Yearly Archives: 1979

December 1979

Chief’s hunch saves firemen

December 27th, 1979|

A hunch by Platoon Chief Len Everett has been credited with saving his men from a collapsing floor.

September 1979

Private: Finding cash concern in firemen’s pay raise

September 27th, 1979|

By Nick Martin of The Free Press

An arbitration board award which grants London’s 301 firefighters an 18-per-cent wage increase “was a sound award,” said Gord Sturdy, President of the Firefighters’ Association.

Wednesday’s release of the decision elated the firefighters while politicians were left wondering where they’ll find the money to pay the settlement.

Mayor Al Gleeson […]

18% raise for firemen ‘bad news’ to mayor

September 26th, 1979|

By Nick Martin of The Free Press

 London’s 301 fire department employees have been awarded an 18-per-cent wage increase for 1979 by a board of arbitration.

“It’s bad news,” Mayor Al Gleeson told board of control today as he released the decision, which is binding provided the arbitrator has not made a mistake on a point […]

May 1979

Mourners brave fronts shattered by two children of dead firefighter

May 3rd, 1979|

Firefighter honoured

May 2nd, 1979|

Firefighters from throughout Ontario march beside and behind a fire truck bearing the coffin of London firefighter Richard Roman.

Mourners’ brave fronts

May 2nd, 1979|

About 200 black-uniformed London firefighters and another 150 from departments throughout Ontario and from Montreal took part in the funeral procession and service for Fire Fighter Rick Roman.

600 Attend funeral for city firefighter

May 2nd, 1979|

Almost 200 black-uniformed London firefighters and another 150 from departments in Ontario and Quebec took part in the funeral service for Rick Roman.

April 1979

Fireman killed on way to fire

April 30th, 1979|

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rolled on its left side, turned over and dropped. He said he jumped out of his cruiser and heard three firemen “yelling and hollering” alongside the truck.

A crowd of area residents gathered as […]

Sirens weren’t used

April 30th, 1979|

A coroner’s inquest was told Wednesday that the drivers of a fire truck and ambulance were not using their sirens when the vehicles collided about 3:24 a.m. April 30, killing a London fireman.

Fireman dies in accident

April 30th, 1979|

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Fireman dies as ambulance hits pumper

April 30th, 1979|

London firefighter Richard Roman died early this morning after he was pinned under a fire truck that responding to an apartment fire.