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.

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” 


Fire Prevention Week Display

Fire Chief Jim Fitzgerald (retired) holding a trumpet used in 1800's at fire scenes

Rebuilt engine 9

Vauxhall bridge and crumpled fire truck

Lounge Restaurant Fire - Richmond Street.

Gas explosion on Lorne Ave

Fire at the Dutch Laundry Dry Cleaners.

Fire Prevention Officer investigating a fire in a lumber yard

Alarm room at HQ 340 Waterloo St

Trestle Bridge Fire

Receiving the new rescue squad

Arva fire assisted by London Fire Fighters

Firefighter rescuing a cat from a tree

Large ladder with fire fighter spraying water into a fourth floor window

1942 Bickle Seagrave Fire truck

Horse drawn hose wagon