five of Niagara’s paramedics were recognized Thursday Sept. 28/2017 with the Emergency Services Exemplary Service Medal at the Ontario Association of Paramedic conference gala in Ottawa. Lieutenant-General Richard Rohmer, on behalf of the Governor General, presented awards to Niagara EMS paramedics Mary Homorodean, Jeff Marshall, Jon Brunarski, Lindsay Prioriello, and Daniel Kress. The Emergency Medical […]

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