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Crash closes a block in Port Colborne

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Crash closes a block in Port Colborne

Main St. West between King and Elm Sts. in Port Colborne was closed for a short period Monday, March 6, after two trucks collided in the area. While no information has been released by Niagara Regional Police, they, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services and Niagara EMS paramedics were called to the intersection of Main […]

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Have a fire escape plan and working smoke alarms, says chief

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Have a fire escape plan and working smoke alarms, says chief

After a recent fatal fire in Brampton – where it was found there were no smoke alarms in the home – Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Tom Cartwright is once again urging local residents to make sure they have working smoke alarms in the home. A release from the fire services said […]

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Two garage fires in one night in St. Catharines

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Two garage fires in one night in St. Catharines

Fire Chief Dave Wood urges residents to be fire safe in sheds, garages and other buildings on their property as well as their homes after two fires in one night. “A lot of us take great care in making our homes fire safe but tend to be a little more relaxed in our sheds and […]

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Port Colborne business convicted for fire code violations

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Port Colborne business convicted for fire code violations

A Port Colborne business – 1825081 Ontario Inc. – was convicted earlier this month in Provincial Offences Court for failing to comply with the Ontario Fire Code and was fined $17,500 in accordance with the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act. On June 30 of last year, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services […]

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Message from the fire chief

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Message from the fire chief

Erie Media is reprinting a letter from Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Tom Cartwright in light on the most recent fire in the city Message from the fire chief The start of 2017 has continued to be very busy times for our Fire Department. Since January 1, 2017 until January 20, 2017, […]

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Structure Fire Port Colborne Causes $75,000 – $100,000 Damage

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Structure Fire Port Colborne Causes $75,000 – $100,000 Damage

Port Colborne Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Oakwood Street today. The call came in around 12:30 pm. When fire crews arrived there was heavy smoke in the garage and fire was breaking through the eaves above the garage door. The fire extended into the attic space of the attached house. Fire fighters […]

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