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The Organization

Central Station Education Initiative (CSEI) is a Registered Charity and incorporated in March of 2017 but is an outgrowth of many organizations and Committees working over the last three decades to find a way to save and transform Central Fire Station into a public heritage building.   CSEI Directors have been involved in all of these committees/organizations.  

The Building

One of the most uniquely designed fire stations in North America, Central Fire Station was built in the Edwardian Classical style.  Drawing from classical models, the architect re-purposed a Roman basilica plan to ingeniously house the various functions of firefighting in the early 20th century.  Central Fire Hall is one of only three significant major heritage structures surviving in downtown Welland.

The Board

Nora A. Reid, President

Claire Masswohl, Vice President

Tia De Agazio, Secretary

Gilles Boisvert, Treasurer

Catherine Horvath, Director

Leslie Robichaud, Director

Tim Cutler, Director

Heath Doane, Director

Ken Morrison, Director 

Honourary Members: 

Brian Kremen

Dan Fortier


is an incorporated not-for-profit whose mandate is to preserve and to educate about the material and cultural history of the fire, police, paramedic and other emergency services in the Niagara Region. 


Thank you to the Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage and City of Welland for their generous grants.

Please Consider Donating To This Community Effort

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