September 2017

Remembering 9/11

September 14th, 2017|

LPFFA 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

July 2017

London city council votes down motion to publish fire code convictions

July 27th, 2017|

A last ditch effort to have convictions under London’s fire code posted publicly failed at city council Tuesday night.

The cause, championed by Coun. Mo Salih, failed at the committee level last week. The Ward 3 representative said he would raise it again during Tuesday’s full council meeting.

Salih says the information is already publicly available, […]

4 yrs old fell four storeys at Plaza

July 14th, 2017|

Girl, 4, in hospital after falling four storeys at Citi Plaza
Emergency crews rushed a four-year-old girl to hospital after she fell four storeys at Citi Plaza in downtown London Friday afternoon.

It was around 5 p.m. when the girl fell from the top of the escalator down into the parking garage, landing on a concrete […]

May 2017

Sparky made a new friend

May 13th, 2017|

Looks like Sparky made a new friend at our Emergency Preparedness Open House. You can too! @MrBrindleton @LPFFA
— Prepare London (@PrepareLondon) May 13, 2017

April 2017

Chief avoids probe query

April 28th, 2017|

London’s fire chief isn’t answering burning questions about the mysterious absence of one of his deputies.

Chief John Kobarda on Friday declined to clarify Brian McLaughlin’s status.

McLaughlin, who’s in charge of fire prevention, hasn’t been at work since April 11 when he was seen leaving the fire hall with a duffel bag.

His absence comes amid […]

City deal with firefighters could happen Friday

April 20th, 2017|

London’s long-running labour fire could be snuffed out by Friday evening.

City firefighters, pitched for years with city hall in the longest contract fight in Canadian firefighting history, will complete on Friday the mandatory three days of ratification voting on the tentative deal reached between the two sides.

The matter will then go to city council, […]

Where’s the (deputy) chief?

April 16th, 2017|

One of London’s three deputy fire chiefs who had been under the microscope for an alleged workplace harassment charge, has inexplicably left the department for “an extended period of time.”

Sources, who did not want to be identified, have said Brian McLaughlin, the deputy fire chief in charge of fire prevention, was last at work […]

Firefighters, city reach tentative deal

April 13th, 2017|

A tentative deal has been reached between city hall and London’s firefighters, potentially ending the longest contract dispute in Canadian firefighting history.

Having worked under an expired deal since 2010, the London Professional Fire Fighters Association (LPFFA) was deep into arbitration – expected to last until next year – until talks with city hall recently […]

On this day in history… April 3rd

April 3rd, 2017|

Smoke billows from grates in front of the CN tower on York Street at 4p.m. Wednesday, shortly after an underground blast shook the building. Employees were safely evacuated from the structure. - April 3, 1974

March 2017

On This Day… March 30th

March 30th, 2017|

Events that happened on March 30th.

CTV London: Blast from the Past 

March 30th, 2017|

In a new series, Sean Irvine looks at firefighting in the 1960s, including a tragedy where four young lives were lost.

Media Release: Dangers of Careless Smoking

March 20th, 2017|

London Fire Department Reminds Residents
About the Dangers of Careless Smoking
The London Fire Department would like to remind residents of the dangers of careless smoking. So far in 2017, there have been 12 fires caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials, resulting insix injuries and over $400,000 in damage.

Careless smoking is the leading cause […]

On this Day… March 15th

March 15th, 2017|

Rooftop Campout Totals – 2013
Pawnshop fire investigation – 2012
Fireman’s efforts saves 2 lives – 1974
Labatt Brewery Fire – 1874

Group home operator found guilty

March 13th, 2017|

Controversial group home operator Keith Charles is facing an enormous financial penalty after being found guilty Friday morning of 12 fire code infractions.

The prosecution is seeking $60,000 in fines – $5,000 for each count – for the 12 convictions at 1452 Oxford St. that stretch from April 7 to November 3, 2014, when resident […]

Apartment fire injures siblings

March 12th, 2017|

A woman was clinging to life Sunday following a blaze that injured four people, including a firefighter, at a London public housing highrise where a man died in a fire three years ago.

Residents at 85 Walnut St., a building run by the London and Middlesex Housing Corp., awoke Sunday to the fire alarm going […]

On this day in London Fire Fighters history… March 6th

March 6th, 2017|

On March 6th, the following published events were reported. An Electrical fire that damaged entire home in 2016 and a House fire started by children playing with matches and candles.

Got a minute?

March 5th, 2017|

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Are you a fan of the London Fire Fighters or
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We are a group of volunteers who enjoy capturing articles, photos, and videos to preserve the history of the London Fire Fighters.
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February 2017

Guard injured in jail fire

February 3rd, 2017|

Two inmates charged with arson in cell blaze at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre in London

Two inmates have been charged with arson for allegedly setting a cell ablaze at London’s provincial jail.

Police confirmed the charges Friday against the two unnamed men, both of them inmates at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre.

Emergency responders were called to the Exeter […]

Fire guts garage in southeast

February 3rd, 2017|

A detached garage was gutted by fire early Friday morning on Whitehall Drive.

Emergency crews responded to a call about a garage fire shortly before 7 a.m. Friday. Upon arrival crews found heavy smoke coming from a detached garage at the back of the property.

Within thirty minutes the fire was under control enough that firefighters […]

On this day in London history….

February 3rd, 2017|

The tragic the loss of the 1958 Old MacDonald’s Barn at Storybook Gardens for many will never be forgotten.   The barn was a popular landmark at the park allowing rural life to experienced in the City.  All animals living in the barn were saved by Storybook groundskeeper Tom Hudeckie and quick responding firefighters. 

Cause of the […]