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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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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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Nickel Street – Cause of Fire Results

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Nickel Street – Cause of Fire Results

The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Department has released the results of the investigation into the fatal December Nickel St. fire.   “At approximately 01:22 hrs. on the morning of December 14, 2016, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services responded to a reported structure fire at 53 Nickel Street, Port Colborne, Ontario,” the release […]

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