Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 2014

Three Treated For Smoke Inhalation Following Mattress Fire

March 30th, 2014|

Emergency crews responded to a fire call at an address on Craig Street in Wortley Village last night.

It was around 8 pm when London Fire crews arrived at 26 Craig Street to find a mattress fire in a unit on the second floor.

The fire was quickly extinguished. Three people were taken to hospital to […]

Three Treated For Smoke Inhalation

March 29th, 2014|

Emergency crews responded to a fire call at an address on Craig Street in Wortley Village last night.

Lifesaving Society | Rescue Award of Merit

March 28th, 2014|

Evan Spindler lives with his family in a home on the west side of the Thames River. He was at home on the afternoon of March 12, 2013, when he noticed a wheelchair-bound man who had become stuck when he rolled to the edge of the river to feed the geese and ducks.

Although though […]

Ontario PCs Want 2-Year Wage Freeze for Public Sector Employees, Including Police & Fire

March 25th, 2014|

The Progressive Conservatives are calling for a two year, across the board wage freeze for all public sector employees including police officers and firefighters.

The issue was raised at Queen’s Park by Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton who cited figures released in London last week.

“There are hundreds of public sector employees in the city of London […]

South London House Fire Does Significant Damage

March 24th, 2014|

London fire officials are investigating following a serious house fire in the south-end of the city.

Fire crews were called to the scene on Stroud Crescent, near White Oaks Mall, around 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Crews had a difficult time extinguishing the blaze as flames could be seen shooting up from the roof, heavy smoke was […]

Sunshine List Shines Bright on London Firefighters

March 20th, 2014|

The number of London Firefighters earning a salary of at least $100,000 a year has more than doubled over the past 12 months.

In fact, as of last year, nearly 2 out of 3 members of the department were earning a six figure salary.

The newly released figures, contained in documents obtained from London City Hall, […]

London Firefighters Eclipse London Police on Sunshine List

March 20th, 2014|

The number of London Firefighters earning a salary of at least $100,000 a year now exceeds the number of London Police officers earning six figures.

The newly released figures, contained in documents obtained from London City Hall, are part of the so-called Sunshine List — an annual release of public sector workers in Ontario that […]

Cherryhill Kitchen Fire Leaves Two Temporarily Homeless

March 19th, 2014|

A kitchen fire at an apartment building on Cherryhill Boulevard has left a London woman and her elderly mother temporarily homeless.

London fire crews were called to the apartment building around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday  after a fire broke out in the kitchen of their second floor apartment.

District Chief Andy Britton says it spread quickly.

“There were […]

Cancer fundraising with Old London Truck

March 18th, 2014|

Thought you might like to see this 1961 900 was Engine 4. I have this in Charlottetown. Currently wrapped in pink and has about 4000 names on it of people who have, had or have passed away from Cancer. Will be back to red this fall.

85-Year-Old Sterling Street Fire Victim Identified By Police

March 13th, 2014|

London Police say the cause of Tuesday’s fire in a home east of downtown is still unknown, but they do know the name of the lone deceased in the blaze.

85-year-old Elizabeth Sloan was identified by police late Thursday afternoon.

When fire crews were called to 80 Sterling Street at around 12:30pm on Tuesday, they found […]

Fire Crews Smother Flames From Deep Fryer Fire In Southeast London

March 12th, 2014|

London fire crews made quick work of a fire in a plaza in the city’s southeast end Wednesday afternoon.

Crews were called around 1:54 p.m. to 1086 Commissioners Rd. East to reports of a blaze in a restaurant.

When crews made their way inside, they found a deep fryer had caught fire.

Public Information Coordinator Rick Jefferson […]

No Working Smoke Alarms at Scene of Deadly East London House Fire

March 12th, 2014|

London Fire officials say a home that went up in flames, claiming the life of an elderly woman, did not have any working smoke detectors.

Fire crews responded to the blaze in a single-detached home at 80 Sterling Street, near Oxford St and Adelaide, around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived on scene, fire fighters […]

Elderly Woman Dies Following House Fire

March 11th, 2014|

An elderly woman has died following a house fire just east of the downtown core.

Fire crews say they responded to the blaze in a single-detached home at 80 Sterling Street, near Oxford St and Adelaide, around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived on scene, fire fighters spotted

smoke coming from the home. That’s when the […]

More Photos of Engine 4 (1957 LaFrance Pumper)

March 10th, 2014|

A few photos that might add something to this story… I believe the ’57 LaFrance currently owned by a London firefighter.

A piece of LFD history

March 7th, 2014|

From 1953 to 1965 the LFD apparatus fleet was dominated by LaFrance trucks. Every wonder where they went?

A Fire Station Visit

March 5th, 2014|

We had the most incredible day visiting Fire Houses 6 and 14 in London. We went to drop off some thank you cupcakes, groceries, and pictures that Jacob made and in turn we had some amazing fun and experiences of a lifetime.
Fire House 6 let the kids explore the truck, try out the firehose, […]

Freight train strikes pedestrian

March 2nd, 2014|

A pedestrian was struck by a freight train at a CN rail crossing near downtown London Saturday night.