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December 2017

‘My brain is just fried’

December 14th, 2017|

Tenant faces drug charges after London home explosion

The man charged after an explosion at

a London home left three people without a place to live was his tenant, the now-displaced landlord says.

Homeowner Ed McCleave said the 35-year-old suspect facing drug and arson charges had been his renter for about a year and a half.

Emergency responders […]

3 fires, 24 hours: Investigation of blazes that sent 3 to hospital

December 10th, 2017|

London police and fire investigate blazes that sent 3 to hospital
Three fires in 24 hours kept London police officers and fire crews busy.

Both organizations are currently involved in three different fires that happened between Friday evening and Saturday morning.

First, on Friday evening there was a fire at 216 Egerton Street, just north of Trafalgar […]

Oxford Street crash

December 5th, 2017|

Katrina Moody was checking voicemail at work Tuesday when she heard a loud “crunch” from outside.

Moody looked out the front window of her office and saw a westbound van had slammed into a utility pole on Oxford Street, just west of Adelaide Street.

Then a man emerged from the badly damaged vehicle, said Moody, who […]

South End Crash

December 5th, 2017|

Emergency crews were called to a single-vehicle crash in southeast London Tuesday morning.

A Mazda 3 driving on the Commissioners Road exit ramp to Highbury Avenue North left the road and ended up in the ditch around 9:20 a.m.

Firefighters say nobody was hurt.

The Commissioners Road exit remained open while firefighters and police were on the […]

Blast rattles vacationing homeowner

December 5th, 2017|

Ed McCleave was vacationing in Mexico when a friend told him there’d been an explosion and fire at his southeast London home.

McCleave, not returning to London until Friday, says he’s desperate for answers into what caused the mysterious blast that injured a man, killed a dog and badly damaged his home of 25 years.

“I’m […]

East End Explosion

December 4th, 2017|

#LdnOnt emergency crews Inc @LPFFA @lpsmediaoffice on scene home explosion on Hamilton Road pic.twitter.com/QK8knPK8DF
— Mike Maloney (@mdmaloneyphoto) December 4, 2017

Emergency Telecommunications Presentation

December 4th, 2017|

Who says learning isn’t fun? Thanks to @PrepareLondon @MLPS911 @LPFFA and all others who supported and presented to the Emergency Telecommunications students @FanshaweCollege @FanshaweSoPS pic.twitter.com/hTt2j26rCy
— Tracy Dietrich (@tracyd76) December 4, 2017

Fire Department Warns of Fire Hazard in Dishwashers

December 4th, 2017|

Fire crews recently responded to a kitchen fire at a Southwest London condominium. The
occupants were safely outside when firefighters entered the dwelling and saw smoke
coming from around a dishwasher that had been in use. One of the occupants had the
presence of mind to shut off power to the house as they were evacuating.

The fire […]

Firefighters issue appliance warning

December 4th, 2017|

Firefighters are cautioning the public after a dishwasher possibly under recall is suspected of starting a recent blaze at a southwest London home.

London firefighters were called to a condo where they saw smoke coming from around the dishwasher, which had been running. One of the residents shut off power to the home before fleeing, […]

2017 Lights & Sirens Toy Drive

December 4th, 2017|

Pictures from yesterday‘s 2017 Lights & Sirens Toy Drive. It was such an amazing day with everyone from the community. pic.twitter.com/oHu2rx8ALd
— London Fire Fighters (@LPFFA) December 3, 2017

Sources: CTV London, Facebook and Twitter

Christmas Spirit is alive and well

December 2nd, 2017|

Can these boys get a RT @hockeynight for being winners on & off the ice today! Between games during our local hockey tournament these boys went shopping for the Toys & Sirens Toy Drive in London ON! #GivingBack #LifeLessons #ChristmasSpirit #Toys&Sirens ##MinorAtom #JrMustangs pic.twitter.com/gpI5jXjxFT
— Lisa Facca (@LisaMcNeil6) December 2, 2017

Fire Halls collecting again

December 2nd, 2017|

Did you know you can drop off food at any fire hall in #LdnOnt for the @LondonFoodBank1. Let’s help those in need this holiday season! @LPFFA pic.twitter.com/nJGumXFXyi
— Jack Burt (@JackBurt13) November 30, 2017

Fire Safety for the Holidays

December 2nd, 2017|

Check out one of the London Fire Department’s holiday #FireSafety messages airing now on @CTVLondon and at #LdnOnt @CineplexMovies locations. This one is about #SafeSmoking @LPFFA Have a Happy and Fire Safe Holiday Season! pic.twitter.com/6agxR7wUqj
— Jack Burt (@JackBurt13) November 30, 2017

Holiday Fire Safety

December 1st, 2017|

Here’s another holiday #FireSafety message from the London Fire Department airing now on @CTVLondon and at #LdnOnt @CineplexMovies locations. Remember #Cooking is the number one cause of fires in London! @LPFFA Happy Holidays from LFD! pic.twitter.com/YKYCscgigt
— Jack Burt (@JackBurt13) December 1, 2017

Before the shave

December 1st, 2017|

A few of the many London Fire Fighters who help to raise money for the Annual Movember Campaign.

Source: Facebook

November 2017

FSWO President’s Trailblazer Award

November 20th, 2017|

We would like to Congratulate Allison Vickerd, Firefighter, City of London and former FSWO Vice President, – recipient of our 2017 President’s Trailblazer Award

Allison has been a firefighter since 2003 and has played a leading role in the successful launch of FSWO to where it has grown today. Allison helped create the vision for […]

Illegal cigarettes led to fatal fire

November 18th, 2017|

London Fire brass sound alarm over contraband cigarette dangers after latest fatal blaze

After a second death this year from careless smoking in London, one of the city’s firefighting officials says he’s had enough.

More than 20 fires have been caused by careless smoking in 2017 in London alone — and three of the last four […]

2017 Santa Clause Parade

November 18th, 2017|

2017 DWTS of 911 – LFD

November 16th, 2017|

Representing the London Fire Fighters…

Media Release: Dangers of Careless Smoking

November 16th, 2017|

London Fire Department Reminds Residents about the Dangers of Careless Smoking
The London Fire Department would like to remind all residents of the dangers of careless smoking. So far, in 2017, there have been over 20 fires caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials, resulting in two fire deaths, multiple injuries and over $500,000 […]