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Fire Chief discusses kitchen safety in light of recent incident

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Fire Chief discusses kitchen safety in light of recent incident

Staying safe at home means knowing what to do in an emergency, says Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick after another resident suffered serious injuries due to a cooking fire. St. Catharines firefighters responded to reports of smoke at 515 Carlton St. Monday, July 3/2018 at around 4 p.m. The resident was cooking with grease when […]

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New fire recruits deploy in Wainfleet

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New fire recruits deploy in Wainfleet

The Township of Wainfleet and Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services were pleased to announce the deployment of 11 new volunteer firefighters this week. These firefighters live within the Township and bring a wide variety of highly specialized work experience and skill in industries such as electrical, construction, insurance, and railway. Since April 2018, the recruits […]

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Celebrate a fireworks safe Canada Day

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Celebrate a fireworks safe Canada Day

Many St. Catharines residents will be celebrating Canada Day with fireworks during the long weekend. Acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick cautions revelers to be safe, use common sense and follow the City’s rules for using fireworks. “From a safety perspective, we recommend residents attend a community fireworks display that is under the care of a […]

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Investigation continues in Wainfleet structure fire

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Investigation continues in Wainfleet structure fire

The structure fire that engulfed an abandon structure on Quarry Rd. in Wainfleet Monday June 25/2018 is being investigated as accidental causes have been ruled out. “Accidental causes have been eliminated,” Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services Fire Chief Brad Bigrigg said in a statement to Erie Media. “The cause is undetermined at this time, pending […]

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Merritton property owner fined $5,000 for fire code violations

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Merritton property owner fined $5,000 for fire code violations

The owner of a rental home in Merritton has been fined $5,000 for Ontario Fire Code violations relating to carbon monoxide alarms and smoke alarms. Bradley Hugh Patterson pleaded guilty before the Ontario Court of Justice Friday, June 22/2018 for Ontario Fire Code violations at his rental property at 43 Dundee St. The property owner […]

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Wainfleet structure fire update

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Wainfleet structure fire update

The Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Department is continuing it’s battle at a Quarry Road structure fire Monday afternoon June 25/2018 with the help of a tanker called in through mutual aid from Port Colborne, “At 10:57 this morning, Wainfleet Fire was dispatched to a building fire on Quarry Road, below Hwy. 3,” said Wainfleet Fire […]

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