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A Fire Fighter who enjoys almost everything tech and the history of the London Fire Fighters.

June 2019

Portable radios would help keep fire inspectors safe

June 2nd, 2019|

The job sends them into the line of fire, but instead of flames, fire inspectors battle hostility, hoarding, and flying smoke alarms.

It’s not an easy gig to enforce fire rules – especially in places you’re not wanted – which is why the London Fire Department is hoping to equip all of its prevention inspectors […]

May 2019

New E11

May 24th, 2019|

April 2019

Oxford Street Fire

April 20th, 2019|

Coverage by local media of the Fire on April 18, 2019:

Two sent to hospital including firefighter after morning fire

April 18th, 2019|

From reports of people jumping to escape, to two others sent to hospital, it was a chaotic scene Thursday morning as a large fire broke out.

The fire happened at a two-storey building at Oxford Street and Strand Street around 6:40 a.m.

The building housed apartments and Simpson’s Variety, and the fire spread to an adjacent […]

‘Very scary’: Students jump to escape fire

April 18th, 2019|

‘Very scary’: Students jump out rear window to escape morning fire

Two people, including a firefighter, have been taken to hospital with minor injuries following an early Thursday fire in the city’s east end.
London firefighters responded to a structure fire at 1004 Oxford St. shortly after 6:30 a.m. The building houses a variety store and […]

Two injured in Oxford Street fire

April 18th, 2019|

Fire officials are looking for the cause of a fire that sent two people, including a firefighter, to hospital.

The blaze broke out at 1004 Oxford St. around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. According to London police, the building has apartments that house 10 people above a convenience store.

“Possibly two people jumped from a second storey window,” […]

Residents describe escape from Oxford St blaze

April 18th, 2019|

‘We weren’t able to breathe,’: residents describe escape from Oxford Street blaze that injured two

A group of young men — many of them exchange students from India — say they escaped a blaze at their Oxford Street apartment by jumping out of its windows.

“We all just woke up and we feel the smoke and […]

Blaze at a variety store on Oxford St E

April 18th, 2019|

#LdnOnt firefighters are fighting a blaze at a variety store on Oxford Street East, just east of Quebec St. Police have closed the area to traffic between Quebec and Stuart streets. pic.twitter.com/wOpSPk29VH— Juha Jonathan (@JuhaatLFPress) April 18, 2019

Fittest, Survives

April 16th, 2019|

It has been suggested that this type of engine was used in London and/or this company manufactured Steam Engines in London Ontario.

Looking for experts to help source facts about this publication and or document this artifact if an original can be found.

Coffee with a Firefighter

April 4th, 2019|

Drop by the McDonalds located at 4350 Wellington Rd S, for a free coffee, fire truck tours & conversation with your neighbourhood firefighters.

Multiple Alarm House Fire

April 3rd, 2019|

A multiple-alarm house fire yesterday afternoon in London. The fire was called in by LFD’s Car 6 ( District Chief ) as he was driving by. The lone male occupant was not home at the time of the fire. On scene were Engines 1,2,3,4,5,9 & 12 , Truck 9 , Car 6&9, Command 1 […]

House fire spotted by passing firefighter

April 3rd, 2019|

An investigation is ongoing after a fire broke out at a home on Commissioners Road East in London.

Acting Deputy Fire Chief Jack Burt said it was a local firefighter who spotted the blaze at 458 Commissioners Rd. E at around 2:40 p.m. on Monday.

“One of our district chiefs was driving down the road and noticed a house […]

December 2018

Santa Visit

December 22nd, 2018|

A 911 call alerts London police to body in river

December 22nd, 2018|

The London police Major Crimes division has launched an investigation after a body was discovered on the bank of the Thames River. (Brent Lale / CTV London)

The London police Major Crimes division has launched an investigation after a body was discovered on the bank of the Thames River. (Brent Lale / CTV London)

London police […]

Goose rescue

December 22nd, 2018|

Christmas Dinner

December 21st, 2018|

Captain Wilson & crew from Engine 4, Inspector McMillan, PIC Byron and Fire Admin served a yummy festive lunch today at Kiwanis Seniors' Community Centre. Thanks to the team at Kiwanis for inviting us over! #Community

Fire at ‘boarding house’

December 20th, 2018|

Fire at ‘boarding house’ sends people fleeing to roof

Residents fled to the roof and used a window to escape a fire Wednesday that is being investigated as suspicious in nature.

Two people were hurt and transported to hospital after the mid-morning blaze at a multi-unit century home in central London, Ont.

The scene played out over […]

October 2018

Fire Prevention Week Kick-Off

October 10th, 2018|

The London Fire Dept kicked-off Fire Prevention Week last night outside and inside Budweiser Gardens where the Knights defeated the Attack 4-1! Fire Chief Lori Hamer and Acting Deputy Fire Chief Jack Burt, along with Public Educators, Inspectors, Firefighters and Sparky the Fire Safety Dog were on hand to speak with the public, provide […]

After School Collision

October 9th, 2018|

A car mounted the curb and struck a crossing guard. Gerry Dewan reports.

September 2018

$500K damage at historic building

September 25th, 2018|

Damage pegged at $500K in suspicious fire at historic London building
 

A suspicious Monday fire at a historic building near the London courthouse caused an estimated $500,000 in damages, fire officials say.

The figure stems from the content that was lost in the fire – the building was used by a number of law offices – […]