Retired London fire chief Jim Fitzgerald gave a presentation to about 40 people Thursday (May 17) on the history of firefighting in London with a focus on the former Fire Hall No. 5, which was located on Adelaide Street.

London Fire Chief Jim Fitzgerald Ret.

Fitzgerald Collection

Chief Fitzgerald is a second generation London Fire Fighter who worked through the ranks from Fire Fighter to the highest rank of Fire Chief.  During his excellent career, Chief Fitzgerald collected many amazing photos, artifacts and great stories.  Please check out this amazing collection which has been tagged “Fitzgerald Collection”

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Master streams pour water to downtown buildings

JC Brown Collection

Captain JC Brown has shared his huge collection of newspaper and magazine clippings he gathered during his 35 year career as a London Fire Fighter.

The collection has been scanned and we are in the process of publishing.  Assistance is needed to transcribe the articles to complete the collection.  Please have a look to see if you can help.

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Rick Loiselle, local fire buff and Past President of the Ontario Fire Buff Association, is in the process of sharing his extensive collection of London photos and stories.  Stay tuned or re-visit for new additions.

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Lynda Morton Collection

An excellent collection of newspaper articles preserved during Lynda`s career as a London Dispatcher.

We are just starting to scan the articles and should have them released soon.

Please have a look to see if you can help.

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Hooks & Halligans Collection

Are newest editions to the collections. Local photographer, Craig Hendry shares his photos and videos of London Fire Fighters in action.
Check out these great photos and videos!

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London Public Library Collection

This collection has been created from publicly shared images from on the web. We hope to find the time to fully explore this collection at The London Room at the Central Library in London. Check out this great collection!

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University of Western Archives

This collection has been created from publicly shared images from on the web. We hope to find the time to fully explore this collection.
Check out this great collection!

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UWO – G. H. Hines Collection

Are newest editions to the collections. Local photographer, Craig Hendry shares his photos and videos of London Fire Fighters in action.
Check out this great collection!

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Ross Howey, @RossHoweyPhoto

Ross Howey Collection

Ross Howey is a content and social media strategist working in the digital publishing industry in London, Ontario. He recently completed his master’s in Journalism and Communication at the University of Western Ontario and his bachelor’s in Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. In his spare time, he can be found documenting the hard work of emergency services and freelancing for a number of local news outlets. With a passion for social media, digital communications and emergency services, he is focused on helping organizations tell their story.  View this excellent collection here or follow and linking tags “Ross Howey Collection”

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