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RIP KEVIN JAMES
December 28, 1965 - Friday, July 25, 2014
 

James- Kevin of St. Thomas passed away peacefully after a valiant fight with cancer at home on Friday, July 25, 2014 in his 49th year. Loved husband of Caitlin (Traviss) James and loving father of Nicole, Cynthia, Joseph, Jennifer, Michael, Angela, Benjamin, Geoffrey and Jeremy. Loved son of Francis and Maryke (Antuma) James. Dear brother of Yvonne Noordam (Walter), George James (Harlene), Allan James (Theresa) and Norma Jean Leegstra (Melvin). Dear son-in-law of Sherrie  Traviss and David Traviss (Lia). Kevin was born December 28, 1965 in Wallaceburg. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Southwold Fire Department and also was a security guard at London Health Science Centre. He was a member of Forest City Community Church. 


 


NEWS


Southwold Township Fire Department
EMERGENCY RESPONSE SUMMARY 2005 - 2009
YEAR
# OF ALARMS
2005
78
2006
104
2007
125
2008
113
2009
97
2010
86
2010 Responses

Fire

14

No loss outdoor fire

5

Open air burning/unauthorized controlled burning (no uncontrolled fire)

9

Authorized controlled burning - complaint

1

CO false alarm - equipment malfunction
(no CO present)

11

Alarm System Equipment - Malfunction

2

Alarm System Equipment - Accidental activation
(exc. code 35)

1

Human - Perceived Emergency

1

Burns

1

Other Medical/Resuscitator Call

1

CPR administered

1

Call cancelled on route

6

Incident not found

1

Overheat
(no fire, e.g. engines, mechanical devices)

2

Other Cooking/toasting/smoke/steam (no fire)

3

Power Lines Down, Arcing

1

CO incident, CO present (exc false alarms)

2

Vehicle Extrication

1

Vehicle Collision

23

2010 Year Totals:

86

 


Develop a home fire escape plan today…
It could save your life tonight!

If a fire occurred in your home tonight, would your family get out safely? Everyone must know what to do and where to go when the smoke alarm sounds. Take a few minutes with everyone in your household to make a home fire escape plan. (click here to download the plan)



Is Your Home Safe from Fire?

The answer may surprise you. Fire hazards may be lurking in your home where you least expect them. Take a few minutes to inspect your home for fire hazards. As you go from room to room, use this document to circle your responses to the questions asked. (download)



Smoke Alarms

From the Southwold Fire Department.
Install smoke alarms, it's the law!! (more information)


Green Light
Green Flashing Lights

On December 9, 1994 legislation was enacted through an amendment to the Highway Traffic Act, 1990 (HTA, 1990) that allows firefighters to display a flashing green light on their personal vehicle when responding to emergencies.  The use of flashing green lights on vehicles is restricted to the Ontario Fire Service.

The purpose of flashing green lights is to help other drivers recognize a firefighter en-route to an emergency and be courteous and yield the right-of-way.  Firefighters using the flashing green light do not have any special privileges and cannot break any traffic laws.

The motoring public is asked to recognize that firefighters displaying flashing green lights are responding to an emergency and it would be appreciated if you could yield the right of way in order to speed their response.

Volunteer firefighters are serving their local community... and who knows they may be responding to assist one of your neighbours or even your family.

THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION!