Yearly Archives: 1984

August 1984

Firemen battle blaze at Velvet Touch

August 24th, 1984|

Firefighters were at the scene of a blaze at a Florence Street furniture stripping shop early today trying to contain flames before they reached chemicals stored on the premises.

The fire broke out shortly before midnight at The Velvet Touch of London 873 Florence St.  Firemen manning a total of six pumpers and two ladder […]

Rash of illnesses plagues fire department

August 17th, 1984|

By Tony Hodgkinson of the Free Press

The London fire department could be in “dire straits” financially before the year is out, Assistant Deputy Chief Bruce Tapp warned Tuesday after a fire station in east London was put out of service for three hours.

Tapp said he felt the department could remain within its budget of […]

June 1984

Fireman slightly injured

June 9th, 1984|

Fireman slightly injured in Elizabeth Street fire London firefighters – one of whom received burns—searched everywhere for a boy thought to be still inside a house extensively damaged by fire at 632 Elizabeth St. Friday night.

But Jason Albert, 5, son of Val Albert, 24, who resides in one of four apartments in the house, […]

May 1984

Tanker 1

May 27th, 1984|

March 1984

$90k fire hits club

March 9th, 1984|

January 1984

High-Rise Fires

January 22nd, 1984|

High Rise Fires, Stay calm, stay alive
It’s 2 a.m.  The dispatcher leans back on his chair and stretches, still keeping one eye on the alarm panel in front of him.  A panel light flashes:  fire.  He notes the location of the triggered alarm box and alerts the closest fire station.

At the station, an organized flurry […]

Rescue Operation

January 17th, 1984|

London firefighters work to free an injured woman motorist from the wreckage of a car at Adelaide Street and Kipp’s Lane Monday night while ambulance staff bring up a stretcher.  Three people went to hospital from the two-car, head-on crash shortly before 11 p.m.  City police rerouted busy Adelaide Street traffic until the debris […]

Firefighters bail of windows

January 6th, 1984|

Firefighters flee through window as flames fill house stairwell

A flame filled stairway gave three London firefighters anxious moments Thursday when they were ventilating smoke from the second floor of a Grey Street house.

Forced back by the sudden flash in the stairwell, acting Captain Paul McPherson and firefighters Jim Holmes and Dave Morden retreated to […]