City of London Fire Department has provided fire protection to the citizens of London since 1866.
Does the the London Fire Department building look familiar? It has since been rehabbed to become the City Of London Administration Building! The Lady Bellle Fire Engine and the work horses resided in the area now serving as the London Chambers Office.
The horses worked double duty in those days... collecting trash on off hours for the city. Old stories speak of the horses spilling trash all over the roads when they clearly heard the city bell sound alert of a fire! This lead to a quick release button for the trash wagon.
Lady Belle started her career in 1871 and retired in 1929... The engine was restored to her glory in the 1960's after citizens donated funds to her cause. She is now housed at the Madison County Historical Society.
The City of London Ohio is a great town, with rich history. The London Ohio Fire Department is proud to be a part of what makes London Ohio a great place to live.