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Property owner fined $8,000 for fire code violations

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Property owner fined $8,000 for fire code violations

A property owner has been fined $8,000 for failing to have a working smoke alarm. It’s the largest fine ever handed down for a smoke alarm violation in St. Catharines. Jaswant Kainth, owner of the property at 412-416 St. Paul St., plead guilty on June 29 to six charges related to inspections at the property […]

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No injuries in Port Colborne apartment fire

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No injuries in Port Colborne apartment fire

The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Department were quick to extinguish an afternoon fire, Sunday July 2, at a small apartment complex on Victoria St. No one was injured in the fire, all occupants of the building escaped, though a cat was killed in the fire. “The fire started in a third floor apartment,” […]

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St. Catharines firefighters donate Tims cards gift to Community Care

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St. Catharines firefighters donate Tims cards gift to Community Care

St. Catharines firefighters are paying a kind gesture forward. As a thank you for their service, Tim Hortons gave gift cards to first responders working on Canada Day Saturday, July 1, including 150 $10 gift cards to St. Catharines firefighters. In turn, the firefighters donated the gift cards to Community Care of St. Catharines and […]

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Fire Safety poster contest winners announced

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Fire Safety poster contest winners announced

A contest that originated in Port Colborne spread to six other municipalities in Niagara. Six fire departments came together for a poster contest offered to school age children through the schools. The message, Fire Safety. “It started out as a contest in Port Colborne,” Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Fire Prevention Officer Scott Lawson […]

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Fort Erie Hires Jeremy Inglis as New Deputy Fire Chief

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Fort Erie Hires Jeremy Inglis as New Deputy Fire Chief

On July 17, 2017, the Town of Fort Erie will welcome its new Deputy Fire Chief Jeremy Inglis. With almost a decade of experience as an active firefighter and training officer, Inglis will be a great addition to the Fort Erie Fire and Emergency Services team. “When we started the candidate search, we were looking […]

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Home fire safety health check launched in Wainfleet

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Home fire safety health check launched in Wainfleet

Wainfleet Fire & Emergency Services officially launched its door-to-door Home Fire Safety Health Check program Monday June 12 at Dr. Jeffrey Remington’s home in Wainfleet. Wainfleet Fire Chief, Kevin Foster, and volunteer firefighter, Chuck Farkas, visited Dr. Remington’s home to ensure that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are installed and are working. Firefighters also […]

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