December 2017

Elevator Training

December 10th, 2017|

Elevator rescue training taking place at #LFD HQ today. Making our community safer through practice and training. @LPFFA #LdnOnt
— Jack Burt (@JackBurt13) December 10, 2017

Source: Twitter | @JackBurt13

March 2017

Foul play not suspected in case of body by river

March 27th, 2017|

London police discovered the body of a man just south of downtown Sunday morning. Foul play is not suspected.

Police were called about 11 a.m. to an area between Richmond Street and Ridout Street after the body was found near the multi-use path running along the north side of the Thames River.

Though the circumstances of the […]

November 2016

CPRI cliff rescue

November 17th, 2016|

Teen plucked from CPRI cliff after tumbling down steep embankment

London firefighters plucked a teenager from a steep embankment in a dramatic cliffside rescue behind CPRI in west London Thursday morning.

Only a large tree about halfway down the 15-metre cliff stopped the teen from tumbling all the way into the river, said District Fire Chief […]

March 2016

CTV London: Walking Bridge Rescue

March 30th, 2016|

Rescue crews save woman from Prevost walking bridge over the Thames River.

Source: CTV London: Walking Bridge Rescue | CTV London News

October 2015

Tough Rescue

October 27th, 2015|

Tough rescue for emergency crews in woods west of London

Emergency responders faced a challenging rescue on Tuesday after a hiker was injured in a heavily wooded area west of London.

Crews were called after a woman hiking with a friend fell and injured her leg on a trail in Komoka Provincial Park – about a […]

May 2015

Female rescued after falling 40 feet down embankment

May 24th, 2015|

A female is lucky to be alive after falling down a steep embankment next to the Thames River.

Emergency crews were called to the area adjacent to the CPRI property on Sanitorium Road around 5:00 pm.m Saturday.

The woman fell approximately 40 feet.

Crews rappelled down the embankment and loaded the patient into a basket and then […]

December 2014

Fire Crews Rescue Construction Worker From Deep Hole At Western

December 2nd, 2014|

It was a dramatic morning at Western University as fire crews worked to rescue a semi-conscious construction worker from a 15-20 ft deep hole.

Fire fighters were called to Huron Drive in the area of the Labatt health Sciences Building around 10:15 Tuesday morning.

Two workers were in an excavation hole checking water pipes when one […]

September 2012

Man rescued after fall into Thames River

September 29th, 2012|

A man who fell down an embankment and into the Thames River on Saturday (Sept. 29) was taken to hospital in stable condition.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning a citizen walking in St. Julien Park, located at 15 Tommy Hunter Way, heard cries for help. The person then called London Police Service for assistance.

Police […]

Riverbank rescue

September 29th, 2012|

Firefighters were called to assist in retrieving a man found at the bottom of 40-foot embankment...

May 2001

Partners in Respose

May 18th, 2001|

Partners in Response at Westmount Shopping Centre in 2001. Our special guest was former Londoner Sherri and her Search and Rescue dog Katie the Springer Spaniel from the Ohio HUSAR Task Force. Assisting her was the LFD High Angle Rescue Team.

April 2000

Terrifying Ordeal

April 28th, 2000|

August 1994

Grate expectations

August 27th, 1994|

September 1993

Going down?

September 29th, 1993|

Don’t look down

September 16th, 1992|

July 1991

All in a Days Work

July 12th, 1991|

Cool-as-cucumber cleaners freed from a rather hot spot

July 23rd, 1987|

May 1987

Firefighters rescue Willie after kids’ game goes awry

May 9th, 1987|

June 1981

Firemen battle sewage to rescue trapped engineer

June 25th, 1981|

By Mary Kehoe of the Free Press

A London engineering department employee and two firefighters feel lucky to be alive after a grueling ordeal in a sewage-filled storm sewer on Green Valley Road Wednesday morning.

The fire department rescue unit was notified about 9 am as sewers superintendent Henry Crichton descended about seven metres through a […]

March 1977

Copter rescue ends 12 hour ordeal

March 14th, 1977|

United States Coast Guard helicopter rescue Saturday ended a night of frustration on the banks of the Thames River as a father and son clung to trees on a flooded island near here for 12 ½ hours.

October 1974

A cliff-hanger

October 7th, 1974|