May 2019

London firefighters rescue stranded kayakers

May 27th, 2019|

A pair of kayakers marooned by fast-moving waters in a north London creek had to be rescued by emergency crews Sunday afternoon – a cautionary tale for people attempting to venture out on swollen rivers and streams, one veteran firefighter says.
The experienced kayakers – a man and a woman – were paddling on the […]

April 2019

River Training

April 6th, 2019|

LFD A-Platoon (WIRT) demonstrating annual rescue skills in the Thames river fast flowing swift water. #morethanfires. @LPFFA @Hamertime436 @JackBurt13 @Hayes_R_J @DCHuntLondon @ShewellColin pic.twitter.com/lXQi0XCqZx
— London Fire Department (@LdnOntFire) April 7, 2019

December 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|

April 2018

River rescue

April 21st, 2018|

February 2018

Water Team logo

February 6th, 2018|

January 2018

Ice Rescue Training

January 23rd, 2018|

London Fire Fighters training for ice rescue emergencies.

Great team!

January 14th, 2017|

CTV London – LPFFA training

January 13th, 2017|

TONIGHT: Catch @LPFFA in action, training on the Thames. Banks are flooded & a boating ban is in place. #ldnont (Credit: Steve Sauder) pic.twitter.com/Rw9EGm9duQ
— Natalie Quinlan (@CTVNatalie) January 13, 2017

 

Source: @CTVNatalie | Twitter

Ice/Water Training

January 13th, 2017|

@LPFFA in water rescue training at Gibbons Park in #ldnont. Waters in area dangerously high and fast. pic.twitter.com/ZMmM3Kmxr1
— Natalie Quinlan (@CTVNatalie) January 13, 2017

November 2016

London drowning

November 16th, 2016|

London drowning: Teen’s canoe death sad first for the city

The death of a 19-year-old man who fell out of a canoe at Westminster Ponds may be the first drowning in a city park or environmentally significant area, says the city’s managing director of parks and recreation.

Bill Coxhead said other than drownings in the Thames […]

Search for missing man

November 14th, 2016|

Emergency crews have been searching in and around the water near Pondmills Road and Southdale since early yesterday morning.  The large pond is where a 19-year-old Simcoe man was last seen since he and two friends tipped their canoe on Saturday night.

Images from twitter:

 

 

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

Woman drowns in pool

March 25th, 2016|

An adult woman drowned in a pool at an apartment building in London on Friday.

Paramedics and police converged on the pool at 744 Proudfoot Lane about 2 p.m.

The woman was transported to hospital, but declared dead.

London police Const. Chris Stumpf said police are continuing to investigate the drowning.

Source: Woman drowns in pool | the […]

February 2016

Ice/Water Training

February 8th, 2016|

Thank you to a member of the community who sent us these pictures from last week of fire crews doing ice rescue training at Fanshawe Lake. With the recent warm temperatures if there is any ice on local waterways please avoid them as they are not safe.#LdnOnt

The modern firefighter does more then just fight […]

August 2013

Child, 2, pulled from pool dies

August 2nd, 2013|

Emergency services were called to a house on Fitzroy Place near Adelaide St. and Bradley Ave. shortly after 3:30 p.m., where they were told a young child had been found unconscious in the backyard pool.

July 2013

Lake Huron Rescue

July 7th, 2013|

An off duty fire fighter and his 9 year old daughter rescued a man from Lake Huron.

London Fire Fighter & Daughter Rescue

July 6th, 2013|

Actions of off-duty member Murray Saunders & his 9 year old daughter Haley, successfully rescued an injured jet skier in Lake Huron.

March 2013

Teen a hero at Thames River

March 13th, 2013|

Teen a hero after saving wheelchair-bound man from Thames River

LONDON, Ont. – A 15-year-old boy is being hailed for saving a wheelchair-bound man in London from a life-threatening situation.

The fire department says the man had rolled into a river’s edge in Harris Park to feed some birds along the bank, but the water was […]

Teen pulls man in wheelchair from river

March 13th, 2013|

LONDON, Ont. — A quick-thinking teenager is being credited with saving the life of a wheelchair-bound man who was stuck in the swollen Thames River on Tuesday.

Rescue crews responded just after 4 p.m., but they weren’t given the correct location.

Firefighters say the man had been trying to feed the ducks on the banks of […]