Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 2015

Female rescued after falling 40 feet down embankment

May 24th, 2015|

A female is lucky to be alive after falling down a steep embankment next to the Thames River.

Emergency crews were called to the area adjacent to the CPRI property on Sanitorium Road around 5:00 pm.m Saturday.

The woman fell approximately 40 feet.

Crews rappelled down the embankment and loaded the patient into a basket and then […]

London Firefighters Called Out to Several Small Compost and Mulch Fires

May 23rd, 2015|

Mulch fire on Ridout Street

Fire crews across the city were called to numerous small compost and garden mulch fires Friday afternoon.

In total, Fire District Chief Jim Stockdale says seven alarms came in, beginning at noon hour and lasting until around 11:00 p.m.

He says these small fires, especially that many in one day, are relatively […]

Fire Hydrants

May 23rd, 2015|

Colour-coded markers for London hydrants give firefighters an early bead what to expect

Wonder why London fire hydrants suddenly glow?

It’s all about the flow.

Colour-coded, reflective markers have been installed on all fire hydrants in the city, to tell firefighters how how much waterworks to expect.

Where time counts, it’s all to help firefighters decide what size […]

Daughters Of Penelope – 25th Annual Festival Of Fashion

May 23rd, 2015|

The London Professional Fire Fighters Association is proud to partner with the Daughters Of Penelope and present the 25th Annual Festival Of Fashion…….Dinner and Fashion Show, in support of Muscular Dystrophy.
Sunday May 3rd, 2015, Hellenic Community Centre
3:30 pm Doors Open
4:30 pm Dinner
$50 per person, Tables Reserved *Door Prizes

Contact the LPFFA For Draw and Event Tickets.

Josephine Street Garage Fire Causes $12,000 in Damages

May 9th, 2015|

Fire officials say a blaze that tore through a garage at a home near Adelaide and Thompson Road has been deemed not suspicious.

Crews were called to 59 Josephine Street around 10:35 p.m. Friday after a fire broke out in the single detached garage.

The garage was heavily damaged in the fire, but no damage was […]

Study Suggests Ontario Taxpayers Paying More Firefighters to Fight Fewer Fires

May 7th, 2015|

A new study suggests taxpayers in Ontario are paying for more firefighters to fight fewer fires.

The new report from the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank, claims that the number of firefighters in Ontario rose significantly over the past 16 years despite a dramatic drop in the number of fires.

The study, […]