Fire & Emergency Management Services

64 Geneva St.
St. Catharines, ON L2R 4M7

Tel: 905.684.4311

Fax: 905.687.3494

TTY: 905.688.4TTY (4889)


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Current Emergencies

The City of St. Catharines continues to take COVID-19 seriously, and in following the advice of provincial and federal leaders is making significant changes to services and programming to help protect health and wellbeing of the community.

In order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus the City has temporarily closed all of its facilities to the public. While this closure does impact a host of community programs and events core services will continue to be offered.

For more information visit the City's COVID-19 webpage.

Notification of an emergency

In the event of an emergency, check the following outlets for official information from the City of St. Catharines

  • This webpage and the City's homepage
  • The City's Facebook page -
  • The City's Twitter page - follow the Twitter handle @St_Catharines
  • Pingstreet - the City's mobile app. Pingstreet is free and available for download for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone
  • Local radio stations, including 610 CKTB, 97.7 HTZ FM and 105.7 EZ Rock
  • Local newspapers, including the St. Catharines Standard and Niagara This Week

Household Emergency Kit

Keep enough supplies stocked in your home to allow you and your family to survive for at least three days (72 hours).

Update your household emergency kit twice a year when changing your clocks. Your household emergency kit should include:

  • Emergency Preparedness: Your personal guide  - a fill-in-the-blank plan for you and your family
  • Battery-operated or crank radio, and extra batteries to receive the latest news during an emergency. Place batteries in reverse inside to conserve energy while not in use.
  • First Aid kit
  • Bottled water and food
  • Necessary prescriptions
  • Flashlights
  • List of emergency contact numbers (e.g. family, friends, neighbours)
  • Basic tools

Some retailers and hardware stores even carry completed kits for purchase.


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