October 2012

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.

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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 www.london.ca/fire

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Another burning ban imposed

July 18th, 2012|

The London Fire Department has issued a new ban on open air burns within the city Wednesday (July 18) due to extremely high temperatures and drought conditions in the area.

Open air burning include the use of outdoor fire pits and recreational burning under certain conditions.

Outdoor cooking may be conducted between 11 a.m. and midnight, […]

Fire ban lifted in London

July 3rd, 2012|

Due to a cancellation of a Ministry of Environment Smog Alert Advisory for this region, the London Fire Department has lifted a ban on all Open Air Burns contained under the Open Air Burning By-Law within the City of London boundaries yesterday (July 3).

Open air burning include the use of outdoor fire pits and […]

June 2012

Second burn ban issued

June 29th, 2012|

With London sweltering under extreme heat and a smog advisory, the London Fire Department has issued a ban on all open-air burns under the city’s Open Air Burning Bylaw until further notice.

The department will indicate on its website, www.london.ca/fire, when the ban is lifted.

Open air burning includes the use of outdoor fire pits and […]

Fire Marshal award for teen

June 28th, 2012|

It was a morning that Chantal Davison should have been waking up to her alarm clock. Instead, the London teen was awoken by the shrill cry of the household fire alarm.

But instead of panicking, Davison knew what to do from lessons learned years earlier through the elementary school safety program at the YMCA Childrens’ […]

Teen Gets Award after Helping Family Escape Fire

June 25th, 2012|

Open air burning ban now in effect

June 20th, 2012|

Thanks to soaring temperatures and a smog advisory for the region, the London Fire Department has issued a ban on all open air burns within the city.

The ban was issued Wednesday afternoon (June 20) and is in effect until further notice.

The department will inform the public when the ban is lifted through its website […]

London Fire Department Issues a Ban on Open Burning Within the City of London

June 20th, 2012|

Due to a Ministry of Environment Smog Alert Advisory, combined with extreme temperatures in the Western Ontario Region, until further notice the London Fire Department has issued a ban on all Open Air Burns contained under the Open Air Burning By-Law within the City of London boundaries until further notice.Notice that the ban will […]

Flying Lanterns Pose a Potential Fire Hazard

June 20th, 2012|

 In 2009, The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) became aware of the existence of a consumer product that poses a serious fire safety hazard. The Flying Lantern (also known as a sky lantern) was being sold by Canadian online distributors of fireworks products and at retail stores.

via London Fire Department.

Never too old to learn: Seniors get a lesson in fire safety

June 7th, 2012|

Part of a firefighters job isn’t just battling a blaze, it is also doing what they can to make sure it don’t happen in the first place. To that end, representatives from the London Fire Department welcomed a group of approximately 65 seniors to the Carling Heights Optimists Community Centre for a Fire Safety […]

Free Educational Opportunities for Seniors

June 6th, 2012|

On Wednesday, June 6, from 1:30 – 3pm at the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre, 656 Elizabeth there will be a presentation called “Fire Safety is for Everyone” – What you need to know to Keep Safe from Fire. – presented by Julianne Wever, Public Fire and Safety Educator, London Fire Department. Registration is […]

Safety Village celebration

June 4th, 2012|

It was birthday cake and balloons at the YMCA Children’s Village on Sunday (June 3) as the facility celebrated its 11th anniversary.

Held in conjunction with YMCA Healthy Kids day, the event featured a number of healthy and safety related demonstrations and activities.

The YMCA Children’s Safety Village teaches hands-on safety lessons on indoor and personal […]

May 2012

Potting Soil Fires

May 20th, 2012|

There have been a number of reports lately about fires occurring in planters or flowerpots in which potting soil has been used. The fires are of a smouldering nature and, if the planter or flowerpot is plastic, can also result in melting the container. If other combustible material is in close proximity to the […]

Fireworks Sparking Concern for Fire Department This Long Weekend

May 16th, 2012|

The London Fire Department is urging residents to include fire safety in their Victoria Day Weekend plans, especially when it comes to fireworks.

Emergency Operations and Training Centre – PTSC-Online

May 11th, 2012|

City of London Ontario has a new emergency operations and training centre which was officially opened on May 6th.

London’s new multi-purpose emergency operations and training centre was opened by Mayor Fontana and other provincial and federal elected officials on Friday, May 6th. Not only will this centre be used to monitor major emergencies, but […]

Open House for National Emergency Preparedness Week

May 11th, 2012|

It’s National Emergency Preparedness Week, and tomorrow local residents will be able to view London’s emergency operation centre at an open house.

Manager of Emergency Management with the city David Colvin says the open house is also a time for Londoners to talk with the people behind the sirens.

“We’ll have the fire trucks stationed right […]