February 2020

Woman Fire Chief – Leadership panel with Power Up London

February 25th, 2020|

Sold out crowd here of 250 people @FactoryLDNont for #PowerUpLondon Forest City Talks. We’re proud our Fire Chief is on the speakers panel along with these amazing women in leadership roles in our city. #ldnont pic.twitter.com/FqRh40MByU
— London Fire Department (@LdnOntFire) February 25, 2020

July 2018

First woman fire chief in southwestern Ontario hired in London

July 9th, 2018|

Lori Hamer will lead a force that’s recently complained of workplace harassment and a ‘culture of fear’.

London has a new fire chief and she is one of only a handful of women in Canada to hold the job.

Lori Hamer has acted as leader since the spring, when the chief at the time retired amid […]

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 […]

September 1991

New Chief chosen

September 26th, 1991|

November 1903

Fire Chief John A. Roe

November 18th, 1903|

Notes: This undated photograph was taken by W.O. Carson, a photographer from 1897 to 1905. His studio was at 180 Dundas Street.
This card mounted photograph includes the photographer’s imprint beneath the photograph.
There is a handwritten inscription on the back of the card.
John A. Roe (December 19, 1841 to January 6, 1904) was fire chief of […]

April 1900

Station 1

April 16th, 1900|

December 1880

Personnel 1880

December 1st, 1880|