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Welland Central Fire Station Restoration Celebration coming soon

Fire destroys home in Niagara on the Lake – Powassan opens million-dollar fire hall – Cambridge OPP operating out of temporary office after fire – Cyclist, 72, dead after collision on Hwy 404 – OPP host special demonstration on emergency crash responses – Man dead after crashing ATV near Redbridge – ‘We will never forget’: 271 fallen firefighters honored at annual ceremony – Adult child of Dundas arson murder victims a suspect in their killings – Mississauga and Brampton firefighters educating public on highrise fire safety – Man, 78, dies in truck-e-bike collision – Cambridge fighters raise money for muscular dystrophy – Opioid-related deaths up 246% in Ontario since 2003 – Kirkland Lake looking to become part of Ontario naloxone program – Milton Fire Department sees rise in number of calls for service – Fire damages woodworking shed in Sudbury – Remembering the ‘Noronic Disaster’ – Boston explosions: As many as 100 homes on fire – Mood improving in London’s fire halls as union votes to reinstate confidence in deputy chief – Early Morning Fire on Belmont Street in Cornwall – Woman killed in collision with dump truck south of Bell’s Corners – Westbound Hwy 401 near Ridgetown closed for hours after fiery chain-reaction crash – Three students left with serious injuries after school bus crash – Firefighters going door-to-door this week – Northeast Fire Region Update – September 10, 2018 – Large house destroyed by fire in Essex County – Port Colborne fire chief turns tragedy into raised awareness – 2 people face 22 charges in connection with fatal Scarborough house fire – Firefighters at Bluffers Park rescue two people stuck on cliffside – SIU investigating after motorcyclist dies on Highway 407 – Woman dead, man injured in motorcycle crash near Calabogie – Orangeville man dies in Beaver Lake boating collision – ‘It was his dream job’: Fallen firefighters honoured at memorial ceremony – Massive fire engulfs Keeso Lumber near Listowel – Longbow fire chief leads Firecon – Clarence-Rockland council candidate strikes elderly pedestrian with car – Fatal boating collision near Burk’s Falls – Highway re-opened after collision near Temagami – Police charge youth with arson – 21 new forest fires reported in Ontario, ministry says most caused by lightning – Large structure fire in Kincardine – Kingston Fire and Rescue forces second retirement residence to vacate – Mayday situation for Saskatoon firefighters – Fallen firefighters being honoured in Ottawa – Renfrew County moves to keep ambulances close to home – Windsor firefighters rescue man from balcony in apartment fire incident – New fire crew puts out blaze at police station – Toronto firefighters set pedals in motion for nearly 500-km ride – Local good Samaritan recognized by O.P.P. for help in Monkland collision – Scarborough rooming house operator pleads guilty to fire code violations – FireCon Training Brings 235 Volunteer FireFighters to Thunder Bay – Huge Spike Seen in Milton Fire Calls – Man drowns at University of Toronto Survey Camp on Gull Lake in Minden – Train and car collide in Sarnia – Fatal accident in East Hawkesbury – Fire destroys OPP detachment in Cambridge – Meet some of the people who combat Ontario’s wildfires from the air – Stratford considers flying lantern ban – Deadly blazes fuel push for Indigenous fire marshal – Howick Fire Fighters Conduct Alarmed For Life Visits – LaSalle home catches fire after lightning strike – Tyendinaga structure fire – A new hue for a good cause for Clearview fire truck – Riding to remember fallen firefighters – One Man Killed In Northern Bruce Peninsula ATV Collision – Cyclist dead, highway closed near Breslau – 1 dead, 3 injured in crash near Hagersville – Man killed in riding lawnmower rollover east of Listowel – Kingston retirement home residents forced to vacate – 200-year-old Rio de Janeiro museum engulfed by massive fire – Man dies after boating accident on Bird Lake

This Month’s Safety Tips: # 1, # 2

September Photo Tour Group: Gord M, Ken B, James B, Doug H, Greg B, Rob S, Larry W, Des B, Gary D and Bob R.

North Dumfries Fire Department

Tank 2 North Dumfries Fire Department 2013 Freightliner M2 Pierce Tanker 424 2494 (J#26203) – Rob Simpson

Tank 3 North Dumfries Fire Department 2017 Freightliner M2-106 Pierce Tanker 840 2400 (J#31448TR-01) – Rob Simpson

Parade Unit North Dumfries Fire Department 1930 Ford Chemical Hose Unit – Rob Simpson

Pump 1 North Dumfries Fire Department 2009 KME Pumper 1050 1000 20 (S#GSO6999) – Rob Simpson

Rescue 5 North Dumfries Fire Department 1999 International 4900 Dependable (V#H274819) – Rob Simpson

Car 1 North Dumfries Fire Department Dodge RAM 1500 4X4 Pick-up  – Rob Simpson

Pump 4 North Dumfries Fire Department 2011 Pierce Contender 1050 800 (S#24210) – Rob Simpson

According to firehallmuseum.ca, this vintage 1938  Bickle-Seagrave Cheftain Quad ladder truck once belonged to the Preston Fire Department. Walt McCall tells us this was the last of the Bickle gable-hood design. 

Walt McCall has given us an in-service picture of the 1938 rig taken by him in 1973.  PFD # 2 was a quadruple combination pumper with a 450 imperial gallon per minute pump capacity, with a 100 gallon water tank that carries 1,000 feet of hose, has three large aluminium ladders, a life net, and fire extinguishers.

Walt McCall has also provided us with a picture of the Bickle taken by him at a Doon Heritage Village muster in the 1990s.

Mamora and Lake
Mamora and Lake
Shining Tree in 1996

Thanks to Larry Ward

Shining Tree in 1996
South Frontenac Station 6
South Frontenac Station 6
CFFM 1 Ottawa Fire Fighter Memorial 2018
CFFM 1 Ottawa Fire Fighter Memorial 2018
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Haldimand County – Six Nations August Photo Tour

Jason , Bob, Herb, Ian, Larry, Ken, Doug, James, Rob.

Haldimand County
Haldimand County

Aerial 3 Haldimand County Fire Services 2009 KME Aerialcat Aerial 1050 250 S#GS07426 (midship platform) – Rob Simpson

Boat 1 Haldimand County Fire Services 2017 Zodiac Futura – Boat Rob Simpson

Boat 4 Haldimand County Fire Services Zodiac Futura – Rob Simpson

Brush 2 Haldimand County Fire Services 2015 Polaris ASAP Wild Fire 6×6 Brush Unit 150 160 V#GT135380 – Rob Simpson

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Car 4 Haldimand County Fire Services 2008 Ford F-150 – Rob Simpson

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Parade 5 Haldimand County Fire Services 1946 Bickle / Seagrave Custom Pumper 700 80 S#6056 Owned by the Canfield Firefighters Association (Ex -St. Catharines) – Rob Simpson

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Pumper 1 Haldimand County Fire Services 2005 KME Renegade Pumper 1050 800 30 S#GSO6014 – Rob Simpson

Pumper 1a Haldimand County Fire Services 2000 Pierce Contender Pumper 1050 840 J#987069 – Rob Simpson

Pump 2

Pumper 2 Haldimand County Fire Services 2006 KME Renegade Pumper 1050 800 30 S#GSO6387 – Rob Simpson

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Pumper 3 Haldimand County Fire Services 2013 KME Predator Pumper 1050 840 S#GS08771 – Rob Simpson

Pumper 2a Haldimand County Fire Services 2002 Pierce Contender Pumper 1050 840 J#12955 – Rob Simpson

Pumper 4 Haldimand County Fire Services 2009 KME Predator Pumper 1050 840 S#GSO7660 – Rob Simpson

Pumper 5 Haldimand County Fire Services 2011 KME Predator Pumper 1050 840 S#GSO8075 – Rob Simpson

Pumper 6 Haldimand County Fire Services 2009 KME Predator Pumper 1050 840 S#GSO7662 – Rob Simpson

Rescue 1 Haldimand County Fire Services 2007 Freightliner M2 PK Welding / Advance Rescue – Rob Simpson

Rescue 2 Haldimand County Fire Services 2016 Freightliner M2-106 Dependable Rescue Walk-In Heavy Rescue – Rob Simpson

Rescue 3 Haldimand County Fire Services 2000 GMC C8500 PK Welding / Advance Rescue – Rob Simpson

Rescue 4 Haldimand County Fire Services 2016 Freightliner M2-106 Dependable Rescue Dependable Heavy Rescue walk-in van – Rob Simpson

Rescue 5 Haldimand County Fire Services 2011 Chevrolet Dura Max Demers Rescue walk-in heavy rescue (Former Rescue 2) – Rob Simpson

Tanker 1 Haldimand County Fire Services 2000 Sterling Swents Tank 2000 Portable Pump – Rob Simpson

Tanker 2 Haldimand County Fire Services 2003 Stirling Swent Tank 2000 S#E00631 Portable Pump – Rob Simpson

Tanker 4 Haldimand County Fire Services 2001 International 4400 Swents 2000 Portable Pump – Rob Simpson

Tanker 3 Haldimand County Fire Services 2003 International 4400 Swents Tank 2000 Portable Pump – Rob Simpson

Tanker 5 Haldimand County Fire Services 2002 International 4400 DT530 C-Max Tank 2300 Portable Pump – Rob Simpson

Tanker 6 Haldimand County Fire Services 1999 Peterbilt 330 Swents Tank 2000 Portable Pump – Rob Simpson

Haldimand County Fire Services Chevrolet Silverado Pick Up – Rob Simpson

Haldimand County Fire Services Chevrolet Silverado Pick Up – Rob Simpson

Six Nations Fire Department Crest

The department’s crest is important and incorporates a lot of important elements.

  • The flag of the Iroquois Iroquois, the Haudenosaunee flag, within the circle above the Malteze Cross represents the Six Nations Confederacy.
  • The four stone men across the bottom represent the fire service’s first four fire halls.
  • The three feathers on either side of the circle represent each of the six nations.
  • The eagle in the centre sits on top of the Tree of Peace, and watches out for trouble.

Just like firefighters do.

Six Nations Fire Department Crest

Six Nations

Six Nations Headquarters and Station

Pumper 1 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 2006 American LaFrance Metropolitan Pumper 1050 1250 50 (SN#1846) – Rob Simpson

Car 2 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 2016 Chevrolet Yukon SUV – Rob Simpson

T 1 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 2017 Freightliner 114SD Pierce Tanker 840 2400 J#31070-TR-01 – Rob Simpson

Squad 1 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 2008 Ford Crestline Rescue (former ambulance) – Rob Simpson

Rescue 1 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 1998 International 4900 Dependable Rescue – Rob Simpson

Rehab Trailer Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 2017 Miska Trailer Van – Rob Simpson

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CFFM 3
Six Nation Flag – Information provided by Peter Orenski

Of all Native American flag symbols, none has a longer history of representing its people than does Hiawatha’s Belt of the Iroquois Confederacy – over 400 years. The five devices symbolize the five original Tribes: the Seneca, “keepers of the western door”; the Cayuga, “people of the marsh” and “keepers of the Great Pipe”; the Onondaga, “name bearers” who kept the wampum belt that contained the history of the Iroquois; the Oneida, “stone people” symbolized by the Great Tree; and lastly the Mohawk, “keepers of the eastern door”. 

Six Nation Flag – Information provided by Peter Orenski

Tanker 3 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 1991 International 4900 Dependable Tanker 1500 Portable Pump – Rob Simpson

Antique Unit Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 1946 or 1953 Bickle-Seagrave Pumper 840 200 Custom Open Cab pumper (ex-Hamilton Fire Department) (ex-RCAF Station Gimli Fire Department) – Rob Simpson

Pumper 4 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 2002 Pierce Contender 1050 500 (J#13052) – Rob Simpson

D 1 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department Can Am ATV – Rob Simpson

Tanker 2 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 1991 International 4900 Dependable Tanker 450 1800 (ex-King Township Fire and Emergency Services) – Rob Simpson

Pumper-Rescue 1 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 2010 E-One Typhoon Pumper 1250 800 /50 (S#136289) – Rob Simpson

Car 3 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 2016 Ford Super Duty F250 which tows the Zodiac boat – Rob Simpson

Pumper 2 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 2006 American LaFrance Metropolitan Pumper 1050 1000 50 (SN#1845) – Rob Simpson

Boat Six Nations First Nation Fire Department Zodia 4.5 metre Boat – Rob Simpson

Car 4 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department Chevrolet Savannah Express Van  – Rob Simpson

Ladder 1 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 2016 Pierce Enforcer Aerial 1750 400 /50 (SN#29108) (Ascendant) (ex-stock model) – Rob Simpson

Ladder 2 Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 1994 Spartan Metro Star SMFD Superior Aerial 1050 450 (SE#1381) (Telesqurt) (Ex-Leamington Fire Services) – Rob Simpson

Training Trailer Six Nations First Nation Fire Department 2017 Miska Trailer Van – Rob Simpson

Training Unit London Fire Department Ford – Larry Ward

Tanker 5 London Fire Department 2013 International Workstar 7600 Carl Thibault Tank 500 2500 V#J754242 – Larry Ward

Service 8 London Fire Department 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 – Larry Ward

Marine 2 London Fire Department 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 – 4×4 Pick Up Hauls the Zodiac boat – Larry Ward

Spare Engine 24 London Fire Department 2007 Spartan Metro Star Smeal 1250 500 40 SN# 701030 (ex-Engine 8) – Larry Ward

Spare Engine 22 London Fire Department 2007 Spartan Metro Star Smeal 1250 500 40 SN# 702130 (ex-Engine 8) – Larry Ward

Engine 11 London Fire Department 2007 Spartan Advantage FF Smeal 1250 750 25 S# 702050 – Larry Ward

Spare Engine 20 London Fire Department 1995 E-One Hurricane Superior Pumper 1050 625 40 SE# 1492 (ex-Engine 1) – Larry Ward

Command 1 London Fire Department 2015 Ford F250 Pick Up (Platoon Chief) Larry Ward

Apparatus Van London Fire Department 2010 Ford Van – Larry Ward

Engine 6 London Fire Department 2009 Spartan Advantage FF MFD Smeal 1500 1000 40 S# 809221 (ex-Rescue 6) – Larry Ward

Service 1 London Fire Department 2010 Ford F250 Pick Up – Larry Ward

Spare Engine 25 London Fire Department 2007 Spartan Advantage FF Smeal 1250 500 40 SN# 703020 (ex-Engine 3) – Larry Ward

American LaFrance fire apparatus bell

Oakville’s New Station 3 – Desmomd Brett

Powassan’s New Fire Station – Rob Simpson

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Minden’s New Station 1 – Desmond Brett

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