April 2018

London’s acting fire chief wants the job on a permanent basis

April 3rd, 2018|

Lori Hamer says her leadership experience qualifies her for the role

The acting leader of the London Fire Department, Lori Hamer, has revealed that she is applying to be the permanent chief. Hamer made the disclosure on CBC’s London Morning program Tuesday.

The acting leader of the London fire department, Lori Hamer, has revealed she is […]

March 2018

Platoon chief speaks out on problems

March 19th, 2018|

Platoon chief speaks out on problems within London Fire Department, chief's early retirement

London fire chief retires ‘effective immediately’

March 19th, 2018|

UPDATED | John Kobarda retires as London fire chief ‘effective immediately’
27-year veteran leaves with department facing complaints about workplace harassment

A week after it hired a third-party investigator to examine workplace harassment at city hall, the City of London announced the retirement of Fire Chief John Kobarda with no warning, no fanfare and no glowing […]

London Fire Chief Retires

March 19th, 2018|

The City of London announced today that Fire Chief John Kobarda will be retiring from his position, effective immediately.

Chief Kobarda has been a member of the London Fire Department for 27 years. He joined the service as a firefighter, progressed through the ranks, served as President of the London Professional Fire Fighters Association, and […]

Program aims to change grim reality

March 6th, 2018|

Firefighter training program aims to change grim reality of house fires in First Nations communities
Fire departments on Oneida Nation of the Thames and Chippewas of the Thames First Nations are working to improve their services in a bid to raise the number of volunteers and make their communities safer.

Adrian Chrisjohn, captain and trainer officer for the Oneida […]

February 2018

Station Photo

February 5th, 2018|

August 2015

Last Day – Deputy Chief Bridge

August 14th, 2015|

Source: Facebook

August 14, 2015.  Deputy Chief Gary Bridge’s last day with the London Fire Department before returning to City Hall.  He is pictured here with several members of the Fire Prevention Division in front of Station 1.

February 2006

Station 2 – Last Crew

February 6th, 2006|

September 2002

New York City

September 11th, 2002|

Firefighters past and present in NY City 2002.

November 1994

Retirees of 1994

November 28th, 1994|

Retirees

November 26th, 1991|

September 1991

New Chief chosen

September 26th, 1991|

May 1990

Deputy fire chief heads home in style

May 10th, 1990|

Bruce Shannon Retiring

May 24th, 1989|

April 1989

London firefighters lose one of their best cooks

April 27th, 1989|

March 1980

unknown photo

March 9th, 1980|

July 1970

Promotions of firemen approved

July 13th, 1970|

Four fire department promotions were approved Wednesday by board of control.

District Chief G. S. Porter becomes a platoon chief, replacing Platoon Chief G.W. Thompson, who has retired. Capt. J. V. Healey becomes a district chief, replacing Chief Porter; Chauffeur William Smith becomes a captain, replacing Capt. Healey; and Chauffeur B. P. Shannon becomes a […]

Station 4 Crews

July 1st, 1962|

November 1956

Dinner at Fire Station 5

November 29th, 1956|

Fire Station 3

November 29th, 1955|