July 2018

Congratulations FFAO Fitzgerald

July 13th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Fitzgerald who has completed our Comoany Officer Development Program and now qualifies as an Acting Captain! #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/bTUj2KwLIZ
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 11, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Taylor

July 12th, 2018|

Congratulations FFAO Taylor for completing our Company Officer Development Program, now qualified as an Acting Captain! #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/gKHUHaUiAY
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 12, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Gracey

July 12th, 2018|

Congratulations FFAO Gracey who completed the Company Officer Development Program – now qualified as Acting Captain! #congrats #proud @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/OI4srxx7rI
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 12, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Timlick

July 12th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Timlick for completing our Company Officer Development Program, now qualified as an Acting Captain! #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/GKnzKkyRZv— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 12, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Radburne

July 11th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Radbourne who has successfully completed the Company Officer Development Program – now qualified as Acting Captain! #congrats #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/OB16cQetuL
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 11, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Dickson

July 11th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Dickson for completing our Company Officer Development Program – now qualifies as Acting Captain! #congrats #proud @LPFFA thank you to Hannah at the day camp for being part of our picture! pic.twitter.com/K1Ii5jzvsS
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 11, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Feigehen

July 11th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Fiegehen who has completed our Company Officer Development Program – now a qualified Captain! #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/MpUgV1Nspa— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 11, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Vandermeyden

July 10th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Vandermeyden who successfully completed the Company Officer Development Program – now qualifies as Acting Captain! #proud #nextstep @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/8AcehrqLnA— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 10, 2018

Congratulations FFAO Cadieux

July 10th, 2018|

Congratulations to FFAO Cadieux who has completed the Company Officer Development Program and now qualifies as Acting Captain! #proud #welldeserved @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/Dzfcl872WG
— Lori (@Hamertime436) July 10, 2018

First woman fire chief in southwestern Ontario hired in London

July 9th, 2018|

Lori Hamer will lead a force that’s recently complained of workplace harassment and a ‘culture of fear’.

London has a new fire chief and she is one of only a handful of women in Canada to hold the job.

Lori Hamer has acted as leader since the spring, when the chief at the time retired amid […]

April 2018

Cigarette taxes blamed for soaring demand of black market butts

April 27th, 2018|

Repeated tax hikes slapped on smokes are fuelling booming demand for contraband tobacco, a scourge that’s the No. 1 killer in recent London fires and one that’s wreaking havoc on the convenience store industry.

The Ontario Liberals keep adding taxes to cigarettes in a bid to get smokers to butt out — a $4 per carton […]

Careless Smoking and Contraband Cigarettes Critically Injure

April 26th, 2018|

April 26, 2018

News Release

 400 Horton Street East
London, Ontario
N6B 1L7
Phone: 519 661-4565
Fax: 519 661-8419

For Immediate Release

Careless Smoking and Contraband Cigarettes
Combine to Critically Injure a London Man
Early Monday morning, firefighters responded to a multi-unit dwelling at 360 Princess Avenue with a blaze consuming the upper floor. The tenant of the upper floor apartment was outside, but […]

London hopes to have new fire chief hired by summer

April 24th, 2018|

With the job posting for London’s new fire chief now closed, the city says it hopes to have the high-profile position filled by the summer.
The city brought in a Toronto-based head hunting firm to help find a replacement for longtime fire chief John Kobarda, whose surprise departure last month came amid an eruption of […]

March 2018

Retiree details harassment in London Fire Dept.

March 26th, 2018|

Retired firefighter details harassment allegations at London Fire Department – London

A retired district chief with the London Fire Department remembers contacting the Ontario Human Rights Commission after he said a female colleague was reduced to tears for trying to address her workplace concerns with officials.

It’s the latest development in the ongoing story of alleged workplace […]

More Updates

March 24th, 2018|

Thanks again to some recent transcribing the following articles are updated and searchable:

Talbot block damaged but expected to survive
Car locked in garage burst into flames
Woman rescued
Sign fault suspected in $100,000 blaze
Fatal Fire

Transcribing articles is essential to unlock details from these historical collections.  Thanks and enjoy!

 

Have you searched for […]

New Photo and Transcribed Articles

March 23rd, 2018|

Some new additions to the website this morning.
Newly transcribed articles…
Thanks to volunteer B. Hossack for transcribing the following articles:

Volunteers fail to show for potential emergency
Volunteer force a fine example
Volunteers cause for alarm
Elderly man found in burning home
Family flees safely from fire
Tired of ‘cry-wolf’ behavior
Mayor sees ‘turf war’ […]

Firefighters vote no confidence in deputy chief

March 21st, 2018|

Firefighters union votes no confidence in London’s assistant deputy fire chief

The fallout from a tidal wave of harassment allegations within the City of London continues, with a high-ranking member of the London Fire Department drawing heat from the union.

Sources within the London Fire Department told 980 CFPL that assistant deputy fire chief Jack Burt […]

Firefighters want deputy gone

March 21st, 2018|

Firefighters want deputy chief Jack Burt gone, sources say

Two days after London’s fire chief abruptly retired amid allegations of widespread bullying in the department, members of the firefighters’ union say they have no confidence in acting deputy fire chief Jack Burt, either.

Sources say Tuesday night’s vote happened during a routine union meeting.

There were other items […]

Platoon chief speaks out on problems

March 19th, 2018|

Platoon chief speaks out on problems within London Fire Department, chief's early retirement

London fire chief retires ‘effective immediately’

March 19th, 2018|

UPDATED | John Kobarda retires as London fire chief ‘effective immediately’
27-year veteran leaves with department facing complaints about workplace harassment

A week after it hired a third-party investigator to examine workplace harassment at city hall, the City of London announced the retirement of Fire Chief John Kobarda with no warning, no fanfare and no glowing […]