Cornwall Fire Services (CFS) is committed to ensuring fire safety is a priority for our community. As a result of complaints related to the fire safety of the building located at 510 Second St. Cornwall operating as the “Care Center”, CFS have conducted several fire safety inspections to assess the fire safety within the building and have identified numerous serious fire safety violations of the Ontario Fire Code which increases the risk of injury to occupants in the event of a fire emergency.
As a result of these significant fire and life safety concerns, CFS was granted authorization to close the property from the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and will continue to work with the owner to ensure the fire safety issues in the building are addressed.
Staff from the City of Cornwall’s Human Services Department are on site and are supporting tenants who are seeking alternative accommodations. Tenants were provided with information regarding alternative accommodations.
Any tenant from 510 Second Street, requiring support for relocation can also enquire with Human Services at 613-933-6282 ext. 2309.The City of Cornwall’s Command Centre vehicle is currently on site to provide assistance with residents of the premises.
“With recent fire occurrences and the unfortunate loss of life in Oshawa, Brighton, Montreal and Sarnia we remind all Cornwall residents to ensure they have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed and have practiced home escape planning,” said Fire Chief Matthew Stephenson. “Our staff is available to assess fire safety compliance and ensure smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are properly located and operational anytime”. Safety assessments and fire inspections can be arranged by calling 613-930-2787 (2395) during business hours.
This information is available on the City’s website at www.cornwall.ca.