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 […]

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Each year, fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Carefully decorating Christmas trees can help make your holidays safer. Picking the tree If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant. Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. Placing the tree Before placing the tree […]

Owner Gets $75,000 in Fines for Fire Alarm Infractions

The former owner of a hotel establishment in Huntsville and the principal of that company have each been charged and convicted on 10 counts of fire code violations under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act. The charges stem from an inspection on Jan. 7, 2013, where an unprecedented number of contraventions of the Ontario Fire Code were observed the most serious being the failure to maintain smoke alarms and the […]

Two Building Owners Fined for Fire Code Violations

Two Hamilton building owners have been convicted of offences under the Ontario Fire Code. The owner of a three-storey, nine-unit residential apartment building at 309 Barton St. E. was convicted on May 9 after failing to equip the building’s doors and windows leading out to the fire escape with closures that have a 20-minute fire-protection rating. The owner was fined $1,500. In the second case, the owner of a three-storey, […]

Government Mandating Sprinklers in Care Homes for Seniors, People with Disabilities

Ontario is the first province to make automatic sprinklers mandatory in care homes for seniors, homes for people with disabilities, and vulnerable Ontarians. Mandatory sprinklers are part of amendments to the Fire Code and Building Code that will improve fire safety in these occupancies. Other improvements include: · Self-closing doors · Enhanced fire inspections and staff training · Annual validation of fire safety plans by local fire services The amendments […]