Yearly Archives: 2015

December 2015

1985 King CM-1 Snorkel

December 6th, 2015|

I was sorting through some odds and ends in the ” junk” drawer of my filling cabinet and came across this pic. I had completely forgotten about it. It is London’s 1985 King CM-1. It has a 1050igpm pump and 200gwt. The Snorkel is remounted from the 1971 Ford/King-Seagrave . It was one of […]

2015 Lights & Sirens Toy Drive

December 5th, 2015|

Thank you to everyone who attended our Lights & Sirens Toy Drive today for Life*Spin. It was an incredible day for all branches of London’s emergency services to work together to bring Christmas cheer to those in need in our community. Great job to London Police, London Fire Department, OPP, RCMP and Middlesex-London EMS […]

Christmas season inspires giving in London

December 4th, 2015|

Christmas should be a magical time for children, but not all families have the means for gifts that will surprise and delight. Many Londoners are stepping up to help them out. Kate Dubinski shares three such stories.

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Laid-off London mom puts faith in LifeSpin

The 10-year-old is similar to other girls her age in […]

Toy Drive Reminder

December 4th, 2015|

Just a reminder that tomorrow is our Lights & Sirens Toy Drive. Join us with London Police, Middlesex-London EMS, OPP and RCMP.

Saturday Dec 5th we will be hosting all London emergency services at fire station #1 co at Horton & Colborne from 11am-4pm for a community Toy Drive.

Bring your family and donate an unwrapped […]

November 2015

$110,000 Damage in Northwest London House Fire, No Injuries

November 24th, 2015|

Source: $110,000 Damage in Northwest London House Fire, No Injuries | (CFPL AM) AM 980

House Fire In Northwest

November 23rd, 2015|


London fire crews are working to extinguish a house fire in the city’s northwest end.

The blaze broke out around 5:45 p.m. Monday inside a home on Oakcrossing Rd., near Wonderland and Sarnia.

All occupants made it out safely.

Few details are known at this time but it appears the fire started in the garage.

London police are […]

Kitchen Fire Sends Woman to Hospital

November 23rd, 2015|

Early Morning Kitchen Fire Sends Woman to Hospital, $30K Damage

One woman was transported to hospital on Monday after fire broke out in a basement apartment in east London.

Fire crews responded to 383 Ashland Avenue, a two-storey home in the area of Dundas and Highbury at around 4:26 a.m.

“When we arrived, there was heavy smoke […]

Arson Charges Laid Following Fire

November 21st, 2015|

Arson Charges Laid Following Fire on English St. 

London Police say they’ve laid two arson charges following a fire on English St. near Central Ave.

Police were dispatched, along with the London Fire Department, to 568 English St. around 9:20 p.m. Friday night.

Firefighters put out the blaze with damage estimated around $100,000.

A male was arrested and […]

Radio System Upgrade to Cost $1.9-Million

November 12th, 2015|

London Police, Fire Radio System Upgrade to Cost $1.9-Million

An unexpected budget issue has emerged for London City Council.

London Police and Fire radios are quickly becoming out of date, due to numerous software upgrades that have created compatibility issues, and replacing those consoles will cost $1.9-million.
London’s Community and Protective Services committee will deal with the […]

Change Is Slow A Year After Fatal Fire

November 3rd, 2015|

Change Is Slow A Year After Fatal Fire Prompts Concern Over Unregulated Group Homes

One year after a fatal fire highlighted the plight of those living in unregulated group homes, local officials admit change is slow.

A fire broke out on November 3rd, 2014 inside a building later condemned as an illegal group home operated by Keith […]

Apartment Fire Causes $300K Damage

November 3rd, 2015|

Apartment Fire Causes $300K Damage, Residents Displaced in South London

A late night apartment fire has caused significant damage and left almost two dozen people out of their units in south London.

London Firefighters were called to 30 Conway Drive in the area of Bradley Avenue and Wellington Road at around 12:12 a.m. Tuesday.

“We were dispatched […]

Hazmat Level 3

November 2nd, 2015|

London (Ontario) Fire Department on scene of a Level 3 Hazmat incident at the University of Western Ontario. I did talk to the media relations guy from UWO and had the info for this incident, but I’ve misplaced my old notepad with the info.


Source: Hooks & Halligans | Youtube

Shine the Light

November 2nd, 2015|

We are showing our support for the #ShinetheLight on Woman Abuse Campaign London Abused Women’s Centre Purple is a symbol of courage, survival and honour, and has come to symbolize the fight to end woman abuse. We invite local businesses, schools, places of worship, apartments and homes to go purple! Decorate with purple lights, balloons, […]

October 2015

Tough Rescue

October 27th, 2015|

Tough rescue for emergency crews in woods west of London

Emergency responders faced a challenging rescue on Tuesday after a hiker was injured in a heavily wooded area west of London.

Crews were called after a woman hiking with a friend fell and injured her leg on a trail in Komoka Provincial Park – about a […]

MD Volunteer Boot Toll

October 24th, 2015|

Damage Pegged at $200,000 Following House Fire on Royal Crescent

October 23rd, 2015|

Thankfully no one was injured, but a fire Thursday night in the Argyle area has destroyed a woman’s home.

London Fire crews were called to Royal Crescent, near Clarke Road and Wavell St., shortly after 6 p.m.

“When we arrived, there was heavy smoke coming from the house, and flames and fire were occurring in a […]

Dozens of Residents Displaced by Glen Cairn Apartment Fire

October 17th, 2015|

Dozens of people have been displaced, and nearly two dozen apartments have been damaged following an early morning fire in the Glen Cairn area.

Emergency officials responded to the blaze at 352 Westlake St., near Thompson Rd. and King Edward Ave., at approximately 5:12 a.m. Saturday after a resident called 911 from a pay phone […]

East London House Fire Causes $40,000 in Damage

October 14th, 2015|

For the second time this week, fire officials are inspecting a blaze where the occupants weren’t home.

London Firefighters were called to a four-plex at 97 Inkerman Street near Adelaide Street and Hamilton Road at around 9:56 p.m. Tuesday.

“When we arrived, there was smoke coming from the front door,” Platoon Chief Doug Shannon told AM980.

“Occupants […]

LFD Clerical Division 2015

October 12th, 2015|

Londoners Gathering to Help Families Impacted By Weekend Fire

October 6th, 2015|

Londoners continue to work together to help victims of a major fire in the northwest end.

On Tuesday evening, the Northwest London Resource Centre will be hosting a public meeting for those looking to help families impacted by the blaze on Limberlost Road, which caused roughly $1.5-million in damage on Saturday morning.

The meeting is at […]