Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum


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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...
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.
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...
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...
Niagara Fire Department - 1950 
ImagesTexts  1950,   Black and white photograph of the members of Fire Department in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1950. Framed for a wall display. BACK : E. SMITH, J. NESBITT, H. DICK, W. RICHARDSON, W. GALLOP, N. HAINES, R. CLARK, C. RICHES, F. BALL CENTER : E.J. SAUNDERS, P. STEVENS, W. SUMMERS, G. CROCKER, C. WARD,...
Dayton Pump fire extinguisher 
Objects    Old 4 gallon hand fire extinguisher produced by Dayton Pump and Manufacturing Company. Metal container with handles (painted red) with black rubber hose. Measurements for container without handles and hose: diameter: 27 cm. Height with handle: 60 cm. Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. Tested number...
Quick Aid fire guard 
Objects    Handheld, copper/brass, 5 1/2 gallon soda-acid fire extinguisher manufactured by General Fireguard Corporation and inspected by Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada. The brass plates with directions for charging the soda-acid and that it is tested for 350 lbs. are attached to the cooper...
Alert fire extinguisher 
Objects    Handheld, copper/brass, soda-acid fire extinguisher manufactured by La France Fire Engine & Foamite Ltd. The brass plates with directions for charging the soda-acid and that it is tested for 350 lbs. are attached to the cooper cylinder (they are in both English and French). Measurements for tank...
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...
Shur-Spray glass fire extinguisher 
Objects    "Shur-Spray Automatic Chemical Sprinkler" glass fire extinguisher manufactured by International Fire Equipment Corporation. The glass container used to be filled with carbon tetrachloride (CTC) and had a metal trigger at the end. It has a chain for hanging as it was usually hung from the ceiling...
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....
Licence to operate an ambulance service. 
ImagesTexts  1968,   The document was issued by Ontario Health Department to Niagara Volunteer Fire Department on June 27, 1968. Full text: "Department of Health Ontario Licence to operate an ambulance service. Under the Ambulance Services Act, 1966 and the regulations, and subject to the limitations thereof, this...
Don Sherlock retiring after 46 years with Niagara Fire Department 
TextsImages  Green, Jerold, Don Sherlock retiring after 46 years with Niagara Fire Department, "Don Sherlock retiring after 46 years with Niagara Fire Department," St. Catharines Standard (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada), 17 Sep 1975  Newspaper clipping about Don Sherlock, retiring after 46 years with Niagara Fire Department.
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.
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 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 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...
Chief Noel Haines retires 
NewspapersImagesTexts  "Chief Noel Haines retires," Niagara Advance (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada), 3 Oct 1980 
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...
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum


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