Fire Code Violation Conviction - 53 Nickel Street

Posted by Nancy Giles on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

 

For Immediate Release

Fire Code Violation Conviction

Port Colborne, ON (July 18, 2018) – On July 18, 2018, the owner of 53 Nickel Street was convicted on two counts in Provincial Offences Court for failing to comply with the Ontario Fire Code and was fined $100,000 (plus a victim surcharge of 25%), in accordance with the provisions of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act.

On December 14, 2016, Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services responded to a reported structure fire. Responding crews found the dwelling to be fully involved on arrival. Four occupants of the dwelling lost their lives that morning. During the investigation it was determined that the owner of the dwelling failed to maintain the smoke alarms and test the smoke alarms annually.

“This tragic event will have an everlasting effect on the families, friends and emergency response personnel involved, as well as our community as a whole,” said City of Port Colborne’s Fire Chief, Thomas B. Cartwright. “Our community must make every effort to live a fire safe life.”

Chief Cartwright reminds all residents and owners of buildings in Port Colborne of their responsibilities under the Ontario Fire Code. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms must be installed and maintained. Failing to meet these requirements could result in fines of up to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) per count.

Port Colborne residents that require assistance in determining whether they are in compliance are encouraged to call Port Colborne Fire & Emergency Services at 905-834-4512.

Help us ensure you are leading a fire safe life. Never Think It Can’t Happen To You - Fire Kills.

-30-

For more information, please contact:

Thomas B. Cartwright

City Fire Chief

905-834-4512

firechief@portcolborne.ca

 

 
 
 

News Archive

 
Bridge 21 Closure September 19, 2018
Bridge 21 will be closed tomorrow, September 19, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for b…
Michelle CuthbertTue Sep 18th, 2018
City to purchase new Mobi-Chair thanks to gof…
After Laura Mainella and Brian Salmon of 91.7 GIANT-FM announced a gofundme…
Michelle CuthbertTue Sep 18th, 2018
Proxy voting an option for voters to cast the…
Niagara voters unable to cast their ballot on Election Day, or attend an Ad…
Michelle CuthbertMon Sep 17th, 2018
Thank you to our Volunteers!
What a 'sweet' night at our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
Michelle CuthbertFri Sep 14th, 2018
Speaking our History
L.R. Wilson Archives to host Local History Speakers Series this fall
Michelle CuthbertFri Sep 14th, 2018
Alzheimer Societys Coffee Break in Port Colbo…
Residents are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and learn more about Alzheim…
Michelle CuthbertThu Sep 13th, 2018
gofundme campaign launched to help City purch…
91.7 GIANT FM spearheads gofundme campaign after hearing news of Mobi-Chair…
Michelle CuthbertThu Sep 13th, 2018
Runners & Triathletes to PORTicipate in Port …
The City of Port Colborne will be a destination for participants in the Nia…
Michelle CuthbertThu Sep 13th, 2018
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next »