To provide the highest level of service and protection of life and property to the people who live, work, visit and invest in the City of St. Catharines through the provision of emergency communications, fire prevention, fire suppression and emergency management.
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.
In an average year, nearly100 Ontario residents lose their lives in a house fire and thousands are injured. Many of these tragic incidents could have been avoided if there had been working smoke alarms placed on every level of their house and outside sleeping areas.
Working smoke alarms save lives and the City of St. Catharines is committed to reducing the injuries and deaths that occur in St. Catharines through an aggressive public education and smoke alarm program.
This section provides information on fire prevention, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and on fire safety education.
Information on the structure and divisions of St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Services can be found on the department responsibilities web page.