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Fire destroys south-end St. Catharines home

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Fire destroys south-end St. Catharines home

City of St. Catharines press release – Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick urges residents to make sure they have working smoke alarms installed and home escape plans ready after an early morning fire on the weekend destroyed a house in the south end of St. Catharines. “When there is a fire you need to get […]

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Test it Tuesday: Are there working heroes in your home?

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Test it Tuesday: Are there working heroes in your home?

City of Port Colborne press release – Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services will be heading to homes in Port Colborne on Tuesday, May 14/2019, for ‘Test it Tuesday’. In an effort to ensure every Port Colborne home has working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, residents are encouraged to PORTicipate by testing their alarms. “In […]

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Ten must-haves for your home emergency preparedness kit

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Ten must-haves for your home emergency preparedness kit

City of St. Catharines press release – A home emergency kit stocked with some basic supplies will help you and your family ride out disasters that strike suddenly and without notice. But it’s important not to wait until you’re faced with an emergency to assemble your emergency preparedness kit, says Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick, […]

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Residents not allowed to burn yard waste within city limits

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Residents not allowed to burn yard waste within city limits

City of St. Catharines press release – While nicer weather may have some residents thinking about spring yard clean ups or enjoying more time outside Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick reminds residents that burning away yard waste and backyard bonfires are not allowed in St. Catharines. The City’s open air burning by-law prohibits open air […]

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St. Catharines bar fined for overcrowding

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St. Catharines bar fined for overcrowding

City of St. Catharines press release – The operator of the Mansion House Hotel in Downtown St. Catharines has been fined by the Ontario Court of Justice for overcrowding at the bar. 1602128 Ontario Ltd. pled guilty on Friday, April 12 to Ontario Fire Code charges of exceeding the occupant load for the number of […]

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Welland man injured rescuing pets from fire

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Welland man injured rescuing pets from fire

A Welland man has been injured after returning to rescue his cats after he initially evacuated his residence due to fire Saturday Apr. 13/2019. A basement fire had broken out in the basement of the East Main St. building which spread to the main level and the upper level before the Welland Fire and Emergency […]

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