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, […]

November 2016

Off Duty & Retired LFD save life

November 2nd, 2016|

First aid: Defibrillators have saved five lives in the London area this year, paramedics say
The last thing Jarmo Stromberg remembers is skating down the ice.

The 61-year-old realtor was playing an early morning game of hockey at London’s Western Fair Sports Complex when he collapsed.

His quick-thinking teammates and opponents — including firefighters and a retired […]

March 2016

Firefighter taking training around the world

March 12th, 2016|

Working with GlobalFire, a national charity that helps with training and disaster relief in Third World countries, Fire Fighter Geilen has travelled to both the Philippines and Dominca, bringing aid to those in need.

November 2014

Giving students usable skills

November 16th, 2014|

Students at London’s newest high school exposed to wide variety of professionals

Stethoscopes, 150-lb. mannequins, spine boards, stretchers — even four working hospital beds.

You’ll find them all at London’s newest high school, Saint Andre Bessette, where students learn first-aid and hear from veterinarians, optometrists, firefighters, police officers and surgeons, among others.

The Catholic school’s specialized high […]

September 2014

London’s new fire station

September 12th, 2014|

London's new northeast fire station is all kinds of better

April 2014

Station Two’s Classics

April 29th, 2014|

Station 2 on Florence Street ran these two classic rigs during the fifties and sixties. Unit 12 a 1953 LaFrance 700 series pump & Unit 22, a 1951 Bickle-Seagrave aerial.

March 2014

Ontario PCs Want 2-Year Wage Freeze for Public Sector Employees, Including Police & Fire

March 25th, 2014|

The Progressive Conservatives are calling for a two year, across the board wage freeze for all public sector employees including police officers and firefighters.

The issue was raised at Queen’s Park by Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton who cited figures released in London last week.

“There are hundreds of public sector employees in the city of London […]

Sunshine List Shines Bright on London Firefighters

March 20th, 2014|

The number of London Firefighters earning a salary of at least $100,000 a year has more than doubled over the past 12 months.

In fact, as of last year, nearly 2 out of 3 members of the department were earning a six figure salary.

The newly released figures, contained in documents obtained from London City Hall, […]

London Firefighters Eclipse London Police on Sunshine List

March 20th, 2014|

The number of London Firefighters earning a salary of at least $100,000 a year now exceeds the number of London Police officers earning six figures.

The newly released figures, contained in documents obtained from London City Hall, are part of the so-called Sunshine List — an annual release of public sector workers in Ontario that […]

January 2014

Transformer smokes out building

January 8th, 2014|

London apartment building was briefly evacuated when an overloaded transformer filled the basement with light smoke.

First responders can’t duck deep freeze

January 8th, 2014|

Winter can be the most challenging conditions emergency responders may have to deal with.

December 2013

Fire Fighter Service to our Community

December 30th, 2013|

For a man who began a lifetime in public service before the Order of Canada was even established, retirement will always be a relative term.

London Fire Fighter & Logan’s #1 Fan

December 21st, 2013|

London Fire Fighter Chet Couture, shares some of his favourite moments being a father to his two sons and how he is their #1 Fan.

November 2013

Dig Out your Hydrant

November 29th, 2013|

Residents are asked to help keep the city safe by clearing out snow around hydrants on or near their property.

October 2013

Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2013|

Trick or Treaters visiting London Fire Stations

August 2013

London FF in Chicago

August 3rd, 2013|

London, Ont. firefighter on Chicago vacation chases down alleged purse snatcher
Gary Martin was trying on a Chicago Cubs hat when a mugger raced by. Martin tackled him and returned the purse. His buddies are already teasing him.

Gary Martin didn’t set out to be a hero – he just thought a man’s handbag clashed with […]

London firefighter a Windy City hero

August 3rd, 2013|

Then, again, it’s not every foreign tourist who’d chase down a purse-snatcher in a strange city.

February 2013

Fire Related Incidents in 2012

February 20th, 2013|

Every wondered what or how many "Fires" the LFD responses to?

January 2013

DMMF honours Platoon Chief Duncan

January 24th, 2013|

Dave Mounsey Foundation is donating a defibrillator on Friday, January 25th in memory of Platoon Chief Jack Duncan.

November 2012

1995 Hall of Flame Calendar

November 8th, 2012|

A look back at the London Fire Fighters in 1994 who volunteered to help raise funds to benefit the patients of the London Regional Burn Unit.