March 2018

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!


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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 […]

Workplace Harassment Allegations

March 13th, 2018|

Following a tumultuous couple of days at city hall, facing numerous harassment allegations involving several departments, London’s mayor is speaking out.

On Monday, council held a special in-camera meeting to discuss “personal matters.”

After the meeting, London city manager Martin Hayward issued a news release stating the city has numerous policies in place to ensure “a […]

One department source of most harassment 

March 13th, 2018|

One London city hall department source of most harassment complaints: Activist
Allegations of more than two dozen workplace harassment complaints at city hall erupted Monday night, just hours after London city council went behind closed doors at a hastily called special meeting, prompting the city’s top bureaucrat to speak out.

Megan Walker, executive director of the […]

‘Culture of fear’ firefighter says

March 13th, 2018|

‘Culture of fear’ in fire department, firefighter says
A London firefighter said he’s been raising the alarm about a “culture of fear” within the city’s fire department for years, even taking complaints about workplace harassment to top city managers in recent months, according to emails obtained by The Free Press.

“Here we are, people that will […]

Chief accused of harassment still has his job

March 13th, 2018|

Deputy fire chief accused of harassment still has his job, being paid $168K
A year and a half after an investigation was launched into the conduct of a deputy fire chief, he remains off the job while collecting his $160,000 annual salary.

City hall launched an investigation into the conduct of Deputy Fire Chief Brian McLaughlin […]

Manager says city takes discrimination seriously

March 13th, 2018|

Manager says city takes discrimination seriously; women’s advocate calls that a lie

The City of London says it’s committed to creating a harassment-free workplace, but the executive director of the London Abused Women’s Centre (LAWC) says this is a lie.

Megan Walker, LAWC executive director, says that discrimination and harassment were on the table at yesterday’s closed-door […]

Harassment at City Hall?

March 13th, 2018|

Former London Professional Fire Fighters Association President John Hassan discusses harassment of City staff and fire fighters along with other interviews.

Friday Gems

March 11th, 2018|

Some more additions to the Loiselle Collection this Friday. Enjoy

2000 Posts!

March 10th, 2018|

We just posted our 2000th article on! 
This would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers and the many unnamed contributors who have shared their collections and heirlooms.

Do you have something to share about the London Fire Fighters?
Send it along to be included in our archives or volunteer to improve the […]

New photos

March 7th, 2018|

Thanks again to Rick Loiselle for sharing a few more photos from his collection.

February 2018

February 3rd in London Fire Fighters history…

February 3rd, 2018|

Despite the cold and snow London Fire Fighters always respond when called. Check out some of the documented events that occurred today in history.

January 2018

Hometown Heroes night

January 31st, 2018|

Chief @John_Pare and @SandashaLPS were honoured to stand alongside representatives from @OPP @LPFFA and @MLPS911 at the @LondonNationals opening ceremony for the Hometown Heroes night. #Nats911Night #ldnont #BellLetsTalk
— London Police ON (@lpsmediaoffice) February 1, 2018

One charged in downtown car explosion

January 18th, 2018|

Thamesford man, 28, charged with arson after car bursts into flames in London core

One man is facing an arson charge after a car was engulfed in flames in downtown London Wednesday afternoon – a blaze that sent two people to hospital where they remain in critical condition.

Police say two men who knew each other […]

December 2017

2017 in Review

December 31st, 2017|

A look back at the London Fire Fighters in action during 2017 and other charitable events supporting our community.

Phenomenal Job

December 9th, 2017|

A phenomenal job this weekend by the women and men of the London Fire Department and all of our first response community partners at London Police Service, MLEMS, and the OFM. It makes me proud to be a part of this team! @LPFFA @lpsmediaoffice @SuptHillMLEMS @_rossnichols
— Jack Burt (@JackBurt13) December 10, 2017

Source: Twitter | […]