Hazardous Materials

June 2019

Police, firefighters face decontamination amid suspected drug-lab probe

June 25th, 2019|

London police officers and firefighters in hazardous-material suits were hosed down with decontamination spray Wednesday after leaving an east-end townhouse where investigators are probing a suspected drug lab.

Health Canada chemists were called to the scene of a suspected drug lab discovered inside an east London townhouse, where police officers and firefighters in hazardous-material suits […]

April 2018

For a second time in a week…

April 13th, 2018|

Courtesy:For a second time in a week, a suspicious package | CTV London

A suspicious package was discovered

April 13th, 2018|

One person was taken to hospital after a suspicious package was discovered on Fullarton Street on Friday afternoon #ldnont

Video from the suspicious package scene yesterday in downtown. Impressive collaborative effort by @lpsmediaoffice, @LPFFA and @MLPS911 #ldnont pic.twitter.com/GYw1c9uGdw— Ross Howey (@RossHoweyPhoto) April 14, 2018

Source: Photos courtesy of Ross Howey Photography, @RossHoweyPhoto

February 2018

‘Strange smell’ evacuates two Western University residences

February 7th, 2018|

A “strange smell” forced the evacuation of two Western University residences on Wednesday afternoon. While Medway Hall was cleared for re-entry as of 5 p.m., those looking to get into Sydenham Hall are still waiting for the all-clear. Just before 3 p.m. Wednesday, a “strange smell” was reported in the basement of Sydenham Hall. […]

November 2015

Hazmat Level 3

November 2nd, 2015|

London (Ontario) Fire Department on scene of a Level 3 Hazmat incident at the University of Western Ontario. I did talk to the media relations guy from UWO and had the info for this incident, but I’ve misplaced my old notepad with the info.


Source: Hooks & Halligans | Youtube

April 2014

Suspicious Package Is False Alarm

April 16th, 2014|

A Call for help has determined that a suspicious package delivered to a Unifor union hall in London was not dangerous.

January 2014

Haz-Mat Call determined not Hazardous

January 14th, 2014|

Investigators with Health Canada determined chemicals found in a home didn’t pose a safety threat.

Suspicous Chemicals in Home

January 13th, 2014|

Police, firefighters and the HazMat team were called to a northwest residence after receiving a 911 call about the chemicals in the home.

Haz-Mat Call starts Investigation

January 13th, 2014|

Police and the London Fire Department’s HazMat team received a call of reported unknown chemicals within a residence on Lawson Road.

Spill Causes Lengthy 401 Delays

January 11th, 2014|

Crews were busy cleaning up after a transport truck toppled over on the Highbury 401 on-ramp Friday night.

May 2013

Haz-Mat Training

May 3rd, 2013|

London Fire Fighters participated in a large scale Hazardous Materials Training scenario at Fanshawe College on May 3, 2013

February 2013

Sewage Truck Accident

February 26th, 2013|

Fire Fighters on scene at motor vehicle collision (MVC) involving a City of London sewage truck. Hazardous Materials Truck is called in to help with containment of large volume of leaking fluids.

October 2012

East London Canada Post Depot Reopens; ‘White Powder’ Still Unidentified

October 25th, 2012|

Operations at a Canada Post sorting depot in London returned to normal Thursday, the day after a suspicious package triggered a large scale Police response.

Early Wednesday morning, the building on Highbury Avenue was evacuated after a suspicious package and powder were discovered.

Fire crews, the London Police Forensics Unit and the bomb squad were all […]

Mail Sorting Plant Evacuated

October 25th, 2012|

The Canada Post mail sorting plant on Highbury was evacuated this morning after a suspicious package was found.

The London Fire Department hazmat team was called in and conducted an investigation alongside city police.

It happened early this morning when employees found a white powder coming from a package.

The powder has been sent for analysis.

The facility […]

Canada Post Evacuation

October 24th, 2012|

An unknown substance was found at the Canada Post Sorting Plant on Highbury Ave. The building was evacuated this morning and remains closed. This is an interview with District Chief Wayne Brown.

via CTV London

Green Light Given After ‘Suspicious Package’ Found at Canada Post

October 24th, 2012|

The all clear has been given at the Canada Post mail processing facility on Highbury Ave. after workers first came across a suspicious package with white powder inside.

The building was evacuated around 6 a.m. Wednesday as a “precaution,” according to Canada Post spokesperson Eugene Knapik.

Employees were allowed back into the building after 1:30 Wednesday […]

Mystery powder closes Canada Post

October 24th, 2012|

Canada Post employees evacuated the Highbury mail processing facility when a suspicious package containing white powder was discovered.

May 2012

Ammonia Leak Forces Another Evacuation of London Ice Park

May 31st, 2012|

London Firefighters and members of the hazmat team were dispatched to the London Ice Park on Wednesday night for the second time in as many months.

Crews were called to the scene to deal with an ammonia leak at the arena on Brookside Street around 8 p.m. after several people inside, and outside, the arena […]

Perplexing pond stumps sleuths

May 25th, 2012|

They do know it’s not toxic and that it seems to be confined to a few blocks of the city.

What they don’t know is what it is that’s making some water in London blood red.

Experts from both the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and the City of London are still on the trail of […]

April 2012

HazMat called to collision

April 30th, 2012|

London Emergency Services were called out to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Bradley Avenue on Monday afternoon (April 30).

At approximately 3:15 p.m., police, fire and ambulance services responded to a report of a collision between a car and a transport truck at the corner of Bradley and Old Victoria Road.

A police spokesman […]