Monthly Archives: March 2018

March 2018

Engine Three

March 30th, 2018|

Engine Nine

March 30th, 2018|

Engine Eight

March 30th, 2018|

A very special visit…

March 28th, 2018|

@BonaventurePS #FDK Had a VERY special visit from @LPFFA today! So grateful and excited. Overheard “I got to see EVERYTHING on the fire truck!” 🚒 pic.twitter.com/GS3EOiDFA9
— Cathy Brophey (@CBrophey) March 28, 2018

Thanks for visiting

March 28th, 2018|

Welcome & thank you to our Fire Fighter community helpers for visiting with our DE programs this morning! @LPFFA @TVDSB pic.twitter.com/6xXgCpVBLD
— FD Roosevelt PS (@FDRooseveltPS) March 28, 2018

Got burning questions? 

March 27th, 2018|

London fire officials ready to answer the burning Questions.
Ask before you burn.
That’s the message from the London fire department as backyard fire season approaches.

“With spring outdoor cleanup starting, we know some folks choose to burn brush and yard debris on their property,” acting deputy fire chief Jack Burt said in a statement issued Tuesday.

While […]

Retiree details harassment in London Fire Dept.

March 26th, 2018|

Retired firefighter details harassment allegations at London Fire Department – London

A retired district chief with the London Fire Department remembers contacting the Ontario Human Rights Commission after he said a female colleague was reduced to tears for trying to address her workplace concerns with officials.

It’s the latest development in the ongoing story of alleged workplace […]

More Updates

March 24th, 2018|

Thanks again to some recent transcribing the following articles are updated and searchable:

Talbot block damaged but expected to survive
Car locked in garage burst into flames
Woman rescued
Sign fault suspected in $100,000 blaze
Fatal Fire

Transcribing articles is essential to unlock details from these historical collections.  Thanks and enjoy!

 

Have you searched for […]

New Photo and Transcribed Articles

March 23rd, 2018|

Some new additions to the website this morning.
Newly transcribed articles…
Thanks to volunteer B. Hossack for transcribing the following articles:

Volunteers fail to show for potential emergency
Volunteer force a fine example
Volunteers cause for alarm
Elderly man found in burning home
Family flees safely from fire
Tired of ‘cry-wolf’ behavior
Mayor sees ‘turf war’ […]

Firefighters vote no confidence in deputy chief

March 21st, 2018|

Firefighters union votes no confidence in London’s assistant deputy fire chief

The fallout from a tidal wave of harassment allegations within the City of London continues, with a high-ranking member of the London Fire Department drawing heat from the union.

Sources within the London Fire Department told 980 CFPL that assistant deputy fire chief Jack Burt […]

Firefighters want deputy gone

March 21st, 2018|

Firefighters want deputy chief Jack Burt gone, sources say

Two days after London’s fire chief abruptly retired amid allegations of widespread bullying in the department, members of the firefighters’ union say they have no confidence in acting deputy fire chief Jack Burt, either.

Sources say Tuesday night’s vote happened during a routine union meeting.

There were other items […]

Garage fire uncovers drug lab on Ontario Street

March 20th, 2018|

London fire crews discovered a drug lab following a garage fire earlier this month.

On March 11, emergency crews were called to the blaze on Ontario Street and found signs of a clandestine drug lab inside.

The next day, police executed a search warrant and discovered roughly $2000 worth of marijuana products.

Three London residents all in […]

Platoon chief speaks out on problems

March 19th, 2018|

Platoon chief speaks out on problems within London Fire Department, chief's early retirement

London fire chief retires ‘effective immediately’

March 19th, 2018|

UPDATED | John Kobarda retires as London fire chief ‘effective immediately’
27-year veteran leaves with department facing complaints about workplace harassment

A week after it hired a third-party investigator to examine workplace harassment at city hall, the City of London announced the retirement of Fire Chief John Kobarda with no warning, no fanfare and no glowing […]

London Fire Chief Retires

March 19th, 2018|

The City of London announced today that Fire Chief John Kobarda will be retiring from his position, effective immediately.

Chief Kobarda has been a member of the London Fire Department for 27 years. He joined the service as a firefighter, progressed through the ranks, served as President of the London Professional Fire Fighters Association, and […]

Thank You Chapters & Indigo Kids

March 16th, 2018|

Thankyou Chapters & Indigo Kids. Had a great time teaching all those kids about fire safety. 🚒@chaptersindigo @LPFFA @LdnOntTV pic.twitter.com/LBW8RbsPnG
— Jason Poole (@FPOPoole) March 16, 2018

Provincial Trucks of London

March 15th, 2018|

In 1979 London purchased these two rigs from KingSeagrave for the total price of $65,000 …. for both. These 1979 International/KingSeagrave rigs were built as demonstrators for the Ontario Government . Equipped with AWD, a 625 IGPM front mounted pump and a 700 gallon tank , they were rejected by the Province. In an […]

Firefighters help at the scene of a collision on Wellington

March 13th, 2018|

Firefighters help make a minor repair at the scene of a collision on Wellington north of Dufferin yesterday in #ldnont pic.twitter.com/eojxb2KoX4
— Ross Howey (@RossHoweyPhoto) March 13, 2018

Workplace Harassment Allegations

March 13th, 2018|

Following a tumultuous couple of days at city hall, facing numerous harassment allegations involving several departments, London’s mayor is speaking out.

On Monday, council held a special in-camera meeting to discuss “personal matters.”

After the meeting, London city manager Martin Hayward issued a news release stating the city has numerous policies in place to ensure “a […]

One department source of most harassment 

March 13th, 2018|

One London city hall department source of most harassment complaints: Activist
Allegations of more than two dozen workplace harassment complaints at city hall erupted Monday night, just hours after London city council went behind closed doors at a hastily called special meeting, prompting the city’s top bureaucrat to speak out.

Megan Walker, executive director of the […]