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Fort Erie announces open-air burning ban

Fort Erie announces open-air burning ban

The Town of Fort Erie has issued an open-air burning ban effective Monday, July 16/2018 until further notice. “With the prolonged hot and dry weather, and in the interest of public safety, the Town of Fort Erie has issued an indefinite ban on all open air burning including rural open-burns and backyard/beach fires effective July […]

Pelham, Wainfleet issue fire bans

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Pelham, Wainfleet issue fire bans

Hot dry weather has led to fire bans being announced in the Township of Wainfleet and the Town of Pelham as of Friday July 13/2018. “Please be advised that effective immediately, a fire ban has been enacted in the Township of Wainfleet,” a notice from Township of Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Chief Shawn Schutten […]

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Fire Chief discusses kitchen safety in light of recent incident

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Fire Chief discusses kitchen safety in light of recent incident

Staying safe at home means knowing what to do in an emergency, says Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick after another resident suffered serious injuries due to a cooking fire. St. Catharines firefighters responded to reports of smoke at 515 Carlton St. Monday, July 3/2018 at around 4 p.m. The resident was cooking with grease when […]

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New fire recruits deploy in Wainfleet

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New fire recruits deploy in Wainfleet

The Township of Wainfleet and Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services were pleased to announce the deployment of 11 new volunteer firefighters this week. These firefighters live within the Township and bring a wide variety of highly specialized work experience and skill in industries such as electrical, construction, insurance, and railway. Since April 2018, the recruits […]

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Celebrate a fireworks safe Canada Day

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Celebrate a fireworks safe Canada Day

Many St. Catharines residents will be celebrating Canada Day with fireworks during the long weekend. Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick cautions revelers to be safe, use common sense and follow the City’s rules for using fireworks. “From a safety perspective, we recommend residents attend a community fireworks display that is under the care of a […]

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Investigation continues in Wainfleet structure fire

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Investigation continues in Wainfleet structure fire

The structure fire that engulfed an abandon structure on Quarry Rd. in Wainfleet Monday June 25/2018 is being investigated as accidental causes have been ruled out. “Accidental causes have been eliminated,” Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Brad Bigrigg said in a statement to Erie Media. “The cause is undetermined at this time, pending […]

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