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Here's what has been happening in London.

May 2018

McHappy Day

May 2nd, 2018|

London Fire Fighters participating with McHappy Day

Apartment Fire

May 1st, 2018|

Firefighters, paramedics, and police responded to a fire at 85 Walnut St. shortly after 7:00 p.m. in London on Tuesday. Firefighters used an extension ladder to dowse the fire, which was contained to a balcony. No one was injured in the incident.

Source: London Free Press

Dreams take flight, starts with Fire Truck ride

May 1st, 2018|

Driving the kids to the London Airport in the fire truck 🚒 for their trip to Disney World. The ” Dreams Take Flight” is sponsored by the LPFFA every year to send 4 children.

April 2018

Truck Rollover

April 30th, 2018|

Transport rollover on the off ramp to Highbury Avenue from the 401 WB. Clean up will take awhile. @CJBK #LdnOnt

Sick leave spikes at city hall, fire department

April 30th, 2018|

Sick days skyrocketed in some parts of the London fire department last year, the average up close to 80 hours per employee, according to new statistics from city hall.

The city’s report on time lost in 2017 to injury and illness shows that workers in the communications branch of the fire department took an average […]

THIRD LIFE SAVE!

April 30th, 2018|

We are the Fund are beyond words to announce the third life save of an individual from a DMMF donated defibrillator! This last weekend, an individual was saved by the successful use of a DMMF defibrillator as well as the amazing reactions and skills of those around!

This defibrillator was our 26th donation and was […]

Class of 2018

April 28th, 2018|

Congratulations to London’s newest fire fighters, graduating from recruit training today. On behalf of the London Professional Fire Fighters Association and our almost 400 members, we are honoured to welcome you and your families into our family. pic.twitter.com/NTB9k8kZEE— London Fire Fighters (@LPFFA) April 27, 2018

London’s interim fire chief took ‘different’ career path

April 28th, 2018|

Interim fire chief Lori Hamer cut her teeth as a 911 operator in Kitchener before rising through the ranks to become the first woman to helm London's fire department.

Car, shed destroyed in Bathurst Street blaze

April 27th, 2018|

City fire crews swiftly tamped down a roiling fire that broke out in a shed behind Green City Produce at the corner of William and Bathurst streets at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

A thick column of billowing black smoke rose into the air for about 20 minutes, marking the spot where the fire began – […]

Cigarette taxes blamed for soaring demand of black market butts

April 27th, 2018|

Repeated tax hikes slapped on smokes are fuelling booming demand for contraband tobacco, a scourge that’s the No. 1 killer in recent London fires and one that’s wreaking havoc on the convenience store industry.

The Ontario Liberals keep adding taxes to cigarettes in a bid to get smokers to butt out — a $4 per carton […]

Fire on Bathurst Street

April 26th, 2018|

Careless Smoking and Contraband Cigarettes Critically Injure

April 26th, 2018|

April 26, 2018

News Release

 400 Horton Street East
London, Ontario
N6B 1L7
Phone: 519 661-4565
Fax: 519 661-8419

For Immediate Release

Careless Smoking and Contraband Cigarettes
Combine to Critically Injure a London Man
Early Monday morning, firefighters responded to a multi-unit dwelling at 360 Princess Avenue with a blaze consuming the upper floor. The tenant of the upper floor apartment was outside, but […]

Uh oh. This driver took an off-road excursion 

April 26th, 2018|

This car drov

e across several front yards before coming to a stop on the lawn of 132 High St. in London on Wednesday.

Source: Uh oh. This driver took an off-road excursion | The London Free Press

Sunshine kids soar toward Disney World adventure

April 24th, 2018|

Forget the hassle of international air travel, when it comes to the Sunshine Foundation’s DreamLift trip to Disney World, the plane ride is the easiest part.

After a year’s worth of painstaking planning, nearly 80 London-area children with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses set out on a whirlwind journey to Disney World in Orlando, […]

London hopes to have new fire chief hired by summer

April 24th, 2018|

With the job posting for London’s new fire chief now closed, the city says it hopes to have the high-profile position filled by the summer.
The city brought in a Toronto-based head hunting firm to help find a replacement for longtime fire chief John Kobarda, whose surprise departure last month came amid an eruption of […]

Deputy chief blames illegal cigarettes for London blazes

April 23rd, 2018|

London’s deputy fire chief is sounding the alarm on careless smoking and contraband tobacco after both were blamed for two blazes this week that injured two people, one of them critically.

In the latest blaze, one person was sent to hospital Thursday with non-life-threatening injures following a fire at 95 St. Julien St. that caused […]

Engine 1/3

April 21st, 2018|

Rescuers received fire and rescue equipment from Canadian colleagues

April 21st, 2018|

During the period from April 12 to April 20, 2018, a delegation from the charity organization GlobalFire David Mc Antony Gibson Foundation Canada, a volunteer and project manager of the Odesa region Jim Howell visited the Chief Directorate of the Ukrainian SSNU in Odesa Oblast, within the framework of international cooperation.

The leadership of the […]

For a second time in a week…

April 13th, 2018|

Courtesy:For a second time in a week, a suspicious package | CTV London

A suspicious package was discovered

April 13th, 2018|

One person was taken to hospital after a suspicious package was discovered on Fullarton Street on Friday afternoon #ldnont

Video from the suspicious package scene yesterday in downtown. Impressive collaborative effort by @lpsmediaoffice, @LPFFA and @MLPS911 #ldnont pic.twitter.com/GYw1c9uGdw— Ross Howey (@RossHoweyPhoto) April 14, 2018

Source: Photos courtesy of Ross Howey Photography, @RossHoweyPhoto