Fire Prevention & Public Education
The Fire Prevention Officer for the City of Port Colborne enforces the requirements of the Ontario Fire Code, Fire Prevention and Protection Act, advises the Chief Building Official on new construction, Municipal By-laws, Gasoline Handling Act, Propane Handling, Storage and Utilization Code as well as other Provincial, National and International Codes and Standards. Routine fire safety inspections are conducted to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and standards. Fire Safety Inspections can be requested by contacting Administration at 905-834-4512.
Inspections may be subject to a fee in accordance with By-law No. 4983/39/07. Click here to review By-law. Schools, Service Clubs, Children's Groups can arrange for a tour of our Fire Station and a Public Education Presentation by contacting 905-834-4512 or by emailing Catherine Jenkins, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief.
Product Recall Information
Have you ever wondered about electrical products that have been deemed unsafe? Click here for up-to-date information regarding these recalls from the Electrical Safety Authority. Also, the Office of the Fire Marshal's website can be viewed for product recalls by clicking here.
Public Fire Safety Education is an extremely important method used to improve awareness. Fire Safety is not just seasonal; it is a year round commitment that is required by all the residents in Port Colborne. When was the last time you checked your smoke alarm battery; or changed the smoke alarm itself? Our Fire Service recommends changing your battery every time you change your clock, (every 6 months) and replacing your smoke alarm every 10 years.
A parent's guide to finding fire-safe accommodation for students attending College or University - click here for details.
Safe student accommodation - 10 tips for a safe place to live - to find out what every student should know to prevent fire - click here
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