Monthly Archives: January 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 […]