Historical Events

1801 The Sun Fire Company • The Sun Fire Company was founded on Friday, February 13, 1801. • More information can be found here. [read more...]

The Fire Service Expansion (1806-1819)   • Citizens at large were always very much a part of every fire, but this period was characte… [read more...]

The Heart and Hand Fire-Company (1810-1842) • Founded on April 3, 1810 • More information can be found here. [read more...]

• Formed in 1812 • More information can be found here. [read more...]

• Starting on December 19, 1812, the quarterly meetings of the Firewards were held at the Exchange Coffee House instead of the Mason Hall. At on… [read more...]

1816 A Major Conflagration • Mr. Stark's store on Sackville Street caught fire on October 9, 1816, a little before 10:00 in the evening. … [read more...]

1817 Regulating the Conduct of the Military at Fires • On January 9, 1817, as a result of the committee formed on December 20, 1816, to confe… [read more...]

As per the regulations of 1752 (still in force at the time), Firewards were empowered to give direction for pulling down or blowing up any such … [read more...]

 The St. Paul’s Church Grounds Engine House (1817-1837)   • On September 19, 1817, the U.E.C.’s secretary informed t… [read more...]

The last known fatal duel in Nova Scotia occurred on the morning of July 24, 1819; you may wonder what the connection is to the present topic, as you… [read more...]

A Changing Society (1821)   • On Monday, September 17, 1821, at around two o’clock in the morning, a fire broke out on Sackvill… [read more...]

•Samuel Cunard was born in Halifax on November 21, 1787, to Abraham Cunard and Margaret Murphy. Self-educated for the most part, Samuel trained … [read more...]

1827 Hand Pumped Fire Engine Donated to Halifax A fire engine that had been ordered in November 1826 by the Halifax Fire Insurance Company, arrive… [read more...]

On February 1, 1831, a residence known as Studley House caught fire; it had been built by Judge Alexander Croke, circa 1802, where Dalhousie Universi… [read more...]