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After the Fire

September 20, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Southdale Rd E.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, September 23, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the number one cause of residential fires in London.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  Keep a proper-fitting lid near the stove.  If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove.  Do not move the plan and call 911.

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September 20, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Bateman Trail and Palmerston Pl.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Friday, September 22, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fore.  Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you are cooking.

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September 20, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wilkins Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every story and outside all sleeping areas.  Smoke alarms can increase your chances of surviving a fire by up to 50%.  Test smoke alarms monthly and replace smoke alarms that are more than ten years old.

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September 8, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Jalna Blvd and Aldersbrook Rd.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, September 9, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking. Ensure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas. 

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August 23, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Sandford Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Thursday, August 24, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that a cord or plug that become hot is an indication of an overloaded circuit.  Check cords for damage such as fraying or nicks.  A damaged cord can expose wires and result in a potential shock or fire hazard.

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August 18, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wellington Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Sunday, August 20, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the number one cause of residential fires in Ontario.  Stay in the kitchen when cooking.  If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove.

After the Fire

August 11, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Aspen Place.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, August 12, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that when the smoke alarm sounds, everyone must know what to do and where to go.  Develop and practice a home fire escape plan.  Once out, stay out.

After the Fire

August 10, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Southdale Rd W.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Friday, August 11, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  Always stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking.

After the Fire

August 10, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Barker Street and East Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Friday, August 11, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.  Failure to comply with the Fire Code smoke alarm requirements could result in a ticket for $235 or a fine of u to $50,000 for individuals or $100,000 for corporations.

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August 2, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Mornington Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Friday, August 4, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to stay in the kitchen when cooking — especially if using oil or high temperatures. Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas.

After the Fire

July 30, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Saskatoon St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Thursday, August 3, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to empty ashes into a metal container—not the garbage can – and put the container outside.  Encourage smokers to smoke outside.

After the Fire

July 29, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Chapman Court.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Thursday, August 3, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to stay in the kitchen when cooking — especially if using oil or high temperatures. Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas.

After the Fire

July 29, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Ballymote Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Thursday, August 3, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to test smoke alarms monthly. Vehicles left running in attached garages can cause a buildup of Carbon Monoxide in your home.

After the Fire

July 28, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Adelaide St. N.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Thursday, August 3, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas

After the Fire

July 18, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Huron Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in Ontario.  Smokers are encouraged to smoke outside.  If you do smoke indoors, use large, deep ashtrays that can’t be knocked over.  Empty ashes into a metal container – not the garbage can – and put it outside.

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July 18, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Ontario Street and Steele Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to stay in the kitchen when cooking — especially if using oil or high temperatures. Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas.

After the Fire

July 13, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Bonaventure Drive, Rossmore Court and Boler Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Friday, July 14, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to keep combustible items such as cooking utensils, dishcloths, paper towels and pot holders a safe distance from the stove.

After the Fire

July 8, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Hyman Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, July 8, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that when changes to electrical wiring is needed, have a licensed electrician perform the installation. Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.

After the Fire

July 8, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Oakridge Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, July 8, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that candles are a common cause of home fires. Secure candles in a sturdy holder, in a location where they can’t be knocked over. Never leave a lit candle unattended.  Always blow out candles before leaving the room or space.

After the Fire

July 7, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Limberlost Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Friday, July 7, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to encourage smokers to smoke outside and never smoke in bed. Test smoke alarms every month and replace batteries at least once per year.

Back by Popular Demand, Mentoring Camp for Potential Female Firefighters Returns for its Fourth Year

July 6, 2017 - The London Fire Department and Area Recreational Services, two departments within the city’s Neighbourhood, Children and Fire Services umbrella, are again offering an exceptional training and mentoring program called “Camp FFIT London" (Female Firefighters In Training).  Twenty outstanding young women from London and the surrounding area have been selected from an abundance of applicants to take part in a week long program designed to educate them and hopefully prepare them to pursue a career in the Fire Service.

Fireworks By-Law Pamphlet 2017-1.pdfSale of Fire works and Discharge of Consumer Fireworks

June 29, 2017 - No person shall sell consumer fireworks except on the following days:

Victoria Day and Canada Day; One week immediately preceding Victoria Day and Canada Day; At such other times and such dates as permitted by Council by by-law.

No person shall discharge consumer fireworks except:

Between dusk and 11:00 p.m. on Victoria Day

Between dusk and 11:00 p.m. on Canada Day

No person shall discharge any consumer fireworks in such a manner as might create danger or constitute a nuisance to any person or property, or to do or cause or allow any unsafe act or omission at the time and place for discharging or any fireworks.

No person under the age of 18 shall discharge any consumer fireworks except under the firect supervision of and control of a person 18 years of age or over.

The fireworksPW11.pdfFireworks By-Law regulates when you can sell, purchase, or discharge fireworks. Followiong the regulations outlined in the by-law ensures you do not create a nuisance to neighbours.

Leave Fireworks to the Experts Urges London Fire Department

June 28, 2017 - To minimize the risk of fire and burn injuries this Canada Day weekend, the London Fire Department prefers that people attend public displays on Canada Day.  Public events require licensing and for qualified technicians to set off the fireworks displays.

After the Fire

June 28, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Briarhill Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas.  It’s the law.

After the Fire

June 28, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Base Line Rd W as well as Tecumseh Ave E.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to maintain your barbeque.  Make sure the burner ports are free of rust or dirt and grease.

After the Fire

June 16, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Benjamin Dr., Leyton Cres., and Belmont Dr.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, June 17, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to stay in the kitchen while cooking.  Keep a proper fitting pot lid near the stove when cooking.  If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove as well it's the the start of BBQ season, make sure the burner ports are free of rust or dirt and that the burner orifice is clear of dust and cobwebs.  Never use or store a propane barbeque indoors or in any enclosed space, including a garage.”

After the Fire

June 9, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Stonehenge Rd.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Sunday, June 11, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to develop and practice a home fire escape plan.  In case a fire starts, everyone must know two ways out of every room, if possible.  Once out, stay out. 

After the Fire

May 31, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Kent St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Thursday, June 1, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that a cord or plug that becomes hot is an indication of an overloaded circuit.  Check cords for damage such as fraying or nicks.  A damaged cord can expose wires and result in a potential shock or fire hazard.

After the Fire

May 18, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Ferndale Court.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, May 20, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that when the smoke alarm sounds, everyone must know what to do and where to go.  Develop and practice a home fire escape plan.  In case of fire, don’t try to save possessions – go directly to your meeting place.

After the Fire

May 18, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Primrose Court.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, May 20, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the number one cause of residential fires in Ontario.  Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking – especially if using oil or high temperatures.  Keep a proper-fitting lid near the stove.  If a pot catches on fire, slid the lid over the pot and turn off the stove. 

After the Fire

May 11, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Adelaide St N.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, May 13, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to encourage smokers to smoke outside and never smoke in bed. Test smoke alarms every month and replace batteries at least once per year.

After the Fire

May 2, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Hale Street and Third Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking.

After the Fire

April 28, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Proudfoot Lane.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, April 29, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking.

After the Fire

March 31, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Breckenridge Court.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, April 1, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the #1 cause of residential fires.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  Always stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking.

After the Fire

March 20, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Breckenridge Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, March 25, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in Ontario.  Encourage smokers to smoke outside.  Empty ashes into a metal container – not the garbage can – and put it outside.

London Fire Department Reminds Residents About the Dangers of Careless Smoking

March 20, 2017 - The London Fire Department would like to remind residents of the dangers of careless smoking. So far in 2017, there have been 12 fires caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials, resulting in six injuries and over $400,000 in damage.  Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in Ontario. "We are seeing far too many fires being caused by the careless disposal of smoking materials," said Deputy Chief Brian McLaughlin. "These fires and injuries caused by these fires are entirely preventable."

After the Fire

March 17, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Banbury Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, March 18, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking.

After the Fire

March 17, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Blackmaple Court.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, March 18, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to have your heating system inspected annually by a qualified service technician.  Install a CO alarm to alert you to the presence of deadly carbon monoxide gas.

After the Fire

March 10, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Beachwood Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, March 11, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to give space heaters space: keep space heaters at least one meter (3 feet) away from anything that can burn. Change the battery in each smoke alarm once a year or whenever the low battery warning sounds. Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.

After the Fire

March 7, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Southdale Rd E.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, March 11, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to test smoke alarms monthly. Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.

Time to Change Your Clocks and the Batteries in All Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

March 6, 2017 - Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. on March 12 and the London Fire Department is recommending residents install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks.

After the Fire

February 28, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Coachwood Crescent and Railton Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, March 4, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in Ontario.  Encourage smokers to smoke outside.  Use large, deep ashtrays that can’t be knocked over.  Empty ashes into a metal container – not the garbage can – and put it outside.

After the Fire

February 17, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Elworthy Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, February 18, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that when the smoke alarm sounds, everyone must know what to do and where to go.  Develop and practice a home fire escape plan.”

After the Fire

February 17, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Griffith Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, February 18, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths.  Encourage smokers to smoke outside and always remember to ensure you have working smoke alarms on every storey of your home.”

After the Fire

February 10, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Grey St, Whitehall Dr. and Landor St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, February 11, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths.  Encourage smokers to smoke outside.  Install smoke alarms on every storey and outside sleeping areas.  For added protection, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom.

After the Fire

February 3, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Albert Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, February 4, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in Ontario.  Encourage smokers to smoke outside.

After the Fire

February 3, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Midale Court.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, February 4, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that a cord or plug that becomes hot is an indication of an overloaded circuit.  Avoid overloading a circuit with “octopus outlets.”  If additional outlets or circuits are required, have them installed by a licensed electrician.

After the Fire

February 3, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Blackacres Blvd and Hilton Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, February 4, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fore.  Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you are cooking.

Steep rise in the number of cooking fires in London

February 2, 2017 - Since the beginning of 2017, there have been 8 cooking related fires in London, resulting in approximately $200,000 dollars in damage. A cooking oil fire at a Trafalgar Street residence caused serious second degree burns to an occupant’s hands. In another blaze at a Horton Street apartment an occupant suffered minor burns to their face and hand, as well as smoke inhalation. Furthermore, their kitchen sustained substantial damage.

Dramatic Escape From an Apartment Blaze

January 26, 2017 - This Friday, January 27th at 11 AM, the London Fire Department will hold a media event to release information regarding a serious apartment fire that caused burns to the hands of a blind man.  Due to the quick actions of the man, his seeing eye dog, and a neighbour, no one else was hurt.  The neighbour provided assistance to the man and ensured his apartment door was shut after he had exited the apartment, thus containing the fire and smoke to the apartment and preventing it from migrating throughout the building.

After the Fire

January 26, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Henry Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, January 28, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking.

After the Fire

January 20, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Tecumseh Ave E.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Sunday, January 22, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that smoke alarms can increase your chances of surviving a fire by up to 50%.  Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every story of the home and outside all sleeping areas.  Test smoke alarms monthly.  Replace smoke alarms that are more than ten years old.

After the Fire

January 17, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Albert Street, English Street and Osgoode Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, January 21, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking.”

After the Fire

January 13, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Deveron Street, Oxford Street East and Dillabough Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, January 14, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Always stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking.”

After the Fire

January 9, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Talbot Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Sunday, January 15, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to give space heaters space: keep space heaters at least one meter (3 feet) away from anything that can burn, including curtains, upholstery, clothing and people.

After the Fire

January 9, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Talbot Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, January 14, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to test smoke alarms monthly. Replace smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old.

After the Fire

January 6, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Trafalgar Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, January 7, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to stay in the kitchen when cooking — especially if using oil or high temperatures. Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas.

After the Fire

January 6, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Country Club Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, January 7, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to make sure lit candles are out of reach of children and pets. When you go out, blow out! Always blow out candles before leaving the room.

After the Fire

January 6, 2017 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Horton Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, January 7, 2017, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents on the importance of having working smoke alarms on every level of their home and outside sleeping areas.  Smoking is one of the leading causes of fires, make sure to always discard your smoking materials properly. 

After the Fire

December 28, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Simcoe Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, December 31, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to develop and practice a home fire escape plan.  In case a fire starts, everyone must know two ways out of every room, if possible.  When the smoke alarm sounds, everyone must know what to do and where to go.

After the Fire

December 20, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Alanbrook Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Thursday, December 22, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department reminds residents to extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

London Fire Department Urges Residents to Dig Out Buried Hydrants

December 22, 2016 - With 2 significant snowfalls in London so far this year, many fire hydrants have disappeared from view. Because every second counts in a fire emergency, a hydrant that is not visible and needs to be found, then dug out by responding crews, could have serious consequences. Residents are asked to help keep the city safe by clearing out snow around hydrants on or near their property. If they are aware of a buried hydrant but are unable to have it cleared they can call the fire department non-emergency line at 519 661-4565 to report it.

After the Fire

December 20, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Alanbrook Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Thursday, December 22, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department reminds residents to extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep. Be sure the wick ember is no longer glowing. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

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December 19, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Hamilton Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Thursday, December 22, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department urges you to practice safe cooking when celebrating with friends and family.

After the Fire

December 219 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Eagle Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Friday, December 23, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department urges residents especially at this time of year:

  • Forty-Two percent of surveyed consumers say they have left the kitchen to talk or text on the phone, and 35 percent to use the computer to check email while food is cooking. If you tend to do a lot of cooking, invest in a second or third timer. They're an inexpensive way to stay safe while ensuring that your holiday dishes do not overcook.
  • Nearly half (45 percent) of consumers say they have left the room to watch television or listen to music. Multi-tasking during the busy holiday season is tempting. If you succumb, it's important not to leave the stove or oven unattended
  • Nearly one third (29 percent) of consumers reported that they have intentionally disabled smoke alarms while cooking.
  • More than half (56 percent) of surveyed consumers said they plan to cook for family or friends during the holidays this year - with 42 percent of those cooking for groups of 11 or more.
  • Stay safe – Watch What You Cook!

After the Fire

December 16, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Doulton Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, December 17, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents of the following tips for safe heating:

  • Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening.
  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month.

After the Fire

December 13, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Richmond Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, December 17, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department reminds residents to check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms monthly and practice fire escape plans with your family.

After the Fire

December 13, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Beechbank Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, December 17, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the number one cause of home fires.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking.”

After the Fire

December 8, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of William Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Sunday, December 11, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department urges you to practice safe cooking when celebrating with friends and family.

After the Fire

December 8, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Royal Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, December 10, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department urges you to practice safe cooking when celebrating with friends and family.

Fire Officials Alarmed by Recent Rash of Cooking Fires

December 7, 2016 - Since the beginning of October, London firefighters have battled 8 blazes related to cooking. Despite increased efforts to educate Londoners and prevent such fires, the message is not getting through to many people. Traditionally, careless cooking tops the list of known fire causes in London and across Ontario. The main reason is unattended or distracted cooking. While cooking, people are urged to stay with the stove or barbecue and “look while you cook”.

After the Fire

December 6, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Grand Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, December 10, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department urges you to take a moment and review the holiday fire safety tips.

After the Fire

December 5, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Beattie Street and Berkshire Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, December 10, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department  urges residents to not to discard smoking materials in plant pots, which often contain a mixture of peat moss, shredded wood and bark that can easily ignite.

12 Tips of Holiday Fire Safety

December 5, 2016 - The London Fire Department wishes you a happy and safe holiday season.  Here are 12 tips on how to keep yourself, your loved ones and friends safe from fire.  On Thursday, December 8th, from 1 until 4 PM, Public Educators will staff information displays at Westmount and Whiteoaks malls with giveaways and prize draws.  Enter to win prizes including tickets to a Toronto Raptors game, autographed jerseys and basketballs, visit Safety at Home for further information!

After the Fire

December 2, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of York Street, Bonaventure Drive, and Wellington Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Sunday, December 4, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind resident to to be fully prepared for a real fire: when a smoke alarm sounds, get out immediately. Residents of high-rise and apartment buildings may be safer "defending in place.  Once you're out, stay out! Under no circumstances should you ever go back into a burning building. If someone is missing, inform the fire department dispatcher when you call. Firefighters have the skills and equipment to perform rescues.

After the Fire

December 2, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Boullee Street, Wortley Road, and Avondale Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, December 3, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department urges home owners to have all chimneys cleaned and inspected every year.  Protect your home from sparks.  Use a fire screen around the fireplace.  Watch for smoke coming into the room.  This could indicate a blockage in the chimney or a faulty damper control mechanism.  Allow the ashes from your woodstove or fireplace to cool before emptying then into a metal container with a tight fitting lid.  Keep the container outside.

After the Fire

November 25, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Tecumseh Ave E.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, November 26, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department  would like to remind residents to test your smoke alarms monthly and replace worn or missing smoke alarm batteries.

After the Fire

November 23, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Belmont Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on Saturday, November 26, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department urges residents to prepare and practice a fire drill with your family. 

After the Fire

November 18, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Ashley Crescent, Pond Mills Road, Fiddler Green Road and Arbour Glen Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, November 19, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind resident home owners and tenants to not allow themselves to be distracted when cooking.  Watch what you Heat!

Kidde Recalls Talking Combination Smoke and CO Alarms

November 17, 2016 - This recall involves Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO Alarm KN-COSM-IBCA and KN-COSM-ICA models with manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and March 2011. The alarms are hard-wired into a home's electric power.  The alarms are white, round and  measure about 5 to 6 inches in diameter.  "Kidde" is engraved on the front of the alarm. "Kidde", the model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the back of the alarm.  Model KN-COSM-IBCA has a compartment on the back for the installation of a replaceable 9V backup battery, while model KN-COSM-ICA does not have a battery backup.

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

November 3, 2016 - Daylight savings time ends this Sunday, November 6th and the London Fire Department reminds you to replace the old batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when you change your clocks. The law now stipulates that any home that contains a fuel burning appliance or attached garage is required to have working carbon monoxide alarms adjacent to all sleeping areas.

61 Year Old London Man Is Saved Using Defibrillator

November 1, 2016 - The man fell to the ice while playing recreational hockey when he suffered cardiac arrest. Rescuers immediately went to him and determined that he was vital signs absent. They commenced CPR and, knowing that there was a public access defibrillator in the building, they retrieved it and hooked it up to the patient.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week - November 1 - 7, 2016

November 1, 2016 - Did you know, in Ontario over 80% of all carbon monoxide deaths and injuries occur in homes?  On average we have 4-6 fuel-burning appliances that produce CO. These appliances include: Furnace, Water heater, Fireplace, Portable Fuel-Fired Generators, Dryer, Barbecue, Stove, Portable Fuel-Fired Heaters.

After the Fire

November 1, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Ridout St N, Shelborne St., Jalna Blvd, Oxford St E and Deveron Cres.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on Saturday, November 5, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents that careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths.  Encourage smokers to smoke outside.  Do not extinguish cigarettes in plant pots, which often contain a mixture of peat moss, shredded wood and bark that can easily ignite.

Dangerous Levels of Carbon Monoxide Found in London Home

October 26, 2016 - With “Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week” just days away, an incident at a home in Oakridge subdivision reinforces how important protection from the deadly gas really is. On the evening of October 20th, firefighters were summoned to the home after occupants were alerted to the possible presence of carbon monoxide by a CO alarm.  Initially, the home owners believed the alarm might be faulty so they purchased a new alarm.  Once installed, it too immediately went into alarm.

RECALL: Spirit Halloween Recalls Pumpkin and Skull Tiki Torches

October 25, 2016 - The fuel canister supplied with these torches does not comply with the Canadian labelling and packaging requirements. The canisters intended to contain the fuel do not display the required warning information and are not supplied with the required child resistant closures.

After the Fire

October 13, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Fleming Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 13, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to always stay by the kitchen when you are cooking.  Remember:  Watch what you Heat!

After the Fire

October 6, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Hamilton Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 7, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to properly discard smoking materials by placing them in large, deep ashtrays that can’t be knocked over.  Empty ashes into a metal container – not the garbage can – and put it outside.

Fire Department and Health Unit Team Up for Fire Prevention Week

October 4, 2016 - This Sunday marks the beginning of Fire Prevention Week and the theme this year is “Don't Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.”  Most people would not think of drinking milk that is past its “best before” date, but many don’t give a second thought about relying on a smoke alarm that is decades old.  At a media event planned for this Friday, a collection of worn out and obsolete smoke alarms that were discovered in Londoners’ homes will be unveiled.

After the Fire

October 4, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Hale Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 5, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the safe use of your barbecue.  When lighting the grill, always have the lid open.  Open the valve at the cylinder, then turn on the barbecue controls and lift the burner using the igniter button.  If there is no igniter, insert the flame from a long match or barbecue lighter through the side burner hole.  Light the match before you turn on the gas at the grill controls.

Fire Prevention Week - “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”

September 30, 2016 - Current data shows that the public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, which may put them at increased risk in the event of a home fire. For example, only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced.  Please see our list of activities and locations.

After the Fire

September 30, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Queens Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 1, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind home owners to have your heating system examined annually by a qualified service technician. 

Fire Fighters Proudly Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

September 27, 2016 - It’s a stark statistic: Breast cancer affects 1 in 9 Canadian women during their lifetime. In order to raise awareness and work towards bettering those odds, London Fire Department personnel can choose to wear clothing that reflects October being "Breast Cancer Awareness Month". District Chief Al Braatz is inviting all members of the media to a launch of the new attire. “London Fire Fighters have a deep rooted pride of uniform. This pride is earned through serving our community in times of need. October is one time period during the year in which we put our uniforms aside. We will be wearing golf and tee shirts supporting not only our members and their families, but all people battling breast cancer”.

After the Fire

September 27, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Leeds Crossing.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on September 28, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department is stressing the importance of maintaining your cooking appliances and always watch what you are cooking.

After the Fire

September 27, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Brydges Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on September 27, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department reminds residents not to leave cooking unattended and watch what you heat!

After the Fire

September 23, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Fox Mill Court.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on September 24, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department reminds residents to test your smoke alarms and replace them every 10 years.

Recall: HEOS 1 Go Pack Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries

September 23, 2016 - This recall involves certain HEOS 1 Go Pack lithium ion rechargeable batteries (available in black or white), hexagon-shaped with four blue LED lights and a power button.  The batteries are for use with HEOS 1 speakers as part of the HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Sound System. The HEOS speakers are not affected by this recall.

Recall: Propane Fired Outdoor Gas Fire Pit

September 23, 2016 - This recall involves the Propane Fired Outdoor Gas Fire Pit manufactured by Wujiang Gaorui Garden Metalwork Go. Ltd. The fire pits have been sold with a cradle that supports a 20 lb propane cylinder on its side (horizontal position). The model numbers involved in the recall are WBT Series and WBRT Series.

After the Fire

September 14, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Whisker Court.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on September 15, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department reminds residents to test your smoke alarms and replace them every 10 years.

After the Fire

September 12, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Centre Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on September 13, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to stay in the kitchen while you cook and NEVER leave cooking unattended.

After the Fire

August 26, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Pond Mills Road and Trafalgar Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on August 27, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to fully extinguish smoking materials.  Use, large, deep ashtrays that can’t be knocked over.  If people have been smoking in your home, check behind chair and sofa cushions for cigarette butts before going to bed.

Recall – Crownplace Brands Kerosene Lamp Burners

August 26, 2016 - This recall involves Crownplace Brands’ Aladdin MaxBrite kerosene lamp burners. The solid brass lamp burners measure about four inches tall and three inches in diameter. The burner thread is about 3/8 inches long (about 9mm). “Aladdin MAXBrite500” is printed on the burner knob. The patent number is 3551086. “Aladdin” and the patent number are printed on the barrel of the burner.

After the Fire

August 15, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Pond Mills Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 16, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to stay in the kitchen while you cook and NEVER leave cooking unattended.

Union Gas Shows Ongoing Support for Fire & Life Safety in London

August 15, 2016 - Londoners will benefit from enhanced safety awareness, thanks to the generosity of community partner Union Gas.  For the fourth year in a row, the utility will help to provide stronger public educational efforts in London. The London Fire Department offers services such as a city wide smoke alarm program, involving fire crews canvassing neighborhoods and providing alarms to those who do not have them in place.  The cost to provide the life-saving devices will be covered, in part, by this donation.

After the Fire

August 12, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Osgoode Dr and Stuart St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on August 12, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department encourages smokers to smoke outside and never smoke in bed.  Empty ashes into a metal container and not the garbage can.  Install smoke alarms on every storey and outside sleeping areas.  For added protection, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom.  Test smoke alarms every month and replace the batteries at least once per year.

After the Fire

August 11, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Commissioners Rd W.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 11, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents not to extinguish smoking materials in plant pots or mulch. It can contain combustible materials that can quickly ignite.

After the Fire

August 4, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Huron Street and Ryersie Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on August 5, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department urges residents to dispose of oily rags as follows: Solvent-soaked rages should be placed in closed containers to reduce evaporation and minimize the chance of spontaneous combustion or accidental ignition.  The container should be allowed to evaporate outside.

After the Fire

August 3, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of William Street and Scenic Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on August 4, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department urges residents not to leave the kitchen while you are cooking.  Also remember that working smoke alarms are the law!  Working smoke alarms can increase your chances of surviving a fire by up to 50%.

After the Fire

August 3, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wharncliffe Rd N and Cowan Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on August 3, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to never leave cooking unattended!

RibFest at Victoria Park

July 27, 2016 - London RibFest features an array of ribs for your tasting, fun exhibits, and rides. Join us every year at Victoria Park, London, Ontario on the Civic Holiday weekend. The London Fire Department will be in attendance to better inform our public the importance of fire safety. Visit the London Fire Department Fire Safety Display on Thurs from 11:00am to 9:00pm; on Fri from 11:00am to 9:00pm; on Sat from 11:00am to 9:00pm; and on Sun from 11:00pm to 9:00pm and on Monday the booth is closed.

After the Fire

July 27, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Hamilton Rd.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 28, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents that cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you are cooking.”

After the Fire

July 27, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Riverside Dr and Sunray Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on July 27, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents that extension cords should be used only as a temporary extension.  If permanent wiring is required, have additional outlets installed by a licensed electrician.  Extension cords should not be linked together.

After the Fire

July 27, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Delaware Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 27, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.  Test your smoke alarms once a month and replace the batteries every year.

Rock the Park

July 15, 2016 - “Gone Country/Rock the Park” is one of London’s most popular summer music festivals running from Wednesday, July 13 through Saturday, July 17.  While there, please stop by the London Fire Department information display that is just inside the gates at Harris Park.  Fire Department personnel will be on hand each day from 4 PM until 9 PM, with important fire safety information and giveaways of drink cozies and T-Shirts bearing fire safety messaging.

Home County Music & Art Festival

July 13, 2016 - Home County is renowned for its craft booths showcase Canadian artisans, include pottery, glass, jewelry, fine art, textiles, metal, wood, photography, and gourmet foods. Join us for three days this summer and enjoy live musical performances by amazing Canadian recording artists.  The London Fire Department will be in attendance to better inform our public the importance of fire safety. Visit the London Fire Department Fire Safety Display on Fri from 5:00 to 9:00pm; on Sat from 12:00pm to 9:00pm; and on Sun from 12:00pm to 9:00pm.

After the Fire

July 13, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Kimberly Ave and Rosecliffe Cres.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on July 16, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.

After the Fire

July 13, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wonderland Rd N.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 16, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to avoid overloading any electrical circuits with “octopus Outlets.”  If additional outlets or circuits are required, have them installed by a licensed electrician.”

Mentoring Camp for Potential Female Firefighters Returns for its Third Year

July 12, 2016 - The London Fire Department and Area Recreational Services, two departments within the city’s Neighbourhood, Children and Fire Services umbrella, are again offering an exceptional training and mentoring program called "Camp FFIT London" (Female Firefighters in Training).

After the Fire

June 30, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Third Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 2, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to take extra caution when disposing of smoking materials.  Do not extinguish cigarettes in plant pots, which often contain a mixture of peat moss, shredded wood and bark that can easily ignite.  Use large, deep ashtrays that can’t be knocked over.

After the Fire

June 30, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Cheapside Street and Palmerston Place.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on June 30, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The London Fire Department would like to alert you to the fact that cooking fires are the #1 cause of fire in the home. These fires are very preventable when you follow a few simple rules. Keep your cooking area clean and clutter free. Avoid reaching across burners and don’t wear loose fitting sleeves. Keep pan handles in and never ever leave cooking unattended. These tips will help you enjoy a lifetime of culinary enjoyment in your kitchen!

Dry Conditions Demand Extra Caution With Canada Day Fireworks

June 29, 2016 - Fire Officials urge Londoners to stay safe this coming Canada Day weekend and that means leaving fireworks to professionals. Public events require licensing and for qualified technicians to set off fireworks displays. With grass, brush and trees all extremely dry, the chance for an accident caused by consumer fireworks is higher than usual.

Refugees New to London Seek to Show Appreciation for Assistance from the London Fire Department

June 29, 2016 - A group of individuals has asked for the opportunity to formally meet with Deputy Fire Chief Brian McLaughlin in order to give thanks for the welcome and guidance they have received from the department.

South London Canada Day Fireworks

June 28, 2016 - This even will be held at the South London Community Centre at 1119 Jalna Blvd.  The London Fire Department will be in attendance with a display table and there will be Fire Truck displays from 1:00pm - 5:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 

After the Fire

June 27, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Waterloo Street, Hill Street, Burdick Place and Linwood Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on June 28, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. 

The Fire Department would like to remind you of the following safety tips for fireworks this holiday weekend:

Purchasing:

  • Follow the laws and regulations regarding the use of fireworks.
  • Purchase your fireworks from a reliable source that sells products meeting safety standards.
  • Stay away from illegal explosives or firecrackers and do not improvise and make your own fireworks.

Setting Up:

  • Read the Instructions, this is worth repeating: read the instructions, cautions and warnings on each firework item.
  • Store unused fireworks in a closed box away from the firework being lit and do not smoke around the fireworks.
  • Set up outdoors in a clear, open space. Light fireworks on a hard, flat and level surface to insure stability.
  • Check the wind and have the wind blowing away from the spectators.
  • Spectators should be at least the safety distance written on the fireworks label away from the display, keeping special supervision on children.
  • Have a bucket of sand, supply of water and a working fire extinguisher on hand.

Fireworks Show:

  • Only adults (18 years or over) should handle the fireworks. If you are impaired (alcohol or drugs) do not handle the fireworks.
  • Light only one firework item at a time.
  • Wear protective eye glasses and gloves. Light at arm’s length and then stand back.
  • Never lean over the fireworks and keep hair and clothes away from fire sources.
  • Never attempt to re-light a “dud” or defective firework.
  • Never hold a lighted firework item in your hand.

Proper Disposal:

  • Sparklers should be immersed in a bucket of sand to cool down after burning out, as they remain very hot for some time.
  • Fireworks should be disposed of safely and properly.

Text to 9-1-1

June 27, 2016 - The London Police Service and the London Fire Department are proud to announce that as of this date, Monday June 27, 2016, we are able to offer text with 9-1-1 emergency phone call services to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Speech Impaired Community (DHHSI) within the City of London and Middlesex County.  Text with 9-1-1 is a service offered to the DHHSI community that allows for the same access to the emergency 9-1-1 phone call system as the rest of the population.  The service allows the 9-1-1 voice call to be conducted by way of text messaging with a registered cellular phone.  If you are a member of the DHHSI community with a cellular phone and wish to have this service available to you, you are required to register your phone with your cellular service provider.  To learn more about text with 9-1-1 service and how to register your phone for this service, please contact your cellular service provider or visit www.textwith911.ca

After the Fire

June 20, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Pine Lawn Avenue, Mill Street and Hamilton Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on June 21, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department urges residents not to leave cooking unattended.  Watch what you heat!

RECALL: Sony Recalls VAIO Laptop Computer Battery Packs Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

June 16, 2016 - This recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 18 models of Sony’s VAIO Series laptop computers. The Panasonic battery packs were also sold separately and installed by Sony as part of repairs. Panasonic battery packs included in this recall have model number VGP-BPS26 and part numbers 1-853-237-11 and 1-853-237-21. Panasonic battery pack model and part numbers are printed on the back of the battery pack.

Local Group Recognized for Helping Refugees Stay Safe from Fire

June 15, 2016 - At a Toronto ceremony today, two members of the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre received prestigious "Fire Safety Awards" from the Ontario Fire Marshals Public Fire Safety Council.  The London Fire Department nominated Sherin Hussien, who coordinated for the Learner Centre and Hussein Ghoneim, who volunteered to act as interpreter.  With their assistance, over 500 Syrian refugees were identified as “high risk” and a series of information sessions were organized.

London Boy Wins Provincial “Fire Safety Action Award”

June 15, 2016 - In Toronto today, 12 year-old Nigel Hocking was honoured by the Fire Marshals Public Fire Safety Council for his actions to protect members of his family as a blaze in their house quickly grew.  Nigel and his twin brother George were in a playroom using furniture, pillows and bedding to construct a fort.  George was under a couch when a lamp sparked and started it on fire.  George tried to move away from the flames, but he was trapped underneath. Nigel lifted the burning couch, sufficiently so that George was freed.

RECALL: Sky Rover Toys

June 14, 2016 - This recall involves yellow USB charging cords sold with Aero Spin and Aero Cruz Sky Rover remote-controlled flying toys. The toy is shaped like ball with two blades on top, wings on the side and measures about 3 ½ inches tall by 5 inches wide. They are operated by a small one-channel remote control unit.

After the Fire

June 14, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Southdale Rd E.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 15, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to stay in the kitchen while you are cooking.

After the Fire

June 14, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Brant St., Hamilton Rd. and Bridle Path.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on June 14, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to never leave cooking unattended and to remember to carefully discard smoking materials.  Avoid butting out cigarettes in garden mulch or plant pots which may contain combustible materials.

RECALL: Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Electric Food and Bottle Warmer

June 8, 2016 - Health Canada advises consumers on the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Electric Food and Bottle Warmer. The product has model number 1072, a six character batch code starting with a number and ending in 'GY', and UL certification file number E225323. The affected products were sold on their own and as part of kits containing a number of other, unaffected, products.

After the Fire

June 3, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wharncliffe Rd S.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 5, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the safe use of your barbecue.  Remember also to staying with your food when you are cooking.

After the Fire

June 2, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Grey Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 4, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires.  Please stay in the kitchen while you are cooking.   Never leave your cooking unattended.

After the Fire

June 2, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Rathgar Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 3, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents that if you are enjoying a backyard fire, stay with the fire at all times and ensure you have some method of extinguishment.  The City of London Open Air Burning bylaw can be found at http://www.london.ca/residents/Fire-Department/residents-resources/Pages/Backyard-Fires.aspx

After the Fire

June 2, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Deveron Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 2, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. 

Remember the following when working with flammable or combustible liquids:

For a flammable or combustible liquid fire to start, a mixture of vapour and air must be ignited. There are many possible ignition sources:

  • Sparks from electrical tools and equipment.
  • Sparks, arcs and hot metal surfaces from welding and cutting.
  • Tobacco smoking.
  • Open flames from portable torches and heating units, boilers, pilot lights, ovens, and driers.
  • Hot surfaces such as boilers, furnaces, steam pipes, electric lamps, hot plates, irons, hot ducts and flues, electric coils and hot bearings.
  • Embers and sparks from incinerators, foundry cupolas, fireboxes and furnaces.
  • Sparks from grinding and crushing operations.
  • Sparks caused by static electricity from rotating belts, mixing operations or improper transfer of flammable or hot combustible liquids.

You can eliminate many of these ignition sources by:

  • Removing open flames and spark-producing equipment.
  • Not smoking around these liquids.
  • Using approved explosion-proof equipment in hazardous areas.

RECALL: Broan-NuTone Recalls Ventilation Fans

June 2, 2016 - This recall involves L500 series fans designed to circulate air in and out of a home or building. The fans were sold in nine brands and have the model information printed on the specification label affixed to the blower assembly.

RECALL: Mirka Recalls Electric Random Orbital Sanders

June 2, 2016 - This recall involves 3-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders.  The sanders are yellow and black with “Mirka” on the front.  A speed control lever is on the top of the sanders and a vacuum hose connector on the rear.  The recalled sanders came with either a cardboard box or plastic carrying case, a 12-foot power cord, DC transformer (only in certain sanders), a wrench, a multi-hole backup pad and assorted abrasives. 

After the Fire

May 31, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Ridout St N.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on May 31, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents that if you are enjoying a backyard fire, stay with the fire at all times and ensure you have some method of extinguishment.  The City of London Open Air Burning bylaw can be found at http://www.london.ca/residents/Fire-Department/residents-resources/Pages/Backyard-Fires.aspx

After the Fire

May 28, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Southdale Rd E.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on May 28, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to keep matches and lighters out of sight and reach of young children.  If you smoke, have only one lighter or book of matches.  Keep it with you at all times.

After the Fire

May 26, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Trafalgar St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on May 26, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department reminds residents to NEVER leave cooking unattended.  Cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.   Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you are cooking!

After the Fire

May 24, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Hamilton Rd, Baseline Rd W., and Fiddlers Green Rd.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on May 25, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department reminds residents to NEVER leave cooking unattended.  Cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.   Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you are cooking!

Fire Department Recommends Public Fireworks Displays

May 20, 2016 - Because of the risk of burn injuries that could result from the improper use of fireworks,  The London Fire Department suggests that people attend public displays this Victoria Day holiday weekend. Public events require permits and only qualified technicians are allowed
to set off the fireworks displays.

Fire Department to Honour Good Samaritans Who Rescued a Family from a House Fire

May 13, 2016 - On April 30th, fire tore through a house at 62 Duke Street and blocked the main escape route for a family of five. While calling 911, alert neighbours rushed to help and noticed the occupants gathered near a front window. With thick black smoke moving through the house, the 2 rescuers pulled each family member through the window to safety outside.

After the Fire

May 13, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Cheapside St and Commissioners Rd W.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on May 13, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind residents:

Smoking

  • If you smoke, do it outside.
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings when smoking. If you are sleepy, have taken medication that causes drowsiness, or consumed alcohol, you are at higher risk for starting a smoking-related fire.
  • Never smoke in bed.
  • Never smoke where medical oxygen is used.

Put it out

  • Always use a deep, not-combustible, sturdy ashtray to extinguish smoking materials.
  • Never extinguish smoking materials in plant pots.
  • Never throw out cigarettes into vegetation, landscaping, peat moss, dried grasses, mulch, leaves, garbage and other similar items - they can easily catch fire.
  • Never discard smoking materials on the ground.
  • Make sure matches and cigarette butts in ashtrays are wet before you put them in a garbage container.

Storage

  • Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other smoking materials up high out of the reach of children

After the Fire

May 10, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Southdale Rd E. Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on May 10, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you:

  • Smoke outside. Many things in your home can catch on fire if they touch something hot like a cigarette or ashes. It is always safer to smoke outside.
  • Put cigarettes out all the way. Do this every time. Don’t walk away from lit cigarettes and other smoking materials. Put water on the ashes and butts to make sure they are really out before you put them in the trash.
  • Be alert. Do not smoke after taking medicine that makes you tired. You may not be able to prevent or escape from a fire if you are sleepy or have taken medicine that makes you tired.
  • Never smoke around medical oxygen. Medical oxygen can explode if a flame or spark is near. Even if the oxygen is turned off, it can still catch on fire.
  • Never smoke in bed. Mattresses and bedding can catch on fire easily. Do not smoke in bed because you might fall asleep with a lit cigarette.
  • Put your cigarette out in an ashtray or bucket with sand. Use ashtrays with a wide base so they won’t tip over and start a fire

After the Fire

May 3, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Duke Street. Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on May 6, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind residents to safety dispose of smoking materials in a non-combustible container.

Emergency Services 6th Annual Open House

May 3, 2016 - May 1 - 7 is Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada.  Join us at our Open House featuring London's Emergency Management teams. Climb on board a fire engine, tour through an ambulance and armoured vehicle, and check out lots of other emergency vehicles.  Fun and educational for the whole family!

After the Fire

May 2, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Maitland Street . Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on May 3, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you that space heaters need space.  Keep space heaters at least one metre (3 feet) away from anything that can burn, including curtains, upholstery, clothing and people.

2016 Smoke Alarm Program “Working Together for a Safer Community”

April 28, 2016 - This Friday, the London Fire Department will kick-off its renewed effort to ensure that all Londoners are properly protected by working smoke alarms. Starting Monday, May 2, fire crews will begin canvassing neighbourhoods in order to determine if every home has working smoke alarms on every storey and near all sleeping areas. They will provide complimentary smoke alarms and batteries where they find occupants are not adequately protected against fire.

RECALL: RYOBI® 40-Volt Brushless Snow Blower

April 28, 2016 - This recall involves the Ryobi® 40-volt Brushless Snow Blowers with model numbers RY40822 and RY40802A. The model number is printed on the data label on the back of the blowers. The snow blowers are black and green with two LED lights located on the front of the unit and are approximately 22 inches wide by 43 inches tall. "RYOBI" is printed on the front of the snow blowers. "40 V" is printed on each side of the snow blowers. The recalled products were certified by UL and have certification file number E476832.

After the Fire

April 25, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Simcoe Street . Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on April 25, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind residents of the following spring and summer fire safety tips:  Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, change batteries immediately if needed.  For more information check out our section on smoke alarm maintenance & carbon monoxide detector maintenance.  Check your fire extinguishers.  For more information, check our section on fire extinguisher information.  Check for overloaded or damaged extension cords, replace where needed.  Ensure you have an emergency preparedness kit in case of incidents such as power outages and flooding.  Practice your family’s fire escape plan so everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency.  Windows should be checked to ensure they open and close properly, in case they are needed as an exit.  Properly store household chemicals and never mix cleaning agents.  Recycle: Get rid of old newspapers, magazines and junk mail. These items tend to pile up and can greatly contribute to the severity and spread of fire.  Check and clean filters above stove.  Pull refrigerator out and vacuum or dust the coils.  Always keep stairs and landings clear for safe evacuation in event of an emergency.

London Spring Home & Garden Show

April 14, 2016 - The London Fire Department Public Educators will be onsite providing information on smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, general home fire safety and home escape planning.  The London Spring Home & Garden Show is being held in the Metroland Media AGRIPLEX Western Fair District from April 15 - 17, 2016.  We look forward to see you!

After the Fire

April 14, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Platt's Lane. Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on April 15, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you that when you go out, blow it out!  Candles are a common cause of home fires.  Keep lit candles from children and pets and blow out all candles before leaving the room.

After the Fire

April 11, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Fredrick Cres and Chelton Rd. Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on April 12, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you when lighting your propane barbecue, open the lid and strike your match or lighter before turning on the gas.  Always follow the manufacturer’s instruction for the safe maintenance of your barbecue.  At the start of the season, make sure the burner ports are free of rust or dirt and that the burner orifice is clear of dust and cobwebs.  Check cylinder connection and hoses for leaks by brushing at 50/50 mix of liquid soap and water onto all connections and hoses.  Rising bubbles when you turn on the valve indicate a leak.  Tighten connection or repair the hose until there are no bubbles.

After the Fire

April 6, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Louise Blvd. Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on April 7, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like you to:

What you should know 

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

If you have a cooking fire

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

Safety considerations for cooking with oil

Oil is a key ingredient found in the majority of today’s kitchens. Whether a recipe calls for frying or sautéing, we include oil in almost all of our daily cooking. When using any of the many oils to prepare your meals like olive, canola, corn or soybean, consider the following safety tips when cooking: 

  • Always stay in the kitchen when frying on the stovetop.
  • Keep an eye on what you fry. If you see wisps of smoke or the oil smells, immediately turn off the burner and/or carefully remove the pan from the burner. Smoke is a danger sign that the oil is too hot.
  • Heat the oil slowly to the temperature you need for frying or sautéing.
  • Add food gently to the pot or pan so the oil does not splatter.
  • Always cook with a lid beside your pan. If you have a fire, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Do not remove the cover because the fire could start again. Let the pan cool for a long time. Never throw water or use a fire extinguisher on the fire.
  • If the fire does not go out or you don’t feel comfortable sliding a lid over the pan, get everyone out of your home. Call the fire department from outside!

After the Fire

April 4, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Albert Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on April 5, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like you to:

  • Smoke outside. Many things in your home can catch on fire if they touch something hot like a cigarette or ashes. It is always safer to smoke outside.
  • Put cigarettes out all the way. Do this every time. Don’t walk away from lit cigarettes and other smoking materials. Put water on the ashes and butts to make sure they are really out before you put them in the trash.
  • Be alert. Do not smoke after taking medicine that makes you tired. You may not be able to prevent or escape from a fire if you are sleepy or have taken medicine that makes you tired.
  • Never smoke around medical oxygen. Medical oxygen can explode if a flame or spark is near. Even if the oxygen is turned off, it can still catch on fire.
  • Never smoke in bed. Mattresses and bedding can catch on fire easily. Do not smoke in bed because you might fall asleep with a lit cigarette.
  • Put your cigarette out in an ashtray or bucket with sand. Use ashtrays with a wide base so they won’t tip over and start a fire.

RECALL: CE North America Expands Recall of Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

April 4, 2016 - This recall involves KUL small, white portable fan heaters. The KUL logo is printed on the front bottom of the heaters next to the power dial. The fan heater measures about 9 inches long by 5 inches wide by 10.5 inches tall. The fans weigh about two pounds. An adhesive label is on the bottom of the heater with model number "KU39221" and "Date: 0715" in the lower right-hand corner. KUL black units were involved in the previous recall.

RECALL: Power Bank PowerStation Deluxe

March 30, 2016 - This recall involves the Power Bank PowerStation Deluxe. The Power Bank has a 8800mAh lithium cobalt oxide battery.  The product can charge multiple electronic devices simultaneously such as a laptop computer or cell phone and can also jump-start a vehicle. The product also includes an LED flashlight feature. The recalled product has item number XP-732 which can be found on the bottom of the product. The product has "Michelin" printed on the top of the product.

After the Fire

March 30, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wallace Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 30, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to protect your family against fire and deadly carbon monoxide.  Have your heating system examined each year by a qualified service technician.  Keep anything that can burn at least one metre away from heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves.  Install carbon monoxide alarms outside sleeping areas.

After the Fire

March 30, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Springbank Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 30, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Watch what you heat.  Always stay in the kitchen while you’re cooking.

After the Fire

March 24, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Sanford Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 26, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you that careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in Ontario.  Encourage smokers to smoke outside.  Empty ashes into a metal container – not the garbage can – and put it outside.

After the Fire

March 24, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of St. James Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 26, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you that Cooking is the number 1 cause of home fires. Don’t leave your cooking unattended. Always stay in kitchen when you are cooking.

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

March 11, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 13th and the London Fire Department reminds you to replace the old batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when you set your clocks ahead one hour.

After the Fire

March 11, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Oxford Street West.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 12, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you that if you have a small grease fire on the stovetop, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner.  Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.

After the Fire

March 11, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Morgan Crescent and Wonderland Road North.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on March 12, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to always stay in the kitchen while cooking and never attempt to remove a flaming pot or pan outside.  This could cause serious injury.  Remember to put a lid on the pot or pan and turn off the stove.

After the Fire

March 3, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Kent Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 5, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to stay in the kitchen while you are cooking and never store items on top of the stove or inside the oven.

After the Fire

March 3, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Bostwick Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 5, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you when to call 911:

How and When to Call 911:

Calling 911 is designed to obtain an emergency response.  All emergencies are very stressful and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

 

  1. First and foremost, stay calm
  2. Know the location of the emergency and the number you are calling from.
  3. Wait for the call-taker to ask questions, then answer slowly, clearly and calmly as possible.
  4. Let the call-taker guide the conversation
  5. Follow all directions
  6. If a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm is sounding continuously, call 911 and leave the home.  Do not open windows or ventilate the home as this may prevent the responding firefighters from getting an accurate reading.  Each fire truck in the City is equipped with a gas detector that is capable of detecting levels of carbon monoxide.

 

After the Fire

February 18, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Robinwood Crescent, Sprucedale Court and Colonel Talbot Road visiting residences in these areas on February 27, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you of the following:

How much time do you have to get out of a fire?
Not as much as you think. Real fires are hot, smokey and dark. You may have only a very few minutes to safely escape from fire. If you're ever in a fire, don't spend time getting dressed or trying to gather valuables. Just get out and stay out. Then call the fire department from a neighbor's telephone.

If you have a fire tonight, will you get out safely?
You'll have a better chance of getting out safely if you've planned ahead. Develop a fire escape plan and practice it with the whole family. Everyone should know two ways out of each room and know where to meet outside. Make sure everyone understands that getting out is the first priority. And remember, once you're outside, stay out.

"Get Out, Stay Out" - Your fire safe response
What would you do if your home caught on fire? Would you know where to go if smoke or flames blocked your escape? There is no time to think about these questions in a real fire. It's hot, smokey, and so dark you may not be able to see your own hands. Know ahead of time what to do if there's a fire. Develop an escape plan with two ways out of every room. You'll need a second way in case your primary exit is blocked by smoke or flames. And make sure every exit is accessible, including windows. Getting out is your first priority in a fire. And once out, stay out

After the Fire

February 18, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Balmoral Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on February 20, 2016, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to avoid overloading an electrical circuit with “octopus outlets”.  If additional outlets or circuits are required, have them installed by a licensed electrician.

Relocation of No. 11 Fire Station from 7109 Westminster Drive to 3970 Savoy Street

February 11, 2016 - The City of London is relocating the staff and vehicles from the current Fire Station No. 11 at 7109 Westminster Drive to a new fire station at 3970 Savoy Street. You are invited to attend a Community Meeting where we will provide information regarding this project.  Child minding is available for the duration of the meeting.

RECALL: Microsoft Corporation recalls AC Power cords for Surface Pro devices

February 11, 2016 - This recall involves AC power cords sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro 3 devices prior to March 15, 2015. The cords are black with no serial codes or other markings. Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 devices have a black case and Surface Pro 3 devices have a silver case, both with the product name on the back of the device toward the bottom. This recall also involves accessory power supply units that include an AC power cord sold separately before March 15, 2015.

RECALL: CE North America recalls KUL Fan Heaters

February 11, 2016 - This recall involves KUL small, black portable fan heaters with the UPC Code 765167392299. The KUL logo is printed on the front bottom of the heaters next to the power dial. The fan heater measures about 22.9 cm (9 inches) long, 12.7 cm (5 inches) wide, and 26.7 cm (10.5 inches) tall. The unit weighs 0.91 kg (2 lbs). An adhesive label is on the bottom of the heater with model number "KU39229" and "Date: 0515" in the lower right-hand corner.

After the Fire

February 11, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Upper Queen Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on February 13, 2016 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind residents of the following:

  • Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.
  • CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for placement and mounting height.
  • Choose a CO alarm that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
  • Call your local fire department’s non-emergency number to find out what number to call if the CO alarm sounds.
  • Test CO alarms at least once a month; replace them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries. If the battery is low, replace it. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
  • If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel.
  • If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Do not run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not covered with snow.
  • During and after a snowstorm, make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow build-up.
  • A generator should be used in a well-ventilated location outdoors away from windows, doors and vent openings.
  • Gas or charcoal grills can produce CO — only use outside

After the Fire

February 3, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Highview Ave E.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on February 6, 2016 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to develop and practise a home fire escape plan.  If caught in smoke, get low and go under the smoke to the nearest safe exit.  Call the fire department from outside the home, from a cell phone or a neighbour’s home.  Once out, stay out.  Never re-enter a burning building.

London Fire Department Honours Fanshawe Students

February 3, 2016 - Please join the London Fire Department on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 11:00am as it recognizes 13 Fanshawe College Marketing students for their contribution to fire prevention in our community.  As part of a school project, the students analyzed vulnerable areas of the city where occurrences of fires are statistically high and came up with creative ways to educate people in those areas about how they might take action to avoid having a fire in their home. 

After the Fire

January 29, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Hale Street and Adelaide St N.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on January 30, 2016 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you that when the smoke alarm/fire alarm sounds, everyone must know what to do and where to go.  Once out, stay out.  Never re-enter a burning building.  Do not attempt to fight the fire on your own.  Call the fire department from outside the home.”

After the Fire

January 20, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Oxford St E and Cranberry Rd.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on January 23, 2016 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to protect your family against fire and deadly carbon monoxide.  Have your heating system examined annually by a qualified service technician.  Have chimney cleaned and inspected every year.  Install a carbon monoxide alarm to alert you to the presence of deadly carbon monoxide gas.

After the Fire

January 18, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Chalk Court and Belfield St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on January 23, 2016 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to NEVER left cooking unattended and stay in the kitchen when you are cooking.

After the Fire

January 15, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Mornington Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on January 16, 2016 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you that in the case of fire, GET OUT& STAY OUT.  Don’t try to save possessions – go directly to your meeting place.  Develop and practise a home fire escape plan.  In case a fire starts, everyone must know two ways out of every room, if possible.

After the Fire

January 7, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Tilipe Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on January 10, 2016 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to wish you a Happy New Year and remember to dispose of your Christmas trees as follows:  http://www.london.ca/residents/Garbage-Recycling/Yard-Materials/Pages/Christmas-Tree-Recycling.aspx

After the Fire

January 7, 2016 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Village Green Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on January 9, 2016 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to stay in the room while you are cooking and NEVER leave cooking unattended.

After the Fire

December 21, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Gore Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on December 28, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind everyone to test your smoke alarms and make sure they are on every level and outside all sleeping areas.

After the Fire

December 16, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Hilton Ave, Fanshawe College Blvd and Clarence Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on December 19, 2015 between 1:30 and 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind all residents that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.  Failure to comply with the Fire Code smoke alarm requirements could result in a fine of up to $50,000 for individuals or $100,000 for corporations.  Please ensure that you install and maintain your working smoke alarms – IT’S THE LAW.

12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

December 10, 2015 - We urge everyone to learn and practise this campaign’s 12 helpful tips and to talk about them with guests who may be visiting in your home over the holidays.

Holiday Season Prime Time for Fire Risk

December 10, 2015 - Festivities and decorations, combined with increased need for home heating, call for extra care at this time of year.  “Despite ever increasing efforts to prevent fires through education, December always brings with it added risk,” said Deputy Fire Chief Brian McLaughlin. “In light of that, it is critical that lives are protected by ensuring working smoke alarms are located on every storey of a home and adjacent to any sleeping area.

Multi-Agency Effort Shuts Down Manufacturer/Distributor of Unapproved Industrial Gas Ovens

December 3, 2015 - Based on a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) investigation, Toronto Police and TSSA Fuels Safety inspectors executed a search warrant earlier this week against Kitchen Queen, a Toronto-based manufacturer of fuel-fired kitchen equipment alleged to have manufactured and distributed unapproved equipment and forged CSA rating plates.  Standards to certify and approve equipment and codes for proper installation are fundamental to our safety system.

RECALL: Health Canada warns of potential safety hazards with some seasonal lights

December 3, 2015 - Health Canada is warning consumers of defects with some seasonal lights that may pose potential safety risks.  Health Canada initiated a national sampling and evaluation project to test seasonal lights due to a number of incident reports received by the department. Testing by Health Canada has shown hazards in several products  including overheating, as well as the risk of  fire and electric shock.

London Strengthening Neighbourhoods Strategy (LSNS) is celebrating 5 years

November 30, 2015 - The heart and essence of every city and community are its neighbourhoods.  Join us in celebrating 5 years of London Strengthening Neighbourhoods Strategy (LSNS) on December 3, 2015 and all of it's amazing accomplishments. 

After the Fire

November 20, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Oakcrossing Ave, English St., Ashland Ave., Kipps Lane., and Southdale Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on November 28, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind all residents that working smoke alarms save lives.  Test your smoke alarms once a month and replace the batteries every year.  It’s the law!

After the Fire

November 10, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Collingwood Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on November 14, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you that fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes.  Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors. Also, mark the location of each smoke alarm. For easy planning, download NFPA's escape planning grid. This is a great way to get children involved in fire safety in a non-threatening way.

After the Fire

November 9, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Camrose Court.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on November 14, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to practice exit drills from the home and always have two ways out of each room.

After the Fire

November 6, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Southland Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on November 7, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you that carbon monoxide alarms must be installed in all homes that contain a fuel burning appliance or have an attached garage.  They must be located outside any sleeping areas – it’s the law!  Test alarms monthly and replace batteries every year.  In rental properties, landlord must provide the required number of alarms and maintain them.  Tenants must not disable alarms.  Remember, you might have just moments to safely escape and working alarms give you critical early warning!

After the Fire

November 5, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Conway Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on November 7, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  If you wish to enquire or report a product defect or malfunction, please contact Consumer Product Safety at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/contact/cps-spc/hecs-dgsesc/pso-bsp-eng.php

London Fire Department Public Education Events

October 30, 2015 - Carbon Monoxide gas is often referred to as "The Silent Killer" because you cannot smell it, taste it, or see it.  The only warning you will get to alert you to its presence in your home will come from installing carbon monoxide alarms near every sleeping area.  If the alarm sounds, get out to fresh air immediately and call the fire department using 911.

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

October 30, 2015 - Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, November First and the London Fire Department reminds you to replace the old batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when you set your clocks back one hour.

Ontario’s “Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week” Now an Autumn Tradition

October 30, 2015 - With carbon monoxide alarms now mandatory in most homes, the province and local fire departments are once again stepping up their efforts to educate the public. Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1-7 this year, to coincide with the arrival of the home heating season.  Carbon monoxide is the number one cause of accidental poisoning deaths in North America and is often called “the silent killer”. It cannot be identified by any of the body’s senses and its symptoms are often confused with those of the flu.

After the Fire

October 30, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wonderland Rd S.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 31, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the number #1 cause of home fires.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  If your pot does catch fire…put a lid on it

After the Fire

October 27, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Cartwright Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 31, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to stay safe this Halloween Season!

After the Fire

October 23, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Royal Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 25, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you The London Fire Department will be in the area of Royal Crescent delivering fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department wishes to remind residents wanting to burn outdoors that they must ensure proper safety precautions are taken and that consideration is given to neighbouring properties.  The Open Air Burning bylaw states that small fires (less than 46 cm long x 46 cm wide x 30 cm high) within a non-combustible fire container are permitted between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and midnight.  The fire must be constantly attended and it shall not create a nuisance.  Those residents that identify an open burning contravention must contact 911 to report.

After the Fire

October 19, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Westlake Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 20, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to Smoke outside. Many things in your home can catch on fire if they touch something hot like a cigarette or ashes. It is always safer to smoke outside.  Put cigarettes out all the way. Do this every time. Don’t walk away from lit cigarettes and other smoking materials. Put water on the ashes and butts to make sure they are really out before you put them in the trash.  Be alert. Do not smoke after taking medicine that makes you tired. You may not be able to prevent or escape from a fire if you are sleepy or have taken medicine that makes you tired.  Never smoke around medical oxygen. Medical oxygen can explode if a flame or spark is near. Even if the oxygen is turned off, it can still catch on fire.  Never smoke in bed. Mattresses and bedding can catch on fire easily. Do not smoke in bed because you might fall asleep with a lit cigarette.  Put your cigarette out in an ashtray or bucket with sand. Use ashtrays with a wide base so they won’t tip over and start a fire.

After the Fire

October 19, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wonderland Rd N and Beaverbrook Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 20, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to check electrical cords for damage such as fraying or nicks.  A damaged cord can expose wires and result in a potential shock or fire hazard.

After the Fire

October 19, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Inkerman Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 20, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to develop and practise a home escape plan.  In case a fire starts, everyone must know two ways out of every room, if possible.  When the smoke alarm sounds, everyone must know what to do and where to go.

After the Fire

October 8, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Ernest Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 9, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to never use or store a propane barbecue indoors or in any enclosed space, including a garage.  Ensure combustible materials are stored safely away from the barbecue to prevent accidental ignition.

Reminder: October 15, 2015 Compliance Date for Installation/Replacement of CO Alarms

October 7, 2015 - Owners, landlords, property managers, and the fire service are reminded of the upcoming October 15, 2015 compliance date for the carbon monoxide (CO) alarm installation and replacement requirements outlined in Section 2.16 and Article 6.3.4.7 of Division B of the Fire Code. This second of two phased-in installation/replacement dates applies to existing buildings containing more than six residential occupancy suites.

London Schoolchildren Win “Breakfast with the Firefighters” Contest

October 7, 2015 - As part of Fire Prevention Week, grade three students from selected schools competed by drawing up comprehensive home escape plans that could be used to safely “get out and stay out” in the event of a fire.  Three winners were selected randomly from the many submissions and all clearly showed a plan that would give early warning of a fire through the use of smoke alarms as well as provide exit routes and a well-defined meeting place outside.  The winners, their family members and their teachers have been invited to enjoy a breakfast, sponsored by Denny’s and served up to them by the firefighters.

After the Fire

October 6, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Renwick Ave and Limberlost Rd.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on October 7, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind residents to discard of smoking materials in a safe manner, preferably in a metal container away from combustible materials.

Keep your family safe with a working smoke alarm in every bedroom

October 1, 2015 - Did you know that roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep?  The London Fire Department is involved in a number of Fire Prevention Week activities.  Visit with us at the following events.

Fire Simulation to Kickoff Fire Prevention Week

October 1, 2015 - Fire Prevention Week is fast approaching and to raise public awareness, the London Fire Department and Mayor Matt Brown invite the media to a simulation involving an escape from a simulated house fire.  Utilizing firefighters in full gear and a teenager in a house filling with smoke, the importance of smoke alarms and having a solid fire escape plan will be demonstrated this Friday.  The theme this year is:  “Hear the Beep where you sleep. Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm”.

After the Fire

September 22, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Wharncliffe Road North and Dundas Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on September 23, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to stay in the kitchen while you are cooking and NEVER leave cooking unattended.

After the Fire

September 15, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Healy Lane, Simcoe Street and Wharncliffe Rd. North.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on September 15, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to never leave the home when the oven is in use.

After the Fire

September 1, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Huron Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on September 1, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the number one cause of home fires.  Do not leave your cooking unattended.  Always stay in the kitchen while you are cooking.  Keep a proper-fitting pot lid near the stove when cooking.  If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove.  Do not move the pan and call 9-11.”

After the Fire

August 25, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Jalna Blvd.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 26, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that if you discover a fire, evacuate the building and call “911” from a safe place.

After the Fire

August 25, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Glenora Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 26, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that carbon monoxide alarms must be installed in all homes that contain a fuel burning appliance or have an attached garage.  They must be located outside any sleeping areas – it’s the law!  In rental properties, landlords must provide the required number of alarms and maintain them.  Tenants must not disable alarms.  Remember, you might have just moments to safely escape and working alarms give you critical early warning.

Union Gas Supports Fire Safety Programs in London

August 21, 2015 - Londoners will benefit from improved fire safety awareness, thanks to the generosity of community partner Union Gas. For the third year in a row, the utility will help to provide stronger public education efforts in London. The London Fire Department offers progressive initiatives such as a city wide smoke alarm program where fire crews canvass neighborhoods and provide alarms to those who do not have them in place. The cost to provide the lifesaving devices will be covered, in part, by this donation.

After the Fire

August 20, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wonderland Road North.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 20, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to always stay in the kitchen when you are cooking and never attempt to remove a burning pot or pan outside.  Call 911 immediately and leave the building.

After the Fire

August 18, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Waterloo Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 22, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to never discard a burning cigarette in the bush or from the window of a moving vehicle.  Extinguish cigarette butts by dousing then with water or crushing them thoroughly in bare mineral soil or bare rock.

After the Fire

August 18, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Rosemary Walk.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 19, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to install and maintain smoke alarms of every storey of your home.  IT’S THE LAW!  You could be subject to a fine of $360.00.

After the Fire

August 18, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Argyle Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 18, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to never discard a burning cigarette in the bush or from the window of a moving vehicle.  Extinguish cigarette butts by dousing then with water or crushing them thoroughly in bare mineral soil or bare rock.

After the Fire

August 13, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Smith St and Dillabough St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 13, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to install and maintain smoke alarms on EVERY storey of your home.  IT’S THE LAW!

After the Fire

August 13, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Fuller St and McNay St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 13, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to install smoke alarm on every storey of your home and test them monthly.

RECALL: Whirlpool Corporation recalls Jenn-Air brand built-in wall ovens

August 12, 2015 - This recall involves Jenn-Air brand built-in single wall ovens, double wall ovens and combination microwave/wall ovens which contain an extendable roller rack with handle. These ovens were sold in stainless steel, oiled bronze, black, and white. The affected ovens have models numbers that begin with JJW2, JJW3 JMW2 or JMW3 and a serial number beginning with a D or F.

After the Fire

August 12, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wonderland Rd S.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 12, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to always stay in the kitchen when you are cooking and NEVER leave cooking attended.

After the Fire

July 29, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of McKay Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 1, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you not to extinguish cigarettes in plant pots, which often contain a mixture of peat moss, shredded wood and bark that can easily ignite.  Empty ashes into a metal container – not the garbage can – and put it outside.

After the Fire

July 29, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Dundas and Lyle Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 1, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that careless smoking is one of the leading causes of fire deaths in London and Ontario.  If you smoke, smoke outside.  Do not extinguish cigarettes in plant pots are any other combustible items.  Use large, deep ashtrays that cannot be knocked over.  Empty ashes into a metal container – not the garbage can – and leave it outside.”

After the Fire

July 24, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Kipps Lane.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 25, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to never leave cooking unattended.  Stay in the kitchen when cooking – especially if using oil or high temperatures. 

After the Fire

July 20, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wharncliffe Rd N.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 21, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to stay fire safe this summer and remember the following:

Here are 5 Summer Fire Safety Tips as recommended by us. Remember, camp safe and be safe!

1. Clear the area around your campfire of all debris for at least one metre.

2. Keep fires small and manageable and build all fires downwind, far away from your tent.

3. Create a “kid free zone” around the campfire, grill or BBQ, especially during meal preparations. 

4. Use dry kindling to revive the flame, never use lighter fluid.

5. Check with local authorities on open-air burning restrictions and follow local burning regulations.

Successful Camp for Female Firefighter Returns “Enhanced”

July 20, 2015 - Twenty young women from London and the surrounding area have been selected from numerous applicants to take part in a week long program designed to educate them and hopefully prepare them to pursue a career in the Fire Service. Allison Vickerd, a London firefighter with 14 years of experience and the fire department’s program lead, is deeply involved and extremely committed to the program.

After the Fire

July 17, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Brydges and Childers Streets.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 18, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that smoke alarms can increase your chances of surviving a fire by up to 50%.  Test your smoke alarms monthly.  Change the battery in each smoke alarm once a year or whenever the low-battery warning sounds.“

After the Fire

July 15, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Harrison Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 16, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking is the #1 cause of home fires.  Watch what you heat.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  Always stay in the kitchen while you are cooking.”

After the Fire

July 15, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of King and Colborne Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 16, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  Londoners are reminded that careless smoking is one of the leading causes of fire deaths in our city.  Encourage all smokers to smoke outside.  Use large, deep ashtrays that cannot be knocked over.  Empty ashes into a metal container – not the garbage can – and leave it outside.”

After the Fire

July 7, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Vancouver Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 8, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to make sure your address numbers are up and visible from the street.  Check outdoor electrical outlets and other electrical appliances for animal nests and to ensure proper wiring.  Remove leaves and trash from carports and garages: Combustible materials are dangerous if they are exposed to heated automobile components, especially under the vehicle.  Clean up and properly store paints, pool and yard chemicals.  Check fuels containers for leaks and make sure they are properly stored.  Let power equipment sit for approximately 30 minutes before placing it inside to be sure there is no possibility of fire.

After the Fire

July 3, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Berskire Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 3, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you first and foremost, if there's a fire in your home, get out of there and call 911.  Keep all of your burners, the stovetop and oven clean and free of grease and other flammable debris.  If you're in the middle of cooking and suddenly have to leave the room, turn the stove off. The food will survive.

After the Fire

July 3, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Oakville Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on July 3, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to develop a home fire escape plan and practise it with the entire family.  Determine who will be responsible for helping young children, older adults or anyone else that may need assistance.  Choose a meeting place outside, such as a tree or a lamp post, where everyone can be accounted for.  If caught in smoke, get low and go under the smoke to the nearest safe exit.  Call the fire department from outside the home, from a cell phone or a neighbour’s home.  Once out, stay out. Never re-enter a burning building.

Fire Department Urges Extreme Caution With Open Burns

June 30, 2015 - A 24 year-old London man suffered severe burns last evening when gasoline was used to accelerate a fire lit in a residential backyard fire pit on Cairn Street in the City’s southwest. Two men were attempting to start a fire in a pit that had been soaked with rain. In an attempt to start the fire, a pot with dry wood was placed in the pit and gasoline was added.

Fire Department Strongly Recommends Public Fireworks Displays

June 30, 2015 - Because of the risk of burn injuries that could result from the improper use of fireworks, The London Fire Department prefers that people attend public displays on Canada Day. Public events require licensing and for qualified technicians to set off the fireworks displays.  The City of London fireworks bylaw allows the discharge of fireworks on Canada Day, but provides exceptions, including on the Saturday following Canada Day where Canada Day falls on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

After the Fire

June 30, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Springbank Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 30, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to develop and practise a home fire escape plan.  In case a fire starts, everyone must now two ways out of every room, if possible.  In case of fire, don’t try to save possessions – go directly to your meeting place.

Smoke Alarm Program Suggests Safety Messages are Being Received

June 23, 2015 - In recent weeks, many Londoners have noticed front-line fire vehicles moving slowly through neighbourhoods. Usually, people’s impression of the big red trucks involves hustling to an emergency, complete with lights and sirens.  Since mid-May, firefighters have been canvassing homes, door-to-door, distributing information and asking residents if they would like to have their smoke alarm checked.  To date in 2015, over 5,000 doors have been approached.

After the Fire

June 23, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Salisbury Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 23, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that candles are a common cause of home fires.  Keep lit candles safely away from children and pets and blow out all candles before leaving the room.

After the Fire

June 16, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Banbury Rd and Dundas St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on June 16, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind all Londoners that cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Always stay in the kitchen while you are cooking.  Fires caused by candles and other lighting materials are easily preventable.  Keep all combustible materials away.

After the Fire

June 11, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Fennel Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 12, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Watch what you heat and always stay close to your cooking.

After the Fire

June 10, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Hamilton Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 11, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to “Watch what you heat!  Cooking continues to be the #1 cause of residential fires in London.  Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking.”

After the Fire

June 9, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Simcoe St. and Berkshire Dr.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on June 9, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the safe maintenance and use of your barbecue.  At the start of the season, make sure the burner ports are free of rust or dirt and that the burner orifice is clear of dust and cobwebs.  Never use or store a propane barbecue indoors or in any enclosed space, including a garage.

After the Fire

June 7, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Sandford Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 7, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that working smoke alarms can increase your chances of surviving a fire by up to 50%.  Test your smoke alarms monthly!

After the Fire

June 5, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Langarth St W.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 5, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that working smoke alarms can increase your chances of surviving a fire by up to 50%.  Test your smoke alarms monthly!

After the Fire

June 3, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Dundas St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on June 3, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths.  Encourage smokers to smoke outside and NEVER allow anyone in your home to smoke in bed!

After the Fire

May 26, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Kininvie Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on May 26, 2015 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to spread mulch in thin layers. Dispose of cigarettes and other smoking debris in proper containers and never throw them into mulch.  When placing mulch in planters close to buildings, leave space between the mulch and the building. If a mulch fire occurs, the space can keep the fire from damaging the building.  Protect your home and property by taking these precautions if you use mulch in your landscaping projects

After the Fire

May 22, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Waterloo Street .  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on May 23, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.  INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS – IT’S THE LAW.

After the Fire

May 22, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Richmond Street .  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on May 22, 2015 between 6:30 till 7:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.  INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS – IT’S THE LAW.

After the Fire

May 21, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Grey Street and Calgary Street North.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on May 21, 2015 between 6:30 till 7:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to encourage smokers to smoke outside. Do not extinguish cigarettes in plant pots, which often contain a mixture of peat moss, shredded wood and bark that can easily ignite.  Use large, deep ashtrays that can’t be knocked over.  Empty ashes into a metal container – not the garbage can and put it outside.

After the Fire

May 20, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Sterling Street delivering fire safety information.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on May 20, 2015 between 6:30 till 7:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.  INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS – IT’S THE LAW.

After the Fire

May 19, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Queens Avenue delivering fire safety information.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on May 19, 2015 between 6:30 till 7:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The London Fire Department reminds all Londoners the importance of developing and practising a home fire escape plan.  In case of a fire, everyone must know where to go and what to do.  Make sure that everyone knows two ways out of each room, if possible.  Choose a meeting place outside, such as a tree or a lamp post, where everyone can be accounted for.”

After the Fire

May 12, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Frontenac Road delivering fire safety information.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on May 12, 2015 between 6:30 till 7:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The London Fire Department reminds all Londoners the importance of developing and practising a home fire escape plan.  In case of a fire, everyone must know where to go and what to do.  Make sure that everyone knows two ways out of each room, if possible.  Choose a meeting place outside, such as a tree or a lamp post, where everyone can be accounted for.”

Fire Department Recommends Public Fireworks Displays

May 11, 2015 - Given the risk of burn injuries that could result from the improper use of fireworks, the London Fire Department suggests that people attend public displays this holiday weekend.  Public events require licensing and for qualified technicians to set off the fireworks displays.

After the Fire

May 5, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of St. Andrew Street delivering fire safety information.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on May 5, 2015 between 6:30 till 7:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.  INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS – IT’S THE LAW.

After the Fire

May 5, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of North Wenige Drive delivering fire safety information.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on May 5, 2015 between 6:30 till 7:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to remember to keep combustibles such as cooking utensils, dishcloths, paper towels and pot holders a safe distance from the stove. Keep children away from the stove.  Make sure electrical cords are not dangling from countertops, where they could be pulled over by small children.

After the Fire

April 29, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Dundalk Drive delivering fire safety information.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on April 29, 2015 between 6:30 till 7:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to avoid overloading an electrical circuit with “octopus outlets”.  If additional outlets or circuits are required, have them installed by a licensed electrician.

After the Fire

April 27, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Mornington Ave due to an overnight fire.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on April 28, 2015 between 6:30 till 7:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to encourage smokers to smoke outside.  Do not extinguish cigarettes in plant pots, which often contain a mixture of peat moss, shredded wood and bark that can easily ignite.  Never smoke in bed and use large, deep ashtrays that can’t be knocked over.

After the Fire

April 24, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Chalmers Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residence in this area on April 25, 2015 between 1:30 till 3:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that “Cooking is the number one cause of residential fires in Ontario.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  Stay in the kitchen when cooking.  Keep a proper-fitting pot lid near the stove when cooking.  If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove.  Do not move the pan and call 911.”

After the Fire

April 22, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Huron Street and Adelaide Street North.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on April 25, 2015 between 2:30 till 4:00pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to install carbon monoxide alarms.  Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless gas that can be fatal.  Installing a CO alarm in the home will alert occupants to the presence of this deadly gas.  Alarms should be installed adjacent to sleeping areas.

Expanded recall: Lenovo recalls Battery Packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers

April 21, 2015 - The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.  The recalled products were sold from February 2010 to June 2012 at various retailers and online in Canada and the United States.

After the Fire

April 16, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Windermere Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on April 18, 2015 between 1:00 till 3:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to check electrical cords for damage such as fraying or nicks.  A damaged cord can expose wires and result in a potential shock or fire hazard.

Grace Period Ending Soon for Installation of Residential Carbon Monoxide alarms

April 9, 2015 - In single family homes and multi-family homes with no more than six separate units, the law will now be enforced starting April 15, 2015. All homes with fuel burning appliances or an attached garage must have alarms located adjacent to any sleeping area. When the law was finalized last October, it allowed for a reasonable amount of time to comply. Buildings with more than 6 dwelling units have until next October to install alarms in service rooms and suites connected to service rooms or underground parking garages.

After the Fire

April 8, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of King Edward Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on April 12, 2015 between 3:30 till 4:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that “Cooking is the number one cause of residential fires in Ontario.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  Stay in the kitchen when cooking.  Keep a proper-fitting pot lid near the stove when cooking.  If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove.  Do not move the pan and call 911.”

After the Fire

April 8, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Ferndale Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on April 11, 2015 between 3:30 till 4:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that “Cooking is the number one cause of residential fires in Ontario.  Don’t leave your cooking unattended.  Stay in the kitchen when cooking.  Keep a proper-fitting pot lid near the stove when cooking.  If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot and turn off the stove.  Do not move the pan and call 911.”.

After the Fire

April 7, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Dormer Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on April 11, 2015 between 3:30 till 4:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  “Every year in Ontario, children are injured or die in fires they start themselves.  Keep all matches and lighters out of the side and reach of children.  Teach young children not to touch matches and lighters.  They should tell an adult if the find them.  Teach older children that if they find matches or lighters, they should take them to an adult.  If parents suspect their child is involved in inappropriate fireplay, they can call the London Fire Department for information and assistance.”

After the Fire

March 25, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Frontenac Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 28, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you "Cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Stay in the kitchen when cooking".

After the Fire

March 13, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Adelaide Street South.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 14, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you "Cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Stay in the kitchen when cooking – especially if just oil or high temperatures".

After the Fire

March 11, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Aldersbrook Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 14, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents. The Fire Department would like to remind you to install smoke alarms on every storey and outside sleeping areas in your home.  Test smoke alarms every month and replace the batteries at least once per year.

After the Fire

March 11, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Gladstone Ave and Oxford St E.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on March 14, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.

RECALL: System Sensor Recalls Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

March 11, 2015 - This recall involves System Sensor i4 series combination carbon monoxide/smoke detector models COSMO-2W and COSMO-4W manufactured between 9/3/14 and 9/13/14. The detectors are round, white, and measure about 5.5 inches in diameter. Recalled units have date codes 4091 or 4092 printed on the lower left-hand corner of the label affixed to the back of the product and on the packaging.

After the Fire

March 5, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Bonaventure Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 7, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to develop and practise a home fire escape plan.  Choose a meeting place outside, such as a tree or a lamp post, where everyone can be accounted for.

After the Fire

March 4, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Ontario Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 7, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.  Test your smoke alarms once a month and replace the batteries every year.

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

March 4, 2015 - Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 8th. The London Fire Department reminds you to replace the old batteries in your smoke alarms when you change your clocks one hour forward.

Rash of Cooking Fires in London

March 4, 2015 - Despite stepped-up educational efforts and programs aimed at eliminating cooking related fires, February’s rash of 7 is cause for alarm. There was only one cooking fire in all of January but the London Fire Department has already responded to one stovetop fire this early in March.

After the Fire

March 3, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Egerton Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 7, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to “Watch what you Heat” and to never leave cooking unattended.

After the Fire

March 2, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Adelaide Street North and Ontario Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on March 7, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After the Fire Program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.  Test your smoke alarms once a month and replace the batteries every year.

After the Fire

February 27, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Mornington Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on March 1, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you "in the hands of children, matches and lighters can be deadly.  Keep all matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children.  Keep all fire starting materials out of the reach and sight of children.  If parents suspect that their child are in involved in inappropriate fire play, they can call the London Fire Department for information and assistance".

After the Fire

February 25, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Banbury Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on February 28, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you "in the hands of children, matches and lighters can be deadly.  Keep all matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children.  If you smoke, have only one lighter of book of matches and keep it with you at all times.  If parents suspect that their child are in involved in inappropriate fire play, they can call the London Fire Department for information and assistance".

After the Fire

February 23, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Belfield Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on February 28, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you "Cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Stay in the kitchen when cooking – especially if just oil or high temperatures".

After the Fire

February 20, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Chippewa Drive, Kipps Lane and Aponi Place.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on February 21, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you that cooking left unattended is the most common type of cooking fire.  Watch what you heat!

Kidde Recalls Plastic Valve Disposable Fire Extinguishers

February 18, 2015 -  Kidde Recalls Plastic Valve Disposable Fire Extinguishers Due to Potential Failure to Fully Discharge.  The affected fire extinguishers are white or red in color and are either ABC or BC-rated.  The Kidde or Garrison logo and serial number are located on the nameplate.

LFD Urges Residents to Dig Out Buried Hydrants, Clear Vents

February 5, 2015 - With the recent blowing and drifting snow in the city, many fire hydrants have disappeared from view.  Because every second counts in a fire emergency, a hydrant that is not visible and needs to be found, then dug out by responding crews, could have serious consequences.

After the Fire

January 30, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Estelle Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on February 1, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to “Never Leave Cooking Unattended”.

After the Fire

January 19, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Grenfell Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on January 24, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to “Never Leave Cooking Unattended”.

After the Fire

January 16, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Millbank Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on January 17, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The Fire Department would like to remind you to  have your heating system examined annually by a qualified service technician.  Protect your family against fire and deadly carbon monoxide.

Temperatures Plunge – Carbon Monoxide Call Volumes Soar

January 15, 2015 - In the past week, the London Fire Department has responded to over 2 dozen carbon monoxide related calls as a deep freeze hangs over the city. In many cases, carbon monoxide has been found inside of homes.  A number of causes have been found, from broken or malfunctioning heating equipment, vents blocked by snow and ice, to people warming up their vehicles inside a garage or adjacent to a basement window.

After the Fire

January 15, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Gladstone Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on January 17, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.  The London Fire Department would like to remind you to dispose of smoking materials in a safe manner.  Encourage smokers to smoke outside.  Never smoke in bed.  Use large, deep ashtrays that can’t be knocked over.  Empty ashes into a metal container-not the garbage can-and put it outside.

After the Fire

January 14, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Jack Nash Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on January 17, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Keurig Recalls MINI Plus Brewing Systems Due to Burn Hazard

January 5, 2015 - This recall involves Keurig® MINI Plus Brewing System with model number K10 (previously identified as model number B31). Recalled brewers have an identification number starting with “31” followed by a range of numbers printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer.

After the Fire

January 2, 2015 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Andover Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on January 3, 2015 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

London Fire Department Recognized for Community Education and Safety

December 19, 2014 - London Fire Department recognized as an inaugural winner of the First Alert/ BRK Highest Volume Fire Department Award for outstanding support in community education and safety.

Several Charges Laid in Wake of London Fatal Fire

December 19, 2014 - Based on an inspection carried out prior to the fire and an inspection initiated immediately after the fire, a total of 11 charges against the owner, 9 charges against the director and 6 charges against the operator have been filed with the Ontario Court of Justice and served to the parties named in the charges.

London Fire Department with Partner Environics Analytics Wins Prestigious Canadian Marketing Association Award

December 18, 2014 - London Fire Department with Partner Environics Analytics Wins Prestigious Canadian Marketing Association Award - The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has honoured the London Fire Department (LFD) and its analytics partner Environics Analytics (EA) with a prestigious national award for a data-based marketing campaign, “Fighting Fires with Marketing Analytics.” The LFD received a bronze award in the category of Direct Engagement/Not for Profits at the 44th annual CMA Awards ceremony held December 5th in Toronto.

After the Fire

December 17, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Giles Street and Bobbybrook Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on December 20, 2014 between 1:30 till 2:30pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Recalls UBERHAUS wall-mounted convection heaters

December 3, 2014 - RONA Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall on UBERHAUS 2000 W wall-mounted convection heaters with model number ECH104-2000 or product number 681205103, and UBERHAUS ECH104-B-2000 wall-mounted convection heater with integrated thermostat with product number 68125111.

Daikin Recalls Air Purifiers Due to Fire Hazard

December 3, 2014 - This recall involves Daikin brand streamer portable air purifiers with model number MC75KSU. The air purifiers are portable and are designed to remove dust, particles and allergens from indoor air in the home or office.

After the Fire

December 3, 2014 - As a result of a cooking related fire on Euclid Avenue, the London Fire Department is visiting homes in the area to deliver public information related to cooking safety on December 6, 2014 between 1:00pm till 2:00pm. The London Fire Department reminds residents to ensure they watch their pot when cooking and if your pot does catch fire…Put a Lid on it!

After the Fire

December 3, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of WIlliam Street and Riverside Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on December 6, 2014 between 1:00 till 2:00pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

December 3, 2014 - With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, your risk of having a fire can increase dramatically. Take part in the "12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety" and make the Fire Marshal’s holiday wish come true for the most fire-safe December ever in Ontario. Follow these 12 Tips to help keep your family safe. 

After the Fire

November 21, 2014 - As a result of a cooking related fire on Adelaide Street North,  the London Fire Department is visiting homes in the area to deliver public information related to cooking safety. The London Fire Department reminds residents to ensure they watch their pot when cooking.  Fire crews will be visiting residences on November 23, 2014 between 1:00 till 2:00pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

November 19, 2014 - As a result of a cooking related fire on King Edward Avenue,  the London Fire Department is visiting homes in the area to deliver public information related to cooking safety. The London Fire Department reminds residents to ensure they watch their pot when cooking.  Fire crews will be visiting residences between 1:00 till 2:00pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

November 18, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Hamilton Road and Margaret Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on November 22, 2014 between 1:00 till 2:00pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

November 6, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Oxford Street East and Bobbybrook Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on November 7, 2014 between 7:00 till 8:00pm, to conduct an  After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Fire Department Posts “Order to Close” on Unsafe Building

November 5, 2014 - Late this afternoon, the London Fire Department received approval from the Ontario Fire Marshall to post an “Order To Close” on 1451 Oxford Street East, a building damaged by fire on Monday of this week. Under the provincial “Fire Protection and Prevention Act”, access to the building has been sharply restricted until a number of Fire Code violations are remedied to achieve compliance.

First Annual “Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week”

October 31, 2014 - With carbon monoxide alarms now mandatory in most homes, the province and local fire departments are ramping up their efforts to educate the public with an awareness event starting November 1st.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Now Mandatory in Most Ontario Homes

October 20, 2014 - As of this week, the finishing touches have been put on the implementation of a law requiring Carbon Monoxide alarms in all homes which include any fuel burning appliances (for example, natural gas furnaces, gas or wood fireplaces or stoves).  Frequently Asked Questions regarding Carbon Monoxide alarms.

Keeping Ontarians Safe from Carbon Monoxide

October 20, 2014 - Ontario is taking another step to keep families and homes in Ontario safe by making carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in all residential homes.  The new regulation, which comes into effect October 15, updates Ontario's Fire Code following the passage of Bill 77 last year.

After the Fire

October 17, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Simcoe Street and Riverside Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on October 17, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Careless Cooking Continues to be the Greatest Fire Risk in London

October 17, 2014 - London Fire Department crews responded to 2 kitchen fires, late yesterday afternoon and early this morning, causing burns to 2 individuals.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Now Mandatory in Most Ontario Homes

October 16, 2014 - As of this week, the finishing touches have been put on the implementation of a
law requiring Carbon Monoxide alarms in all homes which include any fuel burning appliances (for example, natural gas furnaces, gas or wood fireplaces or stoves).

After the Fire

October 7, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Spiritwood Court.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on October 7, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

2014 Fire Prevention Week Activities

October 3, 2014 - It's Fire Prevention Week help us sound the alarm that working smoke alarms save lives.  Did you know that many people don’t test their smoke alarms as often as they should? When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out.  Please see our list of activities and locations.

Fire Prevention Week Activities Launch with Dramatic Display

October 3, 2014 - It would be difficult to watch a real life firefighter search and rescue operation because of thick smoke and searing heat.  So for the beginning of Fire Prevention Week in London, fire crews will simulate the challenges they face inside burning buildings by creatively using a local school’s playground equipment.

LFD Seeks Public's Help

October 2, 2014 - After several years of decline in the number of residential house fires, noting that 2013 was a record low, the London Fire Department is predicting a slight rise in 2014. Preventing fires starts with Londoners. The Fire Department NEEDS YOUR HELP to prevent fires before they start.

RECALL - Kidde Products

September 24, 2014 - Kidde Recalls Residential Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms.  This recall involves Kidde branded AC/DC powered residential smoke alarms and combination smoke/CO alarms, models KN-COSM-IBACA, i12010S-CO-CA and i12010S-CA.

After the Fire

September 23, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Butler Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on September 24, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

September 10, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Beechbank Crescent and Stephen Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on September 10, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Grand Opening of Station 7

September 4, 2014 - London Mayor Joni Baechler and Fire Chief John Kobarda cordially invite you to attend the Grand Opening of the London Fire Department Station 7 on Friday September 12, 2014.

After the Fire

September 3, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Summit Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on September 4, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

September 3, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Cuthbert Circle.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on September 3, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

August 20, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Riverbend Rd.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in this area on August 20, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Deputy Fire Chief Urges Residents to Install Smoke Alarms and Practice Home Fire Escape Plans

August 20, 2014 - In the wake of a fatal fire in Ottawa on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, the London Fire Department wants to remind the public that once you have escaped from a burning building you should not re-enter for any reason.

After the Fire

August 19, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Grey St and Jalna Blvd.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on August 19, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Fatal Fire Investigation Findings

August 14, 2014 - The investigation into the tragic fire in Sharon, in March 2013 that claimed the lives of four family members has concluded. The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) released information on the origin, cause and circumstances of this devastating fire.

After the Fire

August 14, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Egerton Street and Adelaide Street North.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on August 14, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Caring Community Comes Together for Fire Survivor

August 13, 2014 - A number of community volunteers are planning an aid and awareness public event to support relief efforts for 24 year-old fire survivor Nkinyam Ngoh. A barbeque lunch is planned for Saturday, August 16 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Oxbury Centre (shopping plaza) located at the corner of Oxford Street and Highbury Avenue. 

After the Fire

August 12, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Proudfoot Lane and Hamilton Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these area on August 12, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

London Shows Leadership In Encouraging Female Firefighters

July 21, 2014 - Twenty young women from London and the surrounding area have been selected from 49 applicants to take part in a week long program designed to educate them and hopefully prepare them to pursue a career in the Fire Service.

Amendment to the Fireworks Bylaw

June 24, 2014 - Please be advised that Council approved an amendment to the Fireworks Bylaw.  The amendment comes into effect for this Canada Day celebration. 

After the Fire

June 23, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Crimson Cres.  Fire crews will be visiting residence in this area on June 24, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

June 23, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Edmonton Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residence in this area on June 23, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

June 9, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Boullee Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residence in this area on June 9, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

June 4, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Elgin Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residence in this area on June 4, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Union Gas Supports Fire Safety Programs In London

June 2, 2014 - Union Gas has generously awarded the London Fire Department $2,000 to help with stepped up public education efforts in the community.

13th Annual YMCA Children's Safety Village Birthday Party

May 29, 2014 - This year's event will take place on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm.  Come down to the Children's Safety Village for cake, face painting, BBQ and many more activities.

After the Fire

May 26, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of The Ridgeway and King Edward Avenue.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on May 26, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

May 22, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Glenroy Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on May 22, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

May 20, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Dundas St. and Riverside Dr.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on May 21, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

May 20, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Tecumseh Ave and Elmwood Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on May 20, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Fire Department Recommends Public Fireworks Displays

May 14, 2014 - The improper use of fireworks can possibly result in burn injuries or cause fires, so the London Fire Department strongly suggests that people attend public displays this holiday weekend. Public events require licensing and for qualified technicians to set off the fireworks displays.

Home Safety Inspection Program

May 12, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be commencing their Home Safety Inspection Program starting today,  May 12, 2014.  Each of the fire suppression crews will be canvassing homes throughout their response districts in order to determine whether every home has a working smoke alarm on each story and outside all sleeping areas of their homes.

After the Fire

May 8, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Proudfoot Lane.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on May 8, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

May 2, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Hamilton Road.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on May 2, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

April 23, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Valetta Street and Charrington Place.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on April 28, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

April 23, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Vancouver Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on April 7, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

April 7, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Proudfoot Lane, Dundas Street, Barker Street and Parliment Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in these areas on April 8, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

April 7, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wharncliffe Road S.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on April 7, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

March 29, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Forest Creek Place.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on March 24, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

March 24, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Stroud Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on March 24, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Fire Safety Display at the 12th Annual Woman’s Lifestyle Homeshow

March 21, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in attendance providing information on Fire & Life Safety. Stop by our display at the Women’s Lifestyle Show on March 22 & 23, 2014 at the London Convention Centre. Show hours are Saturday, March 22 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, March 23 10:00 am – 4:00 pm for more info see www.womenslifestyle.ca

After the Fire

March 21, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Second St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on March 22, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

March 19, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Cherryhill Blvd and Fiddlers Green Rd.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the areas on March 19, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

March 18, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Talbot St and Broughdale Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the areas on March 18, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

March 17, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Rathgar St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on March 17, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

March 14, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Rectory St and Sterling St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the areas on March 14, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

March 11, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the areas of Forbes St., Grosvenor St. and Glenora Dr.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the areas on March 11, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Fire Department Warns Of Winter Hazards

March 7, 2014 - As winter keeps its grip on London and March Break approaches, there are many potential dangers in the community.  Please be aware of the following in order to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

March 7, 2014 - Daylight savings time ends this Sunday, March 9th and the London Fire Department reminds you to replace the old batteries in your smoke alarms when you change your clocks.

After the Fire

March 7, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Dundas St and William St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on March 7, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

February 28, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Empire St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on February 28, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

February 7, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Whisperwood Cres.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on February 8, 2014 between 1:00 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

February 6, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Holborne Ave.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on February 8, 2014 between 1:00 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

February 4, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of St. George St.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on February 8, 2014 between 1:00 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Deputy London Fire Chief to become Deputy Fire Marshal for Ontario

January 30, 2014 - London Fire Department Deputy Chief Jim Jessop has been appointed Ontario’s Director, Field and Advisory Services and Deputy Fire Marshal effective March 3, 2014.

After the Fire

January 30, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Scenic Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on February 1, 2014 between 1:00 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

January 30, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Scenic Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on February 1, 2014 between 1:00 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

January 23, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Scenic Drive.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on January 27, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

January 22, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Brookside Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on February 1, 2014 between 1:00 till 2:30pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

January 22, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Staffordshire Place.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on January 27, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Arena Fire

January 21, 2014 - London Sports Park Fire “Nipped in the Bud” - Fire crews encountered
light smoke conditions throughout the 2 story arena complex at 99 Brookside Street.  Fortunately, there were only a handful of people in the building when the fire grew and everyone got safely outside.

After the Fire

January 20, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Redwood Lane.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on January 20, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

January 20, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Jacqueline Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on January 20, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents on careless smoking.

After the Fire

January 14, 2014 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Wonderland Rd N.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on January 14, 2014 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Dangers of Blocked Exhaust Vents

January 14, 2014 - Fire crews responded to an early morning incident which could have had serious consequences.  With the recent blowing and drifting snow in the city, and more of the same on the way, there is a possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning because of blocked vents for furnaces, gas fireplaces, hot water heaters and other fuel burning appliances.

After the Fire

December 20, 2013 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Carey Crescent.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on December 20, 2013 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

December 19, 2013 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Westlake Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on December 19, 2013 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety

December 21, 2013 - Day 12 - There's more to responsible drinking than taking a cab home.  With all the festive cheer this time of year, keep a close eye on anyone attempting to cook or smoke while under the influence of alcohol.  Alcohol is all too often a common factor in many fatal fires.

December 20, 2013 - Day 11 - Encourage smokers to smoke outside.  Careless smoking is the leading cause of fatal fires.  If you do allow smoking indoors use large, deep ashtrays that can't be knocked over and make sure cigarette butts are properly extinguished.

December 19, 2013 - Day 10 - Watch what you heat!  The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, which means it's easy to het distracted from what we are doing.  Cooking fires most commonly occur when cooking is left unattended.  Always stay in the kitchen when cooking - especially if using oil or high temperatures.  If a pot catches fire, carefully slide a tight fitting lid over the pot to smother the flames and then turn off the heat.

December 18, 2013 - Day 9 - Keep matches and lighters out of the sight and reach of children.  People often keep matches and lighters handy to light holiday candles.  But matches and lighters can be deadly in the hands of children.  If you smoke, have only one lighter or book of matches and keep them with you at all times.

December 17, 2013 - Day 8 - When you go out, blow out!  Candles can set the perfect mood for a holiday celebration, but remember to always blow out candles before leaving the room or going to bed.  Keep lit candles safely away from children and pets and anything that can burn, such as curtains, upholstery, or holiday decorations.

December 16, 2013 - Day 7 - Give space heaters space.  If you are using space heaters to help take the chill off, remember to keep them at least one metre (3 feet) away from anything than can burn such as curtains, upholstery, or holiday decorations.

December 15, 2013 - Day 6 - Use extension cords wisely.  People often use extension cords for that extra set of lights.  Extension cords should be used only as a temporary connection.  Make sure cords never go under rugs as this can cause damage to the cord and cause a fire.

December 14, 2013 - Day 5 - Make sure everyone knows how to get out safely if a fire occurs.  Develop and practise a home escape plan with everyone in your home.  Make sure someone helps young children, older adults or anyone else that may need assistance to evacuate.  Once outside, stay outside and call 911 from a cell phone or neighbour's house.

December 13, 2013 - Day 4 - Make sure you have working carbon monoxide alarms.  Remember, they wear out, so replace them every 7-10 years depending on the manufacturer.  Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless gas that can quickly kill you.  Installing CSA-approved carbon monoxide alarms in your home will warn you of the presence of this deadly gas.

December 12, 2013 - Day 3 - Make sure you have working smoke alarms.  Remember, they wear out, so replace them every 10 years. With family and friends spending extra time at your home over the holidays, you'll want everyone to be safe.  It's the law to have one working smoke alarm on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas.

December 11, 2013 - Day 2 - Check all sets of lights before decorating - Before you put those lights on the tree or around the front window check the cords closely.  Discard any sets that are frayed or damaged.

December 10, 2013 - Day 1 - Water Fresh Tress Daily - It's time to trim the tree for the festive season.  If you're using a real tree, buy a fresh tree and keep the base of the trunk in water at all times.  Keep your tree away from any ignition source such as the fire place, heaters or candles.

LFD Urges Residents to Dig Out Fire Hydrants and To Keep Outdoor Vents Free and Clear of Snow

November 29, 2013 - Residents are asked to help keep the city safe by clearing out snow around hydrants on or near their property.  With heavy snowfall is that of blocked vents for furnaces, gas fireplaces, hot water heaters and other fuel burning appliances.  This can cause a build-up of carbon monoxide gas inside the home.

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

November 1, 2013 - Daylight savings time ends this Sunday, November 3rd and the London Fire Department reminds you to replace the old batteries in your smoke alarms when you change your clocks.

Smoke Alarm Blitz

November 1, 2013 - This Saturday, November 2nd, from 10 AM until 1 PM, the London Fire Department will be conducting a smoke alarm blitz in partnership with the London Homebuilders Association.  Equipped with new smoke alarms provided by the Homebuilders, crews and volunteers will be going door to door in the Cleardale area, including Ferndale Ave and Dundalk Drive.  In homes without any working smoke alarms, a battery or smoke alarm will be provided or installed.  The resident will not be charged for the purposes of this event, but the fire department will follow-up if there is evidence of a landlord neglecting to provide working smoke alarms in a rental property. The law states that all Ontario homes be equipped with a working smoke alarm on every storey and one near every sleeping area.

Breakfast with the Firefighters

October 24, 2013 - As part of Fire Prevention Week, grade one and two students from selected London schools competed by drawing posters telling a story about how to “Prevent Kitchen Fires”, this year’s fire prevention theme.  Emphasis was placed on kitchen safety, home fire drills and having at least one smoke alarm on every level of the home and near every sleeping area.

After the Fire

October 22, 2013 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Cartwright Street.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on October 22, 2013 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

October 10, 2013 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Commissioners Rd W.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on October 10, 2013 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire

October 3, 2013 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Adelaide St N.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on October 3, 2013 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an After The Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness

October 3, 2013 - Union Gas has awarded the London Fire Department $2,000 to help in the effort to raise public awareness about the dangers of CO Grant - Union Gas and the need for working CO detectors in the home.  The grant will be used to purchase detectors that will be distributed in the community.

Fire Prevention News Release

October 3, 2013 - Fire Prevention week will kick off in London at Tweedsmuir Public School, where Deputy Fire Chief Jim Jessop and public education staff will focus on cooking fires.  The theme of Fire Prevention Week this year is FPW 2013 - News Release.

Fire Prevention Week

October 2, 2013 - Fire Prevention Week runs from October 5 -12, 2013.  There will be outdoor Fire Truck displays, Fire Prevention Week 2013 schedule with materials for the public of all ages including children.  This event is a province wide event sponsored by the Fire Marshal Public Safety Council.

Hydrocarbon Refrigerants

October 1, 2013 - The Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) has been made aware of a new “Do It Yourself” (DIY) hydrocarbon refrigerant air conditioning system recharging kit that is currently being sold in Canada. Similar products may become available for purchase in the future.

Faulty Air to Heat Exchangers

September 18, 2013 - In light of a recent major house fire, The London Fire Department is advising
the public to be aware of an important Faulty Air to Heat Exchangers. The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), an Ontario public watchdog, has publicized a voluntary recall of Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV’s) by the manufacturer, Nutech R. Holdings Inc.

After the Fire Program

April 23, 2013 - The London Fire Department will be in the area of Country Club Place conducting an After the Fire program, providing general fire safety information after a fire that occurred in that neighbourhood on April 22, 2013.

After the Fire Program

March 25, 2013 - The London Fire Department will be in the Grey Street area conducting an After the Fire program, providing general fire safety information after a fire that occurred in that neighbourhood on March 23, 2013.

A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

March 22, 2013 - The London Ontario Fire Department is getting its messages out with new and effective graphic messages on the department’s newest frontline fire vehicles. In effect the large vehicles have become rolling billboards, reminding citizens about the importance of working smoke alarms and the dangers of unattended cooking and careless smoking.

After the Fire Program

March 22, 2013 - The London Fire Department will be in the Elizabeth Street area conducting an After the Fire program focusing on smoking safety that occurred in that neighbourhood on March 21, 2013.

Firefighter recognized by Canadian Red Cross for life-saving efforts

March 18, 2013 - Today, Mon. March 18, 2013, the Canadian Red Cross recognized the heroic efforts of London firefighter Allison Vickerd by awarding her with their 'Rescuer Award'. This award acknowledges the efforts of non-professional rescuers and off-duty first responders, who go out of their way to save a life, prevent further injury and provide comfort to the injured.

Change your Clock, Change your Smoke Alarm Batteries

March 8, 2013 - Daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 10th and the London Fire Department is recommending Londoners to replace the old batteries in their smoke alarms when they change their clocks this weekend.

After the Fire Program

February 13, 2013 - The London Fire Department recently responded to a fire in the Cornerbrook Avenue area.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on February 13, 2013 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an  After the Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

After the Fire Program

January 30, 2013 - The London Fire Department recently responded to a fire in the Poppy Court area.  Fire crews will be visiting residences in the area on January 30, 2013 between 6:30 till 8:00pm, to conduct an  After the Fire program to provide fire safety information to residents.

Buckle Up Baby Car Seat Clinics

January 30, 2013 - The London Fire Department is no longer participating in this program.  For information on when Car Seat Clinics are held please go the www.buckleupbaby.ca to book an appointment or please call 519-666-3227.

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