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New deputy chief has zero-tolerance for fire code violations

Feb. 12, 2012, London, Ont. - Frontline firefighters in London are fuming over a the hiring of a new deputy chief — with a $130,000 price tag — who starts this month. But it’s home and business owners who’ll pay the price if they aren’t prepared for his arrival, because Jim Jessop has built his career on a zero-tolerance approach to fire-code violators. He comes with a hefty reputation for putting out fires before they start, using one key weapon: The law. The London Free Press reports.

February 12, 2013
By The London Free Press

Feb. 12, 2012, London, Ont. – Frontline firefighters in London are fuming over a the hiring of a new
deputy chief — with a $130,000 price tag — who starts this month. But
it’s home and business owners who’ll pay the price if they aren’t
prepared for his arrival, because Jim Jessop has built his career on a
zero-tolerance approach to fire-code violators. He comes with a hefty
reputation for putting out fires before they start, using one key
weapon: The law. The London Free Press reports. | READ MORE