Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month is the theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week. Working smoke alarms can help save you and your family if a fire breaks out. Ontario law requires working smoke alarms on every storey of a home and outside all sleeping areas.
It's up to you to make sure all smoke alarms are working by testing them monthly and changing the batteries at least once a year.
St. Catharines firefighters invite the community to learn more about smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, escape planning and home safety at any of our events during Fire Prevention Week.
Saturday, Oct. 4
Fire Safety at Home Depot (Fairview Mall)
Learn about smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, escape plans and more about home safety.
Sunday, Oct. 5
Open House at Fire Station 1 (64 Geneva St.)
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meet firefighters and discuss smoke alarms and home safety. Enjoy family fun with inflatables, target shooting with a fire hose, fire hall tours and more. A free barbecue begins at 11:30 a.m.
To serve and protect the citizens of St Catharines from the ravages of fire, to prevent their property from becoming less valuable, and to allow for a continued quality of life through a knowledge of fire safety.
The St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Services provides fire and emergency service for the City of St. Catharines. The highly trained individuals of the St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Services deliver public education and fire safety programs, emergency response, including technical rescue, and ensure the City has current emergency/business continuity plans to maintain essential public services.
On November 2, 2013, the city's newest Fire Station, Station 4, was officially opened by the Mayor and Fire Chief. This station, in addition to housing one fire pumper, is also home to one spare vehicle, the departments training division and city training rooms as well as the main corporate data centre.
In 2014 the Fire Communications Centre which provides emergency dispatch services to the majority of the Niagara Region will be relocated from Fire Department Headquarters to the new Station 4.