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Fire and Emergency Management Services
Department Responsibilities

Department Overview

Fire and Emergency Services provides emergency fire prevention and control and emergency management services for the City of St. Catharines and other local municipalities.

Organizational Structure

Director of Fire and Emergency Management Services
Dave Wood (acting Fire Chief)

  • Creates and implements the City's Fire Services policy
  • Oversees emergency management operations when an emergency is occuring
  • Enforces City policies, by-laws and other legislation
  • Advises and recommends all major equipment purchases, including long-range planning for equipment, buildings and property 
  • Commands all phases of Fire Services' operations at major fires or other emergencies
  • Liaises with other Fire Services and the business and industrial community to promote fire prevention and safety.
 

Communications

  • Provides emergency services to the City of St. Catharines and 12 other municipalities. 
  • Dispatches equipment and manpower
  • Completes property mapping for fire routes
  • Maintains fire department radio systems

Prevention

  • Enforces the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and the Ontario Fire Code, including prosecution  
  • Inspects buildings for compliance with certain aspects of the Ontario Building Code
  • Promotes fire safety through public education and training 
  • Assists with Alcohol and Gaming Commission inspections
  • Oversees approvals for fireworks and pyrotechnics

Suppression

  • Provides fire protection
  • Assists with emergency medical assistance calls and hazardous material incidents
  • Provides automobile extrication
  • Completes technical rescues, including high angle, water, ice and industrial
  • Enforces the home smoke alarm inspection program

Training

  • Co-ordinates the delivery of training programs
  • Participate in promotional, reclassification examinations
  • Researches and evaluates equipment and purchases
  • Responsible for recruit hiring and training process

   

 
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