Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recall

CANADA — Consumers are being alerted to a recall of Kidde and Garrison brand disposable household fire extinguishers due to a potential defect. Approximately 175,000 were sold by various retailers in Canada between Aug. 2013 and Nov. 2014. Consumers are being asked to check the date code and model number of their fire extinguishers immediately. The extinguishers may not fully discharge when the lever is pressed and released multiple times […]

Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms

Source of this recall notice: Health Canada Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms   Starting date: September 11, 2014 Posting date: September 11, 2014 Type of communication: Consumer Product Recall Subcategory: Household Items, Electronics Source of recall: Health Canada Issue: Product Safety Audience: General Public Identification number: RA-41109 Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Kidde Affected products This recall involves Kidde branded AC/DC powered residential smoke […]

Fire Code Violations in St. Catherines

Fire code violations By Bill Sawchuk, St. Catharines Standard, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:11:39 EDT PM Two St. Catharines property owners were convicted for fire code violations recently. The owners of a home at 1 Grangeway Ct. pled guilty June 13 to fire code charges and were fined $5,000 after inspectors discovered the building had been converted from a single family dwelling to student housing with 10 rooms for rent. The property […]

Winter’s Still Going – Keep these tips in mind

How to prevent winter home safety hazards Burlington Post By Tony Bavota – Burlington Fire Department We’ve seen an exceptional amount of snowfall this winter. And while it can be challenging to stay on top of snow removal, having unrestricted access to homes and workplaces is vital for public safety — particularly in the event of an emergency. A few things to keep in mind as you head outdoors to […]

Bel Marine Retirement Residents Moved due to Electrical Issues

The residents of the Bel Marine Retirement Residence have been temporarily moved pending an ESA (Electrical Safety Authority) investigation into major electrical issues. The article below is from the Belleville Intelligencer and covers the details of the story. “Residents moved for safety” By W. Brice McVicar, The Intelligencer Thirty residents of a Belleville retirement home have been relocated after major electrical issues were identified at the Dundas Street East facility. The […]

Trinity Fire Participates in Community Event to Raise Fire Safety Awareness

A Trinity Fire technician is instructing a young boy how to test a smoke detector. In this exercise he explains what a smoke detector is, how it works, and how to test with real smoke! Trinity Fire regularly participates in local community events and works closely with the fire departments to raise awareness of fire safety. Fire prevention is number one in ensuring fire safety. Keep your devices clean and […]