Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 2011

Firefighters going pink

September 24th, 2011|

A couple years ago the mother of London firefighter Jeff Brewster was diagnosed with breast cancer.

To show support for their colleague, the members of No. 1 Fire Hall (recently renamed the London Fire Department Memorial Headquarters) decided to change up their usual uniform colour by switching to pink shirts.

This year, the gesture has been […]

Fire causes major damage

September 21st, 2011|

An early-morning electrical fire caused $60,000 to a house on Winnipeg Boulevard on Tuesday, fire officials said. The London Fire Department was called to the blaze at 5:16 a.m. The fire damaged both interior and exterior walls, bathroom and kitchen ceilings. There was moderate smoke and water damage to the house interior.

via News in […]

Suspicious fire at Men’s Mission

September 19th, 2011|

Residents at the Men’s Mission on York Street were given a surprise early wakeup call yesterday.

Just before 3 a.m., the London Fire Department was called to the mission, between Burwell and Maitland streets, because of a fire that started in a bathroom.

The fire is considered suspicious.

via Suspicious fire at Men’s Mission | Metro.

Record fine for London building owner

September 15th, 2011|

The owner of a building across the road from Fanshawe College has been fined a record amount for fire code violations in London.

The owner of a building at 1451 Oxford St. East was fined $18,500 this week for numerous infractions, including failure to maintain smoke alarms in apartments and failure to ensure fire doors […]

United Way launches 2011 fundraising campaign

September 14th, 2011|

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This year’s $8.5 million fundraising goal was announced Wednesday (Sept. 14) before a record crowd of approximately 3,000 people who […]

United Way Campaign Launch & 3M Harvest Lunch

September 14th, 2011|

via The London Free Press.

Firefighter injured battling blaze

September 12th, 2011|

A London firefighter was injured battling a blaze at a south London business Sunday morning.

Firefighters were called to a structure fire at Moss Car and Truck Repair at 1036 Green Valley Rd. around 8:45 p.m.

Firefighters arrived to see heavy black smoke billowing from a garage.

The fire started in the engine cab of a panel […]

Fire fighter’s memorial unveiled

September 12th, 2011|

It was a solemn occasion on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 11) as members of London’s fire fighting fraternity were joined by dignitaries including Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, family and the general public for the official unveiling and dedication of the London Fire Fighters’ Memorial Monument.

Held in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 […]

London Firefighter Memorial

September 11th, 2011|

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Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty thanks emergency workers during a memorial for 21 London firefighters who have died in the line of duty at the London Fire Department Memorial Headquarters on Horton Street on Sunday September 11th, 2011. Family and friends of the fallen firefighters gathered to celebrate their memory as well as to remember […]

Fallen fire fighters memorial unveiled

September 11th, 2011|

Until now their sacrifice has been marked by boots, jackets and helmets arranged on empty chairs.

But now the names of 21 London fire fighters who died in the line of duty or due to occupational disease are inscribed on a granite cross.

About 1,000 people turned out on Sunday for the dedication ceremony for the […]

London Remembers Their Fallen

September 11th, 2011|

Hundreds of people packed into the Headquarters of the London Fire Department this afternoon to pay their respects to the fallen fire fighters who perished in the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City and the 21 London firefighters killed in the line of duty over the years.

The Fire Fighter Pipe Band lead a […]

Firefighters get stirring tribute

September 11th, 2011|

“We’re just doing our job. That’s what we get paid to do,” says Scott Hunt, a London firefighter. “Obviously it was a tragic day ‘ 343 firefighters passed away just doing their job. It was a sad day.”

Hunt, who has been with the department for seven years, was working as a firefighter in his […]

Canada’s Heroes; London Fire Fighters

September 11th, 2011|

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Sunday, 11 September 2011 – Londoners gathered on the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of “9/11” to remember. Fallen London Fire Fighters were honoured with the unveiling of the London Fire Fighters’ Memorial Monument and the dedication of the London Fire Department Memorial Headquarters.

via London Celebrates Canada

Monument-al preparation

September 7th, 2011|

Off-duty members of the London Fire Department watch as Jason Fiqueiredo floats concrete in preparation for the installation of the London Firefighters’ Memorial Monument, which will be erected in front of the fire station at 400 Horton St.

The monument will be officially dedicated on Sunday (Sept. 11) during a special ceremony at 1 p.m. […]

Fire Safety when Cooking

September 5th, 2011|

Fires can easily start in your kitchen. Follow these tips to keep your kitchen safe!

Never Leave Cooking Unattended! Never leave home when a microwave oven, stove burner, or oven is on. Keep a close eye on what you’re cooking.
Keep Your Cooking Area Clean. Many items in the kitchen can catch fire easily including pot […]

Electrical Fire Safety

September 5th, 2011|

Unsafe use of electricity can be a ticking time bomb! An electrical fire can happen at any time. Each year in London a significant proportion of fire emergencies stem from electrical faults.
Electrical Do’s & Don’ts
Always:
Follow-up when a fuse or circuit breaker blows. Don’t just reset the breaker or replace the fuse. Find out what […]