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Wainfleet fire department receives funding for vehicle extrication equipment

Wainfleet fire department receives funding for vehicle extrication equipment

Recently Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services received help to purchase vehicle extrication equipment. “Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada is celebrating a grant awarded to Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services for $38,408 to fund vehicle extrication equipment,” Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada press release said.  “The awarded equipment will improve the department’s […]

Kitchen fire a reminder for working smoke alarms

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Kitchen fire a reminder for working smoke alarms

City of St. Catharines press release – The City of St. Catharines Fire Services is urging the public to keep fire safety top of mind after a kitchen fire in the centre of the city saw one man transported to the hospital. That reminder during the Christmas season extends to practicing safe cooking techniques and […]

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Jeff McCormick named new St. Catharines fire chief

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Jeff McCormick named new St. Catharines fire chief

City of St. Catharines press release – The City has moved to place a hand permanently at the helm of St. Catharines Fire Services. The name behind that guiding hand is a familiar one in the community. On Monday City Council appointed Jeff McCormick as fire chief. McCormick has served as acting fire chief since […]

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Rolling back the clock means it’s time to test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

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Rolling back the clock means it’s time to test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

City of St. Catharines press release – It’s once again time to roll back the clock for Daylight Savings Time, and with it comes a reminder to check in on the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that keep families safe. St. Catharines Fire Services is reminding residents to test the alarms in their homes as […]

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Enbridge Gas Inc. helps Pelham FD feduce fire and carbon monoxide deaths

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Enbridge Gas Inc. helps Pelham FD feduce fire and carbon monoxide deaths

Town of Pelham press release – On Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, Enbridge Gas Inc. and Pelham Fire Department announced they are working to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero. Pelham Fire Department received 126 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Project Zero – a public education campaign […]

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Door-to-door safety inspection yields ‘alarming’ results

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Door-to-door safety inspection yields ‘alarming’ results

It was an alarming day for Welland firefighters as the visited a north end street to conduct door-to-door smoke and carbon monoxide testing as part of their Fire Prevention Week activities. They visited 24 homes on Tuesday, Oct. 8/2019, but, only 14 residents were home as they visited. “The results were ‘alarming,’” a City of […]

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