Communications Division

June 2016

911 texting eases access for deaf

June 27th, 2016|

A new 911 texting service in London and Middlesex County will give the deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired (DHHSI) the same emergency access as the rest of the population.

The text service gives 911 call centres the ability to converse during emergencies with people who may not otherwise be able to convey the information […]

November 2015

Radio System Upgrade to Cost $1.9-Million

November 12th, 2015|

London Police, Fire Radio System Upgrade to Cost $1.9-Million

An unexpected budget issue has emerged for London City Council.

London Police and Fire radios are quickly becoming out of date, due to numerous software upgrades that have created compatibility issues, and replacing those consoles will cost $1.9-million.
London’s Community and Protective Services committee will deal with the […]

September 2015

Return to duty

September 20th, 2015|

November 2005


November 30th, 2005|

Mary Ann Scherer, Supervisor of Communications and Information Systems, often covered in on the consoles.  This picture dates back to sometime between 2004-2009

April 1990

Mayor sees ‘turf war’ in radio issue

April 11th, 1990|

Firemen want their dispatchers, stationed at the police station, returned to the central firehall.
Confusion apparently reigns over a proposal to divorce a planned $1-million London fire department radio dispatch centre from the city police communications office. Fire and police officials, along with their associations and the London Police Commission, want fire dispatchers moved from […]

December 1976

911 system criticized after blaze

December 13th, 1976|

A London woman, whose house was burning around her this morning, is questioning the speediness of the 911 emergency telephone system.

LFD consultant sees communication lack

December 2nd, 1976|

The consultant who prepared a controversial report on the London fire department defended his recommendations before council.

November 1976

Fire chief wants 911 improved

November 24th, 1976|

London’s Fire Chief Ray Morley would like to see the initial answering of 911 emergency calls improved.

October 1976

Fire equipment not sent immediately

October 13th, 1976|

Fire department equipment is not immediately dispatched when a fire is called in on London’s 911 emergency number system.

September 1976

Problems with 911 begin to surface

September 29th, 1976|

Problems with London’s two year old 911 emergency system are recently being made public by its victims.

July 1975

Middlesex computerizes Radio system to link firehalls

July 2nd, 1975|

For the first time, all rural firehalls, now on independent radio systems, will be able to communicate with each other and with London.

October 1974

New 911 System

October 6th, 1974|

June 1954

Fire hall alarm system

June 1st, 1954|

“This is the alarm room in the King St. Central fire hall as it looked when I came on the fire department. The alarm room operator in the picture is fireman Aeron Kew who I worked with. This picture would have been taken around 1950.
This alarm room was installed in 1927 replacing the one […]

November 1950


November 6th, 1950|