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Nickel St. tragedy: Message from the fire chief

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Nickel St. tragedy: Message from the fire chief

Erie Media is reprinting a message from Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Tom Cartwright on last week’s tragic fire in its entirety from the fire services Facebook page. As Fire Chief for the City of Port Colborne, I would like to offer sincere condolences to the Burd and Zuvic Families on behalf […]

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Major fire in Port Colborne with possible fatalities

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Major fire in Port Colborne with possible fatalities

PORT COLBORNE STRUCTURE FIRE NICKEL ST. 1 CONFIRMED DEAD AND AS MANY AS POSSIBLY 4 MORE MISSING pic.twitter.com/YTtpej0kDE — MEDIA607 -FIREMAN607 (@fireman607) December 14, 2016 Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services firefighters were on scene of a fire – with unconfirmed multiple fatalities – on Nickel Street for hours Wednesday morning. Firefighters, Niagara EMS paramedics […]

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Be safe this holiday season

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Be safe this holiday season

Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services is urging everyone to pay special attention when cooking during the holidays, and to drink responsibly. “The hustle and bustle of the holidays can dramatically increase your risk of having a fire,” said Fire Chief Kevin Foster. “All too often, these fires are started by unattended cooking and in many […]

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Replace the batteries in your smoke alarms

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Replace the batteries in your smoke alarms

As clocks are set back an hour Sunday morning, Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services is reminding residents to install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. “In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries. Twice a year, old batteries should be replaced with […]

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Make sure you stay carbon monoxide safe

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Make sure you stay carbon monoxide safe

Welland Fire and Emergency Services and Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services are reminding residents in their communities to to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in their homes by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually. The two fire services want to make sure everyone stays safe during Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, November 1-7. “In Ontario, more than […]

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Major fire in Fort Erie

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Major fire in Fort Erie

Fort Erie Fire Department had fire vehicles from across the town battling a major blaze on Erie Rd. in Crystal Beach Monday morning. According to the department’s Twitter feed, the first vehicles were dispatched at 3 a.m. for the report of a structure fire. Once on scene, the officer in charge reported one building fully […]

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