On Sunday, May 30th, 2021 at 2 p.m. the London Fire Department’s Honor Guard hosted a Memorial Event at the A.R. Dyche Memorial Park off Main Street. The event was focused on honoring previous London Fire Chiefs who have passed. 

“Those being honored have made a big impact on the fire department and the City of London,” said Chief Carl Hacker.

Those being honored include Russell Dyche (1922-1941), Harold DeMarcus (1941-1945), A.W. “Gus” Rawlings (1945-1950), Vince Parman (1950-1953), Gilmore Phelps (1953-1989), and Ernest L. Clark, Sr. (1994-2004).

A reception followed the event at the London Fire Department’s Station 1.