Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum


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1763 Pumper 
Objects  1763,   Manually drawn fire pump with four wheels. It is made of wood and metal parts, painted red with exception for "1763" and "N.F.D." [Niagara Fire Department]. The wood wheels have wrought iron bands. "This was the first rotary type fire pumper in Niagara on the Lake. It was turned by four men and...
Bucket cart 
Objects  1800s,   Hand-drawn, wooden bucket cart with two wheels and a storage box for carrying buckets. "This cart was used in early 1800 to carry the leather buckets to the fire scene. These buckets were the backbone of the early fire brigades." N.F.D.
Water wagon 
Objects  1834,   Two-wheeled, hand drawn cart made of wood. The water was poured into a wooden tank with buckets and then two men operated a hand pump to force a stream of water on the fire. "This wagon was filled with water from wells or from the lake and carried water to the 1834 hand pumper when water was not...
1834 Pumper 
Objects  1834,   Hand-drawn and hand-operated gooseneck pumper with four wheels. Made of wood and metal, painted red. The curved ("gooseneck") shape of the water pipe (leading from the top of the wooden housing of the air chamber) allowed for easier maneuvering of the water stream. "This pump was made by James...
Ladder and hose wagon 
Objects  1850,   Handcart with 4 wheels and long storage trunk; made of wood and metal parts. This hand drawn wagon took the wooden ladders and leather hose to the fire scene. First used in 1850.
Hose reel 
Objects  1900,   Hand-drawn hose cart with two big wheels, a hose and nozzles. Wood/metal. The hose reel was pulled to the fire scene by 4 to 6 men, and the hose was unrolled from the fire to the source of water. The reel was first used in early 1900. N.F.D.
Niagara fire fighters in front of the Court House 
Images    Sepia coloured photograph of the old fire station located in the Court House. The fire fighters in full dress uniforms and helmets pose in the front of this building. In the middle there is a hose reel with a decorative cloth and flower bouquet on top. The picture frame is wooden and ornate,...
Niagara Fire Department in 1910 
ImagesTexts  1910,   Black and white photographs of Niagara Fire Department members in 1910, together with four photos of firemen and their fire fighting equipment: ladder wagon, horse-drawn carts. The last photos were taken outside the fire hall (then located in the Court House) and the post office. The fifth picture...
Men posing in front of old fire station in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 
Images    Sepia coloured photograph of two men standing on the ladder wagon in the front of the old fire station located in the Court House. The men have thick mustaches and they are wearing civilian clothes and hats. Undated but probably taken in the early 1900s. The firemen moved to their second fire...
Niagara Fire Department at the Court House. 
Images    Black and white photograph of the fire station in lower level of the Court House in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was occupied by Niagara Fire Department from 1842 till 1911 when they moved to the fire hall on Queen Street. There are three pool tables inside; the men wearing civilian clothes play...
Niagara Fire Department at the Court House. 
ImagesTexts    Black and white photograph of the fire station in lower level of the Court House in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was occupied by Niagara Fire Department from 1842 till 1911 when they moved to a new location on Queen Street. The men are wearing the leather fire helmets and regular hats are hung on the...
Fire alarm box 
Objects    Cast iron fire alarm box in red. Produced in Canada by Northern Electric Company Limited. Instruction on the box reads: "For fire: break the glass open the door pull hook down once and let go" In 1895, the Bell Telephone of Canada was required to spin off its manufacturing arm to build phones...
Niagara Hockey team 
ImagesHas Comment?    Black and white group photograph of seven members of Niagara Hockey team (many firemen among them) wearing hockey uniforms with letter "N" and skates. There are three men in civilian clothes sitting in the middle of this group. Undated but probably taken 1895-1897 (see comment below from Kevin...
100th anniversary of Niagara Fire Department 
ImagesTexts  1926,   Black and white panoramic photograph of the Niagara Fire Brigade members in full dress ceremonial uniforms: white pants, white dress shirts, white peaked hats and dark jackets with initials NFD (Niagara Fire Department). There are two rows of firemen, standing and kneeling, with a chief holding a...
FIRE OUT glass fire extinguisher 
Objects    FIRE OUT automatic fire extinguisher produced by Automatic Fireout Extinguisher Company. The bulb-shaped glass container with conical tip is filled with liquid. It is attached to mount bracket and hung on the wall and it could be easily removed in case of fire. In the 1800s, glass fire grenades...
Pyrene hand fire extinguisher 
Objects    Brass container with a hand pump and black enamel mounting bracket. It was manufactured by the Pyrene Manufacturing Company and inspected by Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada. The tank holds 1 quart and could be refilled after use through a filling plug. It is hanging on the wall but this type...
Niagara Fire Department - Queen Street station 
ImagesTexts    Black and white photograph of the fire station on Queen Street with two motorized fire trucks in front of the building : 1942 Ford and 1924 International [by the American LaFrance Fire Engine Company]. The third fire hall was built in 1910 and the fire department moved from the Court House to...
Bickle fire extinguisher 
Objects    Handheld brass fire extinguisher manufactured by Bickle-Seagrave Limited. This is soda-acid type of extinguisher and a tank contains sodium bicarbonate dissolved in water and a bottle of acid in the top. When the extinguisher is turned upside down, the sodium bicarbonate and acid reacts to release...
Bickle and Liberty dry powder fire extinguishers 
Objects    Tube-shaped fire extinguishers manufactured by Canadian companies: Wawanesa Insurance Company (to give to their clients) and Bickle-Seagrave Limited. The tin tubes contained a safe dry powder (usually sodium bicarbonate) which was thrown into the base of a fire to put it out. Diameter: 5.5 cm....
Old fire hall on Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake 
Images    Black and white photograph of the old fire station on 10 Queen Street with an ambulance (Chevrolet) in front of the building. The photo was taken from the other side of the street. The fire hall is located between two stores: Jim Connolly's store at corner King and Queen Streets (on left) and...
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum


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