Yearly Archives: 2016

December 2016

2016 in Review

December 31st, 2016|

A look back at the London Fire Fighters in 2016 shows a genuine dedication to our community and a steadied tradition of excellence despite adversity.  We have sorted and categorized the news events of 2016 for you.  
Want to see the year month by month?  Scroll down for more…

This list of events is obviously […]

Fire in apartment building sends one to hospital

December 28th, 2016|

London firefighters are investigating a blaze in an apartment building on Simcoe Street that sent a resident to hospital with minor burn injuries.

The fire broke out in the third floor unit at 374 Simcoe Street about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

A fire department spokesperson said damage has been estimated at about $60,000.

Investigators suspect the cause of […]

Heritage status sought for Fire Hall No. 4

December 28th, 2016|

It’s a city fire hall, and a heritage site, all wrapped up in one.

The city is looking to give heritage designation to a stately old fire hall on Colborne Street, with a staff report calling it a “significant cultural” site in the city.

Fire Hall No. 4, at 807 Colborne St., “is a significant cultural […]

Deputy Chief on hot seat

December 22nd, 2016|

London fire department: An allegation of an inappropriate workplace remark by deputy fire chief Brian McLaughlin has triggered a city hall investigation

London has hired an outside lawyer to investigate after a deputy fire chief was allegedly overheard making a desparaging remark about a colleague during a breast-cancer awareness event at work.

At least three employees […]

Basement Fire

December 19th, 2016|

A 47-year-old man was treated for second-degree burns and smoke inhalation after London firefighters rushed to Alanbrook Street to put out a basement fire Monday morning.

At 10:43 a.m., fire crews responded to the call, finding the fire located in a basement utility room. They treated the man for burns on his hands and one […]

Salvation Army Kettles

December 15th, 2016|

On Thursday December 15, 2016 off-duty members and retirees of the London Professional Fire Fighters Association stoo alongside Salvation Army Christmas Kettles at locations across London.
Please take a moment and make a donation to support the work of the Salvation Army in our community.

Best wishes for a safe and happy holidays.

Source: Facebook | London […]

Delivering Christmas Cheer

December 14th, 2016|

It’s that time of the year. It’s great to see our crews out in the community helping spread some Christmas cheer. This event was organized through Angels Of The Night homeless shelter project.

LPFFA Santa & Westmount Scouts

December 14th, 2016|

Tonight Firefighter Santa joined the Westmount Cub Scouts out Christmas carolling for the second year. It was a great night with lots of singing, hot chocolate and donations of canned goods for the Food Bank.

Great job to all the Cub Scouts singing and spreading Christmas cheer through the community. Thank you to Engine #3 […]

Carolling with Westmount Cubs

December 14th, 2016|

Tonight Firefighter Santa joined the Westmount Cub Scouts out Christmas carolling for the second year. It was a great night with lots of singing, hot chocolate and donations of canned goods for the Food Bank.

Great job to all the Cub Scouts singing and spreading Christmas cheer through the community. Thank you to Engine #3 […]

Firefighters battle overnight fire

December 13th, 2016|

Firefighters battle overnight fire at boarded up home

An overnight fire at a home on Richmond Street near is under investigation.

Fire crews arrived on scene to the home just north of Victoria Street after a fire broke out on the second floor just before 3 a.m.

No one was home at the time of the fire […]

New – Engine 8

December 13th, 2016|

Fee for fires likely to get snuffed out

December 12th, 2016|

Charging Londoners a “user fee” when firefighters battle a blaze at their property? It’s a bad idea that should burn to ashes, city bureaucrats say.

City staff have studied the controversial idea — London taxpayers bankroll the London fire department to the tune of $56-million annually — and recommend against charging fees for fire calls, […]

Lights & Siren Toy Drive

December 10th, 2016|

Today we proudly partnered with the London Police Service – Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ontario, Ontario Provincial Police, Middlesex- London EMS and students from Fanshawe and Lambton College to host the 2016 Lights & Sirens Toy Drive for Life*Spin. It was a great day to bring all of London’s emergency first responders […]

City trying to rekindle long-stalled fire talks

December 9th, 2016|

City officials have dropped, for now, their demand for a judicial review that’s interrupted firefighter arbitration talks, a move intended to revive — and hopefully complete — the longest such contract impasse in Canadian history.

At issue is an order by the arbitration board that city hall hand over documents to the London Professional Fire […]

Canadian Revenue Agency Toy Donation

December 9th, 2016|

It was a great day yesterday with Firefighter Santa and our friends at the Canadian Revenue Agency donating toys to the Lights And Sirens Toy Drive for Life*Spin

Tomorrow is our toy drive drop off at the downtown Fire Station #1 on Horton St. 12-3pm. Stop in to see police, fire and EMS with Firefighter […]

Dispute with firefighters could’ve been avoided

December 9th, 2016|

Imagine working without a contract for six years in a job that requires you to protect your fellow citizens, potentially at the cost of your life. And your pay’s been frozen for the past two years and likely for some time to come.

That is the real-life situation for London’s 375 firefighters, who have been […]

Move cooking fire awareness to front burner

December 7th, 2016|

Always look while you cook: That’s the message from London firefighters following a spate of blazes caused by careless cooking.

Since October, firefighters have responded to eight cooking-related fires, prompting the city’s fire department to issue the public warning Wednesday.

With the holidays approaching, the message is more important than ever, the department said.

“Going into the […]

Strip mall fire ruled accidental

December 6th, 2016|

The cause of a fire that tore through a Hyde Park strip mall last summer, causing more than $1 million in damage and displacing businesses, has been ruled accidental by Ontario Fire Marshal investigators.

“It wasn’t intentionally set, that was their conclusion. They thought it was accidental, but they just don’t know what the accidental cause […]

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

December 6th, 2016|

We are sharing this for some great friends of ours. This friday there are some great events around London to get you into the holiday spirit. Have a great breakfast and then come out to our Lights & Sirens Toys Drive st Station #1.

This is a pancake breakfast with Santa supporting pregnant women and […]

Fire Deemed ‘Accidental’

December 6th, 2016|

Hyde Park Plaza Fire Deemed ‘Accidental’ By Ontario Fire Marshal

Months after a fire ripped through a strip mall in Hyde Park, the Ontario Fire Marshal has classified the cause of the blaze as ‘accidental’.

The June 30th fire destroyed several businesses in the plaza and resulted in an estimated loss of $1.5 million.

The London Fire […]