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Ticket Issued to Business for Not Maintaining Extinguisher Maintenance Records

Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 05:15 AM

A Fort William Road business was issued a ticket from Thunder Bay Fire Rescue this week for failing to maintain extinguisher maintenance records. The ticket carried a fine of $235 stemming from a business license inspection done by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue. Businesses are responsible for keeping maintenance records for each portable fire extinguisher they have.

“Other fire code violations were noted at this business, and inspection orders were issued to correct them,” said Division Chief of Fire Prevention...

Union Gas Donates to Thunder Bay Fire

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Receives Donation from Union Gas

Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 08:30 AM

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue received a $2000 donation of combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms today from Union Gas. The donation provided Thunder Bay Fire Rescue with 54 combination smoke/CO alarms.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue plans to use the alarms for its Smoke/CO Alarms For Everyone (SAFE) program. SAFE is an assistance-based program geared towards local homeowners who require assistance with the acquisition or installation of smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. The SAFE program was originally...

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Fatal Walkover St Fire under Investigation

Posted on Monday, November 05, 2018 07:30 AM

A fire investigation is underway to determine the origin and cause of a fire at 11 Walkover St, which sent one person to hospital who later passed away from injuries. The fire investigation is being conducted by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue with an investigator from the Office of the Fire Marshal.

Fire crews responded to a report of smoke coming from the residence on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. They arrived to find a smoke-filled home, and upon entry, found a serious, but extinguished, fire...

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Change Your Batteries When You Change Your Clocks

Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 09:15 AM

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks this weekend.

“With the pending time change comes an opportunity to educate the community about the importance of testing and changing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, “ said Fire Chief John Hay. “Working smoke alarms give you the early warning needed to safely escape a fire, and only a carbon monoxide alarm can alert you to the presence of CO.”


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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2018

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2018 06:00 AM

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week starts today and runs until Nov. 7. Ontario Law requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms to be installed outside of all sleeping areas in all residences that have any of the following:

  • a fuel-fired appliance;
  • a fireplace, or
  • an attached garage.

In condo or apartment buildings with a service room that has a fuel-fired appliance, CO alarms must be installed in the service room and outside all sleeping areas in residences above, below and beside the service room. In condo or...