Yearly Archives: 2016

December 2016

Fund hopes to ease fire fallout for Syrian family

December 5th, 2016|

London’s housing authority has been unable to contact the Syrian family whose townhouse was destroyed by a suspicious blaze while they’re back in their war-torn country.

The mother and her four children, who live at 402 Boullee St., left Nov. 21 for the Middle Eastern country to bring back another child, a neighbour said.

But while […]

No injuries after fire on Wortley Road

December 2nd, 2016|

Fire officials say a fireplace is to blame for an early morning fire at a home on Wortley Road.

Crews were called to 425 Wortley around 4 a.m. after a fire ignited in the walls around the fireplace.

Officials say that overtime and extended use wood may dry out and combustible material can build up leading […]

Hey buddy

December 2nd, 2016|

London firefighter Chris Dolphin gets a hand slap from junior firefighter Dylan Belrose, 3, who lives in a townhouse complex off of Berkshire Drive in London, Ont.. When the fire crews showed up to stop a stove top fire, Dylan showed up with his very well-made bunker gear to help out. Two people suffered smoke inhalation, but did not go to the hospital and one of them had a small burn on the hand from trying to put the fire out. (MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press)

Driver, child taken to hospital after crash

December 2nd, 2016|

The driver of a van and a child were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a three vehicle crash in downtown London Friday morning Police, firefighters, and paramedics were called to the intersection of York and Ridout streets around 11:30 a.m.

People who work in the area reported hearing a loud bang inside their […]

Fire Safety teaching at public schools

December 1st, 2016|

November 2016

Living Our Mission Award

November 30th, 2016|

We wanted to take this opportunity recognize B Squad – Station 9 for their nominations this year for the City of London, Ontario – Municipal Government “Living Our Mission Award”.

Thank you to the crews for being part of some memorable visits and friendships this year.


Source: LPFFA Facebook Page

Mom, young children burned out of home

November 29th, 2016|

Transplanted from their war-ravaged homeland, a London family was dealt a bittersweet blow Tuesday.

Their home, a public housing townhouse, was destroyed by an early-morning fire that authorities say appears suspicious.

But the family escaped the worst — not because they’d fled during the night, as their neighbours sharing a wall did after the flames broke […]

Toy Drive Challenge

November 28th, 2016|

Attention London Business Community – We challenge you to collect toys this week in your workplace…get your employees involved and then join us on Dec 10th to deliver your toys to the London’s Emergency Services Lights& Sirens Toys Drive.

Come celebrate some Christmas Cheer with London’s Police, Firefighters and Paramedics.

Firefighter Santa will be on duty […]

Lights & Sirens Toys Drive

November 26th, 2016|

Lights & Sirens Toys Drive
Christmas Toy Drive For Life*Spin
Sat Dec 10th, 2016
12 pm – 3 pm
Fire HQ, Station #1
400 Horton St. London

Fatal Crash

November 25th, 2016|

Fatal crash: Longtime newspaper carrier Gloria Chivers killed in north London crash

A 23-year-old London man is charged with impaired driving following a head-on crash between two vehicles that killed a woman who was a longtime carrier of The London Free Press.

The collision happened at the intersection of Sunningdale Road and Richmond Street Thursday at […]

Annual Coat Drive

November 24th, 2016|

Winter has arrived and it’s a good time to remind you that the London Fire Department will once again partner with Catholic Central High School in this year’s annual coat drive.

Starting on Thursday November 24th and running until December 16th the public will be invited to drop off gently used men’s, women’s and children’s […]

Stay off the Roads

November 20th, 2016|

Police urge London-area drivers to stay off roads until storm passes

That was one snowy wallop.

All that snow and wind on the weekend, a shock to the system after a thus-far balmy November, was so bad that provincial police urged everyone to stay home.

A blast of winter weather wreaked havoc on London-area roads, causing a […]

Kitchen Blaze a Reminder for Cooking Safety

November 19th, 2016|

Northeast London Kitchen Blaze a Reminder for Cooking Safety
The London Fire Department is reminding residents about the importance of cooking safety after a grease fire in the city’s northeast Thursday night.

Emergency crews were called to a unit at 64 Arbour Glen Crescent at around 5:50 p.m. to a report of a kitchen fire. Flames spread […]

Another Budget Battle

November 17th, 2016|

Firefighter’s union echoing same frustrations with city hall as police over budget process. Daryl Newcombe reports.

Source: Twitter | CTV London: Another budget battle

Blaze destroys vacant residence on Pond Mills Road

November 17th, 2016|

A fire that destroyed a vacant home on Pond Mills Road has been deemed suspicious.

The fire call came in Thursday afternoon around 4:30 and emergency personnel rushed to 130 Pond Mills Road.

Police say the scene will be held overnight for the fire Inspector as well as London police arson detectives. The damage is estimated […]

Arbour Glen kitchen fire

November 17th, 2016|

#ldnont fire on scene of a kitchen fire on Arbour Glen Cres @CJBK @CTVLondon


Source: Twitter | @CTV London

Pond Mills Rd – closed due to fire

November 17th, 2016|

London Police say Pond Mills Road is closed from Ailsa Place to Cleveland Avenue due to a house fire … #LdnOnt

CPRI cliff rescue

November 17th, 2016|

Teen plucked from CPRI cliff after tumbling down steep embankment

London firefighters plucked a teenager from a steep embankment in a dramatic cliffside rescue behind CPRI in west London Thursday morning.

Only a large tree about halfway down the 15-metre cliff stopped the teen from tumbling all the way into the river, said District Fire Chief […]

Suspicious fire

November 17th, 2016|

Suspicious fire at abandoned house in Pond Mills

London police and members of the London Fire Department were at the scene Thursday evening of a suspicious fire at an abandoned house.

Police responded to reports of a fire at 4:19 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities said the scene would be held overnight into Friday morning so that arson detectives, […]

London drowning

November 16th, 2016|

London drowning: Teen’s canoe death sad first for the city

The death of a 19-year-old man who fell out of a canoe at Westminster Ponds may be the first drowning in a city park or environmentally significant area, says the city’s managing director of parks and recreation.

Bill Coxhead said other than drownings in the Thames […]