Yearly Archives: 1976

December 1976

Fire and Ice

December 15th, 1976|

Firemen waded through knee-deep snow to fight a blaze at the Competition Motors building at 1206 Oxford St. E.

London Rescue Boat

December 13th, 1976|

London rescue squad firemen head up the swollen Thames River testing the new Zodiak infatable rescue boat.

Mascot Fire

December 13th, 1976|

911 system criticized after blaze

December 13th, 1976|

A London woman, whose house was burning around her this morning, is questioning the speediness of the 911 emergency telephone system.

LFD consultant sees communication lack

December 2nd, 1976|

The consultant who prepared a controversial report on the London fire department defended his recommendations before council.

November 1976

DND and LFD working together

November 24th, 1976|

These machines are waging war on snow so firefighters can battle blazes in the city.

Fire chief wants 911 improved

November 24th, 1976|

London’s Fire Chief Ray Morley would like to see the initial answering of 911 emergency calls improved.

Army Support

November 24th, 1976|

Ferris, reporter really all wet

November 17th, 1976|

The chairman of the London-Middlesex emergency measures co-ordinating committee was a target of the London fire department’s powerful snorkel hose Thursday.

Central Chev

November 17th, 1976|

London firemen extinguished a blaze at Central Chevrolet and Oldsmobile where estimates are that more than $1 million in property lost.

Fire hits recycling plant

November 16th, 1976|

Fire damaged the second and third floors of Gold and Gold recycling Industries Inc. on Bathurst Street Monday afternoon. No one was injured.

Bucket Truck Work

November 12th, 1976|

Two London firefighters, working from a snorkel truck, are surrounded by dense black smoke as they attempt to put out the fire in the main showroom of the Central Chev Olds car agency.

Heavy Black Smoke Downtown

November 12th, 1976|

A trail of heavy black smoke hung over downtown London as fire erupted in the Central Chevrolet building Thursday.

Threat of Gas Explosion

November 12th, 1976|

The threat of a natural gas explosion from underground lines west of the Central Chev fire scene caused officials to order the evacuation of core buildings.

PUC cuts core area power

November 12th, 1976|

Electrical power to the downtown area was interrupted so PUC workers could assist with an underground blaze caused by the fire at Central Chevrolet Oldsmobile.

Employee chagrined over loss of jeans

November 12th, 1976|

Ms Kerr lost her jeans and almost lost her job when her place of employment disappeared in a tower of flames Thursday afternoon.

Onlookers hindrance to firemen

November 12th, 1976|

The $1-million fire wasn’t the only thing worrying firemen and police – crowds of curious spectators were also of concern.

Central Chev fire loss million

November 12th, 1976|

Employees of Central Chevrolet Oldsmobile (London) Ltd. were back on the job today to sift through the ashes from Thursday’s fire that ravaged the bulk of the company’s building.

October 1976

Man dies in apartment blaze

October 14th, 1976|

Rosslyn Raymond Windrim, 36, died when fire enveloped him in his apartment at 29 Craig St. early today.

Firemen seek end to chauffeur role

October 13th, 1976|

Ottawa trip “no emergency” – Firemen seek end to chauffeur role
The London Fire Fighters Association has asked Mayor Jane Bigelow for assurances that city firemen will not be used as chauffeurs for elected officials again unless for emergency situations.

In a letter handed to the mayor on Tuesday, the association also suggested an apology be made […]