Public Safety

January 2014

Fire Officials Remind Residents to Clear Snow from Fire Hydrants

January 28th, 2014|

The London Fire Department has a simple request for residents who have a fire hydrant on or near their properties – to make sure they are not buried under snow.

With the large snowfall and heavy drifting that has taken place through our region, officials say many hydrants have been covered over, making them difficult […]

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.

September 2013

Recall of Air Exchangers

September 20th, 2013|

The London Fire Department Warns Consumers of Faulty Air to Heat Exchangers Which May Pose a Fire Risk

Group Meets to Discuss Rail Safety in London Following Lac-Mégantic Disaster

September 5th, 2013|

Police, EMS, fire, the hospitals, environmental services, and any other group that would respond in case of an emergency were represented at the meeting Thursday afternoon in Byron at Fire Station 12.

May 2013

Partners in Respose

May 18th, 2013|

Partners in Response at Westmount Shopping Centre in 2001. Our special guest was former Londoner Sherri and her Search and Rescue dog Katie the Springer Spaniel from the Ohio HUSAR Task Force. Assisting her was the LFD High Angle Rescue Team.

April 2013

Hoarding a serious safety issue

April 30th, 2013|

The London Fire Department is making their concerns about hoarding, and how it affects the safety of fire crews and other emergency workers, public.

Vertigo Deluxe Lighter – Recalls & alerts – Healthy Canadians Website

April 24th, 2013|

Vertigo brand lighters imported and distributed by Lumigem Canada Inc. have been recalled.

London Fire Safety Highlighted by Ontario Fire Marshall

April 8th, 2013|

The London Ontario Fire Department is getting its messages out with new and effective graphic messages...

November 2012

Kidde Smoke Alarm Recall

November 15th, 2012|

10,000 Kidde dual sensor smoke alarms with "HUSH" and "PUSH AND HOLD TO TEST WEEKLY" buttons (Model PI2000CA) have been recalled.

Fireplaces and Inserts Recalled by Monessen Hearth Systems Due to Risk of Fire

November 9th, 2012|

Fireplaces and Inserts Recalled by Monessen Hearth Systems Due to Risk of Fire
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or […]

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

November 1st, 2012|

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, November 4th and the London Fire Department reminds you to replace the old batteries in your smoke alarms when you change your clocks on the weekend.

In order to survive a fire, occupants need to be provided with early warning and know what to do when the smoke alarms […]

Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery

November 1st, 2012|

Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs remind you to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clock this weekend..

October 2012

False alarms

October 29th, 2012|

Three big scares last week — a suspicious package, a mysterious white powder and a bomb scare — forced London police and firefighters to call out specially trained teams. Free Press reporter Kelly Pedro looks at the scares that tied up hazardous material teams, bomb technicians and uniformed officers and firefighters who had to […]

TVOKids Push the Button

October 19th, 2012|

The London Fire Department and the City of London is encouraging participation in a TVOKids campaign to test smoke alarms. The campaign – which runs October 22 until November 4 when the clocks fall back – urges children and their friends and families to test home smoke alarms.

October 19, 2012

The London Fire Department and […]

The YMCA Safety Village

October 11th, 2012|

City Mom takes a tour of the YMCA Children’s Safety Village with Manager Sue Brooks.

Fire safety reminders for college & university students

October 11th, 2012|

via Rogers TV London

September 2012

Fire Officials Issue Warning

September 25th, 2012|

The London Fire Department is issuing warnings of the dangers of Chinese paper lanterns after one came dangerously close to landing on a woman's house.

August 2012

Open Air Burning Ban Lifted

August 10th, 2012|

Due to the changing weather conditions, the London Fire Department has now lifted the ban on open air burning. Londoners are reminded to review the requirements of the Open Air Burning By-law before participating in any such fires. Information on the by-law can be found at City of London Open Burning Info Sheets.

via London […]

Now-defunct fitness club hit with $35,000 fine for padlocking exit door

August 2nd, 2012|

The owner of a London fitness club that closed earlier this year was handed a $35,000 fine Tuesday (July 31) for violating the provincial fire code.

Premier Fitness (Highbury) Inc. was convicted in London’s provincial offence court on the charge of failing to remove chains and a lock from an exit door at the now […]

July 2012

Open Burn Ban Issued by London Fire Department

July 18th, 2012|

Due to the continuing heat and dry conditions that have taken over the city, the London Fire Department has issued a burn ban until further notice.

Anyone who fails to comply with the open air burning bylaw could see a fine.

Any notice regarding lifting the ban will be available on their website at

via News/Talk […]