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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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Wainfleet Fire destroys two homes

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Wainfleet Fire destroys two homes

An early morning fire destroyed two homes and a detached garage in Wainfleet Monday morning, no one was injured in the blaze. The properties are on Lakeshore Rd. between Bessie and Quarry Rd. According to Wainfleet Fire and Emergency Services Chief Harry Flagg, both occupants of the one home escaped the fire, the second home […]

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Wainfleet Fire Department Junior Fire chiefs chosen

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Wainfleet Fire Department Junior Fire chiefs chosen

The Wainfleet Fire Department has new Junior Fire Chiefs for the day. Taya Aantjes and Dylan Pigeon were chosen for their award winning entries on the theme of “Beep where you sleep,” the campaign chosen by the Ontario Fire Marshall’s office which was the theme of Fire Prevention Week this year. Children were at the […]

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Flying lanterns pose a potential fire hazard

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Flying lanterns pose a potential fire hazard

Pelham Fire Services is reminding residents that flying paper lanterns (also known as sky lanterns) are a potential fire hazard, particularly during the current hot and humid weather conditions. On September 1, 2015 Pelham Fire Services was notified by a concerned resident on a rural property on Sumbler Road, who had found approximately 15 large […]

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CO alarm enforcement beginning

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CO alarm enforcement beginning

The Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services is going to start enforcing the law regarding Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms after allowing for a grace period. “The legislation came into the fire code in April 2014 and became law on April 15, 2015,” Mike Bendia deputy fire chief Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services said in […]

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