Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 2017

Ex-firefighter battles new hot spots

January 31st, 2017|

Doctors Without Borders: Richard Mommersteeg has swapped fighting fires to help in conflict zones around the world

In 30 years as a London firefighter, Richard Mommersteeg was expected to go into burning buildings to put out fires and save people.

Turns out that was just a warmup for his “retirement” career, working for the international medical […]

Bomb threat at Jewish community centre

January 31st, 2017|

A day after police were dispatched to protect Islamic sites across the London, a bomb threat forced the evacuation of a Jewish centre and nearby apartment building Tuesday.

The threat at the London Jewish Community Centre on Huron Street comes amid heightened tensions at places of worship across Canada following a shooting rampage at a […]

New Truck 6

January 31st, 2017|

Car fire near Westmount

January 30th, 2017|

One vehicle was destroyed after it caught fire in a parking lot of high-rise in the area of Westmount Mall early Monday morning.

Fire officials say crews were called to a Timbercreek Property at 750 Wonderland Road S. around 3:30 a.m. Once on scene they found a vehicle engulfed in flames.

The fire was quickly put […]

Blind Man’s Escape From Blaze A ‘Teachable Moment’

January 28th, 2017|

A 71-year-old London man is sharing his story of a traumatic apartment fire that left his hands burnt in hopes of educating the public about the importance of fire safety.

Arko Ypma, who has been blind for decades, was vacuuming his Simcoe St. apartment December 28 when he smelled smoke.

“I didn’t realize there was a […]

Too Close

January 27th, 2017|

“Never Say Never”

January 27th, 2017|

“Never Say Never”: Man Who Is Blind Shares Message After Escaping Blaze
A 71-year-old man is urging Londoners to learn from his mistakes, following an apartment fire that could have had a much worse outcome — if not for a neighbour, and the man’s seeing eye dog.

Arko Ypma — who is blind — was doing […]

Close call spurs fire safety reminder

January 27th, 2017|

Londoner Arko Ypma was vacuuming his Simcoe Street apartment a few days after Christmas when he smelled smoke.

The 71-year-old blind man thought the vacuum was over­heating and brought it to the balcony to cool off.

But the vacuum was on fire and Ypma was unknowingly dropping burning plastic across the floor and over furniture as he […]

Burned man had stab wound

January 27th, 2017|

Emergency responders were called to a vehicle fire at Riverside and Wonderland about 8:10 a.m.

Vintage Photos found on-line…

January 23rd, 2017|

Thanks to a friend for sharing, we have added many images to the archives found on the Vintage London, Ontario | Facebook Page.  

Check out these great photos!

Mystery Building

January 19th, 2017|

These three photos were taken in front of the same building but we don’t know where this building is in London.
Do you?


Fire causes $120K in damage

January 18th, 2017|

A fire that started by boiling oil caused $120,000 damage to a home in the Trafalgar and Hamilton Road area.

Emergency crews were called to 95 Dillabough St. on Jan. 12.

Once on scene, firefighters were met with visible flames and heavy smoke pouring from the home.

It proved to be a stubborn blaze as there was […]

Great New Photos

January 18th, 2017|

Some great new photos were added to the archives today, thanks to  Hooks & Halligans Photography.
Hazardous Materials large scale exercise – May 3, 2013

See the complete photo set here – Haz-Mat Training

MVC – Ardsley & Limberlost

See the complete photo set here – MVC – Ardsley & Limberlost

Check out the full collection from Hooks & Halligans Fire […]

Station 4

January 15th, 2017|

Source: Facebook

Great team!

January 14th, 2017|

Found Dog

January 14th, 2017|

This dog was found on Colonel Talbot st in Lambeth. Was brought to Fire Station 11, If anyone has any information on this dog please contact us. She is a medium build and appears to have a recent scar to her stomach. She is located at 7109 Westminster Rd.

Source: Facebook
This wonderful dog was picked […]

CTV London – LPFFA training

January 13th, 2017|

TONIGHT: Catch @LPFFA in action, training on the Thames. Banks are flooded & a boating ban is in place. #ldnont (Credit: Steve Sauder)
— Natalie Quinlan (@CTVNatalie) January 13, 2017


Source: @CTVNatalie | Twitter

Ice/Water Training

January 13th, 2017|

@LPFFA in water rescue training at Gibbons Park in #ldnont. Waters in area dangerously high and fast.
— Natalie Quinlan (@CTVNatalie) January 13, 2017


January 13th, 2017|

Emergency Crews en route to an MVC on Roxburgh Road. @LPFFA @MLEMS911 @lpstraffic #ldnont
— London Police ON (@lpsmediaoffice) January 13, 2017

Generous greeting awaits burned-out Syrians

January 12th, 2017|

Jennifer Whitehead’s London basement is packed to the ceiling with donated goods.

But it’s an open question whether the heaping collection will ever end up in the hands of a Syrian family burned out of their public housing unit late last fall.


Because the family — a mother and her four children — reportedly left for […]