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.