Awards of Distinction

November 2017

FSWO President’s Trailblazer Award

November 20th, 2017|

We would like to Congratulate Allison Vickerd, Firefighter, City of London and former FSWO Vice President, – recipient of our 2017 President’s Trailblazer Award

Allison has been a firefighter since 2003 and has played a leading role in the successful launch of FSWO to where it has grown today. Allison helped create the vision for […]

Living Our Mission Award

November 30th, 2016|

We wanted to take this opportunity recognize B Squad – Station 9 for their nominations this year for the City of London, Ontario – Municipal Government “Living Our Mission Award”.

Thank you to the crews for being part of some memorable visits and friendships this year.


Source: LPFFA Facebook Page

May 2016

Heros Honoured

May 16th, 2016|

Two men who helped a family of five escape a burning home will be honoured Monday

It was an average Saturday morning on London’s Duke Street.

Ten-year-old Danny Demelo was watching cartoons while his brother and sister and parents slept in.

Outside, neighbour Adam Mortezof had stopped mowing his lawn to chat with another neighbour, Doug O’Loughlin, […]

Citizen Involvement Awards

May 16th, 2016|

London Fire Department honoured two Good Samaritans who rescued a family from a house fire.

March 2014

Lifesaving Society | Rescue Award of Merit

March 28th, 2014|

Evan Spindler lives with his family in a home on the west side of the Thames River. He was at home on the afternoon of March 12, 2013, when he noticed a wheelchair-bound man who had become stuck when he rolled to the edge of the river to feed the geese and ducks.

Although though […]

October 2012

Five London firefighters to be awarded prestigious Medal of Bravery

October 13th, 2012|

Firefighters receive Medal of Bravery

October 12th, 2012|

David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented five London firefighters with the Governor General's prestigious Medal of Bravery at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

London heroes get medals

October 12th, 2012|

Better late than never, or save the best for last.

Whichever way you look at it, five heroic London firefighters who risked their lives to save a trapped man near Beachville will be in Ottawa on Friday to receive the Medal of Bravery, which recognizes acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.

The award, being presented by […]

Five Local Firefighters Honoured for Bravery

October 12th, 2012|

Five London Firefighters who helped others rescue a man from a cement silo in Beachville in 2004 have been honoured today.

Michael Black, Brent Kirchner, Darrell Black, Daniel Glanville and Benoit Ladouceur all received the Medal of Bravery in Ottawa.

Chief John Kobarda says they were happy to help out crews working to free the man, […]

November 2008

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November 26th, 2008|

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January 2005

Photo of the Year

January 6th, 2005|

Photographer’s Choice
On a hot, sticky summer day, the firefighters of London station N0. 10 had no trouble finding the heat in this straw fire that got out of control in southeast London.  Here, they get ready to knock down another flaming section of a wheat field.  Firefighters from several stations were called to a […]

December 1989

Firemen get St. John Ambulance Award

December 16th, 1989|

March 1980

Awarded Medal for Bravery

March 9th, 1980|

June 1977

Bravery Award to Gilders

June 29th, 1977|

Firefighter Kenneth Gilders was awarded the city of London’s bravery award for helping to rescue two motorists trapped in their burning car near Forest.

September 1976

Better late than never

September 17th, 1976|

24 members of The London Fire Department were presented with 30 year service medals by the Ontario Solicitor-General, John McBeth.

November 1947

Fire Prevention Award

November 29th, 1947|