Yearly Archives: 1974

October 1974

White Factory Fire

October 8th, 1974|

Firemen battle the blaze along the west wall of the White factory. Workers said the fire apparently started in a storage area.

A cliff-hanger

October 7th, 1974|

Fire hall takes shape

October 7th, 1974|

London spinster, 60, dies in smouldering house fire

October 7th, 1974|

By Gord Wainman of The Free Press

A London spinster died about dawn Sunday in a long-smouldering fire in her 1134 Pondview Rd., home.

It was the first serious call on the dial 911 emergency telephone system which officials said had been operating like clockwork since it began eight hours earlier.

But the call came too late […]

New 911 System

October 6th, 1974|

Women & Fire Departments

October 1st, 1974|

September 1974

Tight squeeze

September 27th, 1974|

Firemen work for almost an hour to free Joe Nicholls of London, injured when the truck he was driving collided with a dump truck.

Head-on crash traps two persons, five rushed to hospital in London

September 22nd, 1974|

LAMBETH – A head-on crash of two cars on Highway 2 at the Airport Road early today sent five persons to hospital in London after firemen sawed two of them free from their crumpled vehicles.

Provincial police investigating the crash shortly after 7 a.m. were still trying to get the full facts this afternoon.

Two units […]

New firehall started

September 17th, 1974|

The new Fire Station No.3 is under construction has begun in the Westmount area, on Comissioners Road just west of Wonderland Road. The new station will replace the old station on Bruce Street.

August 1974

Helping hands

August 22nd, 1974|

Dominic Stracuzza is assisted by firemen and a Thames Valley Ambulance attenant after a fire at his 471 Huntington Dr.home shortly after 10:00 AM today.

Relief over son’s escape all that matters to man

August 19th, 1974|

Peppino Rossi stands outside his fire-charred house in northeast London today after firemen doused flames that started in the basement.

July 1974

Early morning blaze damages garage

July 30th, 1974|

Loss was estimated at $30,000 when a fire heavily damaged the fix it yourself garage at 315 William street early today. Several cars inside were scorched and one destroyed.

Grounded aerials

July 25th, 1974|

Two of the city’s three aerial trucks are out of service for repairs.

April 1974

Icy river thwarted

April 6th, 1974|

[easyrotator]erf_70_1365511746/erc_19_1365511774[/easyrotator] London firemen were called Saturday to rescue Andy Perquin, 16, of 915 Colborne St. and Paul Morrissey, 16, of 36 Elworthy Ave from a clump of trees the middle of the Thames river.  The youths canoe hit a submerged log in the mid afternoon and flipped over.  Fireman Earl Smith and Gary Hewitt finally […]

What is a fireman?

April 4th, 1974|

CN Tower Fire

April 3rd, 1974|

Smoke billows from grates in front of the CN tower on York Street at 4p.m. Wednesday, shortly after an underground blast shook the building.

Treated for Smoke Inhalation

April 3rd, 1974|

London fireman Chris Merrison, of 101 Selkirk St., was treated for smoke inhalation by two fellow firemen, Tom Armer, top and Mike Done Wednesday afternoon after fighting fire in the underground cables to the CN Tower. He was released after treatment at Victoria Hospital. (by Rick Eglinton of The London Free Press)

Blast blacks out London’s core

April 3rd, 1974|

A series of explosions jolted the area, sending manhole covers dancing and causing a downtown blackout and a gigantic traffic jam.

Onlookers at CN Towers Fire

April 3rd, 1974|

Firemen worked for about an hour Wednesday afternoon fighting a blaze in the underground cables to the Canadian National Towers. Hydro was cut off in the downtown area and traffic was disrupted as signal lights were out of action.

March 1974

Fireman’s efforts saves 2 lives

March 15th, 1974|

A London mother remained unconscious and in critical condition at Saint Joseph hospital late Thursday night – casually a fire that swept her mother’s home just before midnight Wednesday.