Category: News

New Fire Chief, Lori Hamer

The London Professional Fire Fighters Association has spent the last several months in patient anticipation of who London City Council will officially appoint as the agent of change to lead our Fire Department into the future.

We are now happy to know Chief Lori Hamer has been offered and accepted this challenge.

We would like to extend our thanks to Chief Hamer for working cooperatively with this Association through the transition in her role as the acting Fire Chief, demonstrating her resolve to move forward with us toward a more positive workplace with a shared commitment to bringing our best Fire Service to this community.

Congratulations to the City of London’s new Fire Chief, Lori Hamer. We look forward to her continued support, success and strong leadership. Read more →

Cervical, ovarian, and penile cancers are now presumed to be occupational diseases, retroactive to January 1, 1960.

Cervical, ovarian, and penile cancers are now presumed to be occupational diseases, retroactive to January 1, 1960.

Today in Cambridge, President Rob Hyndman EVP Mark Train watched as Labour Minister Kevin Flynn announced additional presumptive WSIB coverage for cervical, ovarian, and penile cancers.

The addition of these cancers to the list of 14 other cancers presumed to have been caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals while at work, fighting fires means that fire fighters and their families can focus on getting the care and treatment they need instead of navigating WSIB bureaucracy. Read more →

Jerseys for Humboldt – April 12th

Jerseys for Humboldt – April 12th

Members of the London Professional Fire Fighters Association will be wearing a jersey Thursday April 12th as a sign of support for those impacted by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. The “Jerseys for Humboldt” campaign was initiated by a group of hockey moms in Langley, B.C., as a way to let the victims’ families know that there is a whole community behind them.

Our fire fighters and support staff are encouraged to take a photo of themselves in their jersey and post it on social media with the hashtag #jerseysforhumboldt #LFDSupportsHumboldt #LdnOnt. Hockey Jerseys will be worn in fire stations and in the workplace, but our fire fighters and support staff will be wearing our normal uniforms and safety equipment while on emergency calls and conducting any official Fire Department business.

Thank you to London Fire Department Management and the City of London for your support as we join our community in this fitting Canadian tribute as every day we still have 100’s of buses traveling across our country full of the brightest stars of our future attending their next away game. We not only lost hockey players in this tragic crash this week, but we also lost future teachers, first responders, engineers and endless possibilities of leaders in our community that these young men would have grown to be.

Donations are still being accepted to a GoFundMe Page, created by a Humboldt resident. Monies raised will go directly to the families affected, to assist with any expenses incurred. On Sunday night, City Hall, the J Allyn Taylor building and Walter J. Blackburn Memorial Fountain were lit with green in recognition of the tragedy. This symbol of London’s support will continue until Friday.

https://ca.gofundme.com/funds-for-humboldt-broncos Read more →

September 11, 2017 16th Anniversary 9/11 Ceremony

On September 11, 2017, We respectfully invite everyone to attend, to our 16th Anniversary 9/11 Ceremony.
 
On this day we will celebrate and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Line of Duty in London, Ontario and on 9/11.
 
Date: Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
Time: 10:00am
Doors open at 9:30am
Location: London Fire Department
Memorial Headquarters, Station #1,
400 Horton Street East Read more →

The London Professional Fire Fighters Association Ratify Contract Agreement With The Corporation of the City of London by 91%.

The London Professional Fire Fighters Association

Press Release – The London Professional Fire Fighters Association are pleased to announce that our membership has voted in favour of ratifying the Memorandum of Agreement between The London Professional Fire Fighters Association and The Corporation of the City of London by 91%. Read more →

Supporting our brothers and sisters of the London Police Association

The London Professional Fire Fighters Association continues to support our brothers and sisters of the London Police Association. We share in their frustration with respect to the inaction of City of London, Ontario – Municipal Government City Council, and like the LPA, the LPFFA also has the desire to “come to reasonable resolutions that are based on respectful, meaningful negotiations that advance the interests of all parties.” Unfortunately we wait,…7 years and counting, as the City of London instead chooses to continue to spend taxpayer’s money on a ‘third party’ Arbitration Board to make these important decisions for them…. more specifically, for YOU. Read more →