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Lakeshore student receives special award from Port Fire Department

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Lakeshore student receives special award from Port Fire Department

When the Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Department was developing a strategy for a social media campaign, they went immediately to Lakeshore Catholic High School for help. After initial discussions with the vice principal, FPO Scott Lawson, Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Department was immediately introduced to student Michaela Bodis, who the vice […]

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Welland’s Fire Chief Retiring

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Welland’s Fire Chief Retiring

The City of Welland’s Chief of Fire and Emergency Services, Denys Prevost, has announced his retirement after 39 years in the fire service, including 10 years as Welland’s Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC). Chief Prevost joined the Waverley NS Fire Department in 1977 as a volunteer firefighter, continuing for 18 more years […]

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Wainfleet Firefighters receive donation from Project Assist

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Wainfleet Firefighters receive donation from Project Assist

The Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services Department received a $5,000 donation at Tuesday night’s meeting of Wainfleet Township Council. The donation came through Project Assist, a partnership program with Enbridge Gas Distribution and the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office. Through the program 20 fire departments across Ontario are sharing from a $100,000 financial commitment from Enbridge […]

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Wainfleet Bog fire fighting effort continues

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Wainfleet Bog fire fighting effort continues

Firefighting efforts continued Friday at Wainfleet Bog Conservation Area. Crews from Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) confirmed that progress is being made, and there has been no further growth of the fire. There are four basic classifications to a forest fire: Not Under Control, Being Held, Under Control, and Out. Operational briefing meetings […]

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Port Colborne and Welland initiate fire ban

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Port Colborne and Welland initiate fire ban

All around South Niagara, communities have issued a fire ban, Port Colborne and Welland are the last to issue the notice. As a fire smolders in the Wainfleet Bog due to the dry conditions, Port Colborne’s Fire Chief Tom Cartwright issued and open air burning ban on Wednesday July 6. In the fire ban notice, […]

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Project Assist helps to provide firefighting training material

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Project Assist helps to provide firefighting training material

Fort Erie Fire and Emergency Services received $5,000 from the Project Assist Program to be used towards the purchase of firefighting training material. The cheque was presented to the Town of Fort Erie during Monday’s regular meeting of council. Project Assist is a program initiated by Enbridge Gas Distribution in partnership with the Ontario Fire […]

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