As the oldest fire department in Canada, Halifax Regional Fire and Emergengy Services on May 31st 2004 held a day long celebration to commemorate their 250th year in service.
"The first official fire establishment "The Union Fire Club" was formed January 14, 1754, thus began the oldest Fire Service in Canada.
The Union Fire Club carried on until the more sophisticated Union Engine Company formed August 8, 1768. The Union Engine Company was a much larger organization and grew quickly as the community expanded.
On July 11, 1750, Halifax recorded the first fire of major proportion in Canada, which almost wiped out the entire community."
"Nova Scotia can lay claim to many firsts in Canadian firefighting:
Halifax had the first hand-propelled fire engine (two were part of the inventory on Governor Edward Cornwallis' ship);
Halifax had the first steam engine - named Victoria No. 1 in 1861;
Halifax had the first motorized pumper - 1913 American LaFrance (Patricia) badly damaged in Halifax Explosion;
Halifax had the first Fire Insurance Company; and
Upper Hammonds Plains had the first all-black Fire Department.
The Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917 was known throughout the world as the largest man-made explosion prior to the atomic bomb. During this tragic event, nine members of the Halifax Fire Department were killed including Chief Edward Condon and Deputy Chief William Brunt."
"Since January 14, 1754, the Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Service has evolved from several small community services into a complex organization, responsible for meeting the public safety needs of 359,000 residents.
Approximately 452 career uniformed men and women operate from 63 stations, strategically positioned throughout Halifax Regional Municipality."
HRM Media Room http://www.region.halifax.ns.ca/medi...ires250th.html
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06-01-2004, 08:43 PM #1
Halifax Regional Fire celebrating 250 years
06-01-2004, 11:14 PM #2
Congrads HRM On 250 Years Of Service
Do you know where One could pick up the calenders they had made???If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
06-01-2004, 11:36 PM #3
- Join Date
- Feb 2004
Congrates to HRM
Thats interesting and tragic about them having the largest man made explosion (before the atomic bomb)
Diffenetly seems like they have had alot of firsts for Canada and for the fire service in general
06-02-2004, 05:22 PM #4
HQ is selling the calenders
40 Alderney Drive, Suite 302
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
(902) 490-5530 - Headquarters - General Line
Hope this helps
06-02-2004, 10:22 PM #5
Thaddie..Are you on with HRM...
If so which Station if you don't mind my asking and do you know when the next recruitment drive will be?If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
06-02-2004, 11:46 PM #6
not as of yet, I hope to come aboard during the 2005-2006 recruitment drive. Many over the next couple of years will be retiring from the department thus I anticipate a large recruitment drive within the next few years.
06-03-2004, 06:00 PM #7
Ahhhh So Thaddie you and I are in the same boat...If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
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