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      3 Killaly Street West
      Port Colborne, Ontario
      L3K 6H1
      T: 905-834-4512
      F: 905-835-1020



The Department is responsible for providing fire protection to the City of over 19,000 residents and 51 square miles, as well as participating in the Regional Mutual Aid System. The Department has a very active Fire Prevention/Public Education Program that uses all of the Departments Human Resources.

The Department is dispatched by the City of St. Catharines Fire Department in conjunction with Regional wide enhanced 911 system.  Our Fire Service responded to 972 calls in 2019.

Contact Information:

Fire Chief
Thomas Cartwright
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Deputy Fire Chief
Scott Lawson 
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Fire Prevention Officer
Charles Turpin

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Executive Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief
Catherine Moyer
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Important Safety Bulletins




ProCom Vent Free Natural Gas Fireplace System - Not Approved For Sale In Canada - DO NOT INSTALL - There are no vent free natural gas or propane fireplace systems or heaters approved for sale in Canada. 

 View the ProCom Installation manual

Please refer to our Fire Prevention and Public Education Section - Safety Tips for additional information with regards to the approval labels you should be looking for when purchasing gas fired appliances.  



Fire Department

The Fire Department apparatus consists of two (2) Engines, one (1) Rescue, one (1) 2000 Gallon Tanker/Pumper, one (1) 75' Ladder Truck, one (1) Squad, a Fire Prevention GMC Terrain, Ford F150 driven by the Deputy Fire Chief and a Dodge Ram Pick-up Truck currently being used by the Fire Chief.  Take a look at Port Colborne's Fire Apparatus

 Composition of Department   

  • Fire Chief

  • Deputy Fire Chief

  • Executive Administrative Assistant

  • Fire Prevention Officer

  • 4 Full-time Captains

  • 8 Full-time Fire Fighters

  • Volunteer Officers

  • 34 Volunteer Fire Fighters                                        

Our Fire Service is a Composite Department.  What that means is that we have Full-time Fire Fighters, as well as Volunteer Fire Fighters "Proudly Protecting People and Property" within the City of Port Colborne. 


Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services is regulated by By-law No. 6745/109/19 click here (Appendix A, B and C) to review; making up part of this By-law is the Department's Strategic Plan. 



new Volunteer fire fighters 

Your City’s Fire Department would like to welcome six (6) new volunteer fire fighters to the Department. The new members are currently working through their probationary period.                 

2019 Volunteer Fire Fighter Recruits

                           #30 M. Dezenosky, #62 K. Benner, #19 C. Charlton, #34 C. Graat, #3 F. Hopkins, #2 R. Savage