Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 2016

Great working alongside…

September 29th, 2016|

Great working alongside @LPFFA at #WesternU Campus Safety Day! Thank you to @westernuFire @westernupolice @uwofootpatrol @MADDldn as well!

LFD wears pink

September 29th, 2016|

The LFD proudly supports #breastcancerawareness month  #pinkribbon #wearpink @LPFFA #ldnont


Station 4

September 28th, 2016|

Pedestrian killed

September 26th, 2016|

32-year-old man struck and killed by an SUV in downtown London
A man was killed when he was struck by an SUV in downtown London early Monday morning.

London Police say the incident happened on York Street west of Clarence about 2 a.m.

The 32-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name was not released pending […]

Fighting firefighters with fire

September 22nd, 2016|

Our London
By Lincoln McCardle

Let me start by saying I know a few firefighters. I’m not boasting or anything as I suspect many of us do. Either a friend or a family member or a family member of a friend. Maybe I’m just lucky, but all the ones I know are amazing people. Friendly, kind […]

Friends, kin mourn avid biker after deadly crash

September 20th, 2016|

Fatal motorcycle accidents: Bike drivers in London and Elgin County dead after two weekend crashes
Steven Medeiros loved riding around London on his orange and green Ninja Turtle-themed motorcycle and matching helmet.

The 30-year-old’s YouTube channel featured videos of him and fellow motorcycle enthusiasts cruising the city, often popping wheelies and weaving through traffic.

In many of the […]

Emails fuel firefighters’ court battle

September 20th, 2016|

Pay-parity emails fuel firefighters’ court battle

The latest snag in the longest contract impasse in Canadian firefighting history revolves around 19 internal documents about a city report recommending London firefighters get paid less than police.

Sources familiar with the protracted arbitration case tell The Free Press city bureaucrats are going to court to block an arbitrator’s […]

LFD walks a mile

September 18th, 2016|

Thank you to all our members that participated today in the “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes”

Fire fight rift gains fuel

September 15th, 2016|

Cracks are subtly forming in London council’s resolve to push ahead with a contract fight, now six years old, with London firefighters.

It may not be fatal to city hall bureaucrats’ ongoing effort to rein in fire costs by pushing for near-unprecedented contract changes, but wavering support from their political bosses may further inflame an […]

Collision injures three, shatters bus shelter

September 15th, 2016|

Crash at Dundas Street and Highbury Avenue injured three people, smashed bus shelter

A two-vehicle collision injured three people and sent a car crashing into a bus shelter in east London Thursday.

Witnesses say a car turning left onto Dundas Street from Highbury Avenue collided with a pickup truck going north on Highbury shortly before 2 […]

City sends firefighter dispute to court

September 14th, 2016|

Firefighters: Contract battle with City of London further delayed by ‘level of mistrust’
City hall has taken a “very rare step” by interrupting its years-long labour battle with London firefighters with a court fight, one expert says.

Though it may not be unprecedented, a University of Toronto scholar says he can’t recall a development akin to […]

It’s Canada’s longest fire fight

September 14th, 2016|

Labour negotiations: London firefighters go public with complaints about six-year (and counting) arbitration process

 Smouldering for six years, frustrated London firefighters say their bid to get a new contract with the city has become the longest-running standoff in Canadian firefighting contract history.

Now, the stalemate has burst into the open with accusations by the firefighters’ association […]

London firefighters and families remember 9/11

September 11th, 2016|

London Firefighter Dennis Peeters observes a moment of silence with his wife Melisa and children Lauren, 4, Luka, 7, and Julian, 6, l-r, during a ceremony to remember firefighters who died in the line of duty at London Fire Station No.1 on Sunday September 11, 2016. The ceremony is held annually on September 11 […]

Fire scene photos – Everglade

September 7th, 2016|

Incident Command Exercise

September 7th, 2016|

Thanks to our IC exercise participants, the City is safer when we work together!