Council minutes of September 25, 1843:   "[...] Whereas the necessity of procuring a new Engine in the place of No.3 disposed of, is … [read more...]

1854 Piano Box Engine "Alma"                      • Known as "Engine… [read more...]

No. 1 "Victoria" Steam Fire Engine           • First Steam Fire Engine in Canada     &nb… [read more...]

No. 2 "Albert" Steam Fire Engine           • Amoskeag Serial No 37           &… [read more...]

The Halifax Fire Historical Society (HFHS) was created in order to retrace some of the lost or little known Halifax Fire Department history, through … [read more...]

No. 3 "Chebucto" Steam Fire Engine   Purchased in 1874 from Cole Bros in Pawtucket, Rhode Island In service until 1912 when… [read more...]

1879 Hose Carriage "Alert"             • Used as hose supply for the 1861 steamer Victoria … [read more...]

Resolved that the board of Fire Wards be instructed to purchase a suitable ladder cart for the Axe Fire Company the cost of which shall not exceed $3… [read more...]

The chemical engines were essentially 30 gallon soda-acid extinguishers on wheels.  2 1/2 pounds of bicarbonate of soda was dissolved into 30 ga… [read more...]

1894 Chemical and Ladder Combination • Manufactured by Babcock Manufacturing Co.   The chemical engines were essentially 30 gallon… [read more...]

1896 Shand And Mason Steamer "Battenburg/Devonshire" • 350 Imperial gallon steam fire engine built by Shand and Mason in 1896 for t… [read more...]

1906 Waterous Steamer "King Edward" • Purchased at a cost of $5500 • Intially house at Central Fire House [read more...]

1909 Horton 80' Aerial • The following research was done by friend of the Halifax Fire Historical Society, Pete Ziobrowski, our go-to for… [read more...]

Registration Number:  249 Sales Order:  45624 Shipped: 6/2/1913   Tender Accepted:  … [read more...]

"Cornwallis" 1917 American LaFrance Pumper   Toronto, Ont., November 28, 1917. Mr. L. Fred. Monaghan, City Clerk, Hal… [read more...]

June 5th 1917, from Board of Control Minutes: It was decided to allow selection of a car for the Chief of the Fire Department to rest with Hi… [read more...]

On April 18, 1918, the Board of Control minutes state that: "On recommendation of Controller Hines, it is decided to call the new Motor Fire Eng… [read more...]

June 6th 1918 from Board of Control Minutes: Tenders are received and opened for a motor car for the Chief of the Fire Department.   … [read more...]

Built for the City of Toronto as an ice-breaking fire tug in 1929 by Collingwood Dry Dock, Shipbuilding and Foundry Company in Colling… [read more...]