August 2019

Woodman Ave Explosion: Media Release

August 15th, 2019|

On Wednesday, August 14 at approximately 10:37 p.m. London Police Services were called to Woodman Avenue near Queens Avenue following reports that a vehicle had struck a house. In addition to the house, a gas line was also struck resulting in an explosion that destroyed one house and impacted several other homes in the […]

July 2019

New firefighter contract

July 31st, 2019|

City hall, firefighter union ink new deal

A new five-year collective agreement between city hall and London firefighters will see average wage hikes of 1.8 per cent each year between 2020 and 2024.

The deal, approved by council Tuesday night, also includes a boost to mental health and vision benefits for those under the London Professional […]

April 2019

Oxford Street Fire

April 20th, 2019|

Coverage by local media of the Fire on April 18, 2019:

Kindergarten Career Fair

April 12th, 2019|

Community Helpers in to support Kindergarten Career Fair.

Coffee with a Firefighter

April 4th, 2019|

Drop by the McDonalds located at 4350 Wellington Rd S, for a free coffee, fire truck tours & conversation with your neighbourhood firefighters.

September 2018

Cost to probe city hall harassment could reach $450,000

September 19th, 2018|

An independent probe into harassment at city hall could cost taxpayers close to half a million dollars by the time it’s complete, new estimates from city staff suggest.

Rubin Thomlinson, a Toronto law firm, has so far launched 18 investigations, probing about half of the total complaints received during an initial assessment. So far, it […]

Man climbs to top of construction crane in downtown London

September 17th, 2018|

London police say there was a peaceful resolution to a standoff in the downtown core after a man “in distress” climbed to the top of a construction crane Monday evening.

The man was spotted on the construction crane at about 7:15 p.m. By 9 p.m., he was still at the top of the boom. Witnesses […]

Canada Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

September 9th, 2018|

In memory of all firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. The London Professional Fire Fighters Association thanks all levels of government for their ongoing support, as all our members proudly serve our community. #Canada Firefighters’ National Memorial Day. #LdnOnt pic.twitter.com/Mj4qZGCew7
— London Fire Fighters (@LPFFA) September 9, 2018

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

Sick leave spikes at city hall, fire department

April 30th, 2018|

Sick days skyrocketed in some parts of the London fire department last year, the average up close to 80 hours per employee, according to new statistics from city hall.

The city’s report on time lost in 2017 to injury and illness shows that workers in the communications branch of the fire department took an average […]

London’s interim fire chief took ‘different’ career path

April 28th, 2018|

Interim fire chief Lori Hamer cut her teeth as a 911 operator in Kitchener before rising through the ranks to become the first woman to helm London's fire department.