Media Release

April 2018

Cigarette taxes blamed for soaring demand of black market butts

April 27th, 2018|

Repeated tax hikes slapped on smokes are fuelling booming demand for contraband tobacco, a scourge that’s the No. 1 killer in recent London fires and one that’s wreaking havoc on the convenience store industry.

The Ontario Liberals keep adding taxes to cigarettes in a bid to get smokers to butt out — a $4 per carton […]

Careless Smoking and Contraband Cigarettes Critically Injure

April 26th, 2018|

April 26, 2018

News Release

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For Immediate Release

Careless Smoking and Contraband Cigarettes
Combine to Critically Injure a London Man
Early Monday morning, firefighters responded to a multi-unit dwelling at 360 Princess Avenue with a blaze consuming the upper floor. The tenant of the upper floor apartment was outside, but […]

November 2017

Media Release: Dangers of Careless Smoking

November 16th, 2017|

London Fire Department Reminds Residents about the Dangers of Careless Smoking
The London Fire Department would like to remind all residents of the dangers of careless smoking. So far, in 2017, there have been over 20 fires caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials, resulting in two fire deaths, multiple injuries and over $500,000 […]

October 2017

Sound the Alarm

October 27th, 2017|

News Release
October 27, 2017
 
Sound the Alarm on “The Silent Killer”
More than 50 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning in Canada, including 11 on average in Ontario. The fourth annual “Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week” will be held November first through the seventh this year. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, toxic gas that […]

March 2017

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 […]

December 2014

London Fire Department Releases Top 10 List of ‘Holiday Safety Tips’

December 10th, 2014|

‘Tis the season for fire safety.

With just over two weeks to go until Christmas day, the London Fire Department is out with a Top 10 list of “holiday safety tips” to ensure no one has to deal with a needless tragedy this time of year.

Water fresh trees daily and keep them away from flame […]

May 2012

News Release: London takes part in Emergency Preparedness Week

May 7th, 2012|

We seldom think about potential disasters that can affect us. Yet severe weather, health emergencies, chemical spills and major transportation accidents can strike almost any community – including ours. During May 6 to 12, London’s Emergency Management Partners will be taking part in National Emergency Preparedness week.

This year, London’s team will be focused on […]