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North Perth Fire Chief supports certification program – 1 person dead, 1 woman in hospital after Monday morning townhouse fire in Thunder Bay – Firefighters battle two-alarm blaze at recycling plant near Keele and Eglinton – Senior falls victim to ‘Emergency Grandparent Scam’ – London fire crews douse flames at Byron home – Fire at Residence on Trillium Way Leaves One Dead – Fire hose used to officially open new Monkton Fire Station – Oro-Medonte family displaced after fire rips through their home – Fire at south London pizza place causes $100,000 in damage – Family escapes trailer fire in Shuniah, Ont., after waking up to crying baby – Watch: Coroner’s inquest into 2013 boating accident live-streamed on government website – WARMINGTON: Facts don’t seem to matter in North York hotel fire story – Gatineau emergency workers to have ‘no trace’ of cannabis in their bodies – County of Lambton Paramedics to implement Essential Services Agreement – Man In Hospital After Crash Near Walton – OPP officer charged with impaired driving – Ontario Fire Marshal’s office investigating fatal fire in St. Thomas – Northern Ontario fire chiefs react to cancellation of new firefighter training rules – With Fire Prevention top of mind this time of year,Essex is looking for firefighters – Only two active forest fires left in Northeastern Ontario – Tulum fire department receives second equipment donation from Canada – Huge hay barn lost to fire in Malahide Township – Ford government ‘not opposed’ to certifying firefighters – Official opening next weekend for new Milverton fire station – Peterborough fire department shuts down Bolivar Street rooming house – Ontario to upgrade emergency radio network for police, fire and paramedics – Child injured in dirt bike crash in Arthur – 8 people died, 6934 charges laid in Ontario Thanksgiving weekend – Essex Fire and Rescue will hold its annual Open House at all three fire stations on Wednesday – Six Nations respond to shed fire – Large fire destroys barn near Mount Forest – North Bay area fire chiefs breathe sigh of relief

This Month’s Safety Tips: # 1, # 2

Tanker 434 Lanark Highlands Fire Service – Tatlock Station 1999 GMC C8500 Almonte Tank 1,500 / Portable Pump – Captain Linda Duncan

Rescue 454 Lanark Highlands Fire Service Tatlock Station  1991 Ford E / Almonte (ex-Lanark County Rescue) – Rob Simpson

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

2018 Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

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Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

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Queens Park Ontario Firefighter Memorial

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.

Car 6 Cambridge Fire Department 2018 Mercedes Sprinter Command Unit (Platoon Chief) – Rob Simpson

P 1 Cambridge Fire Department 2017 Pierce Impel PUC Pumper 1250 /500 25 (S#31116) – Rob Simpson

Rescue Boat Cambridge Fire Department SuperDuxx  – Rob Simpson

R1 – Hazmat 3 Cambridge Fire Department 2002 American LaFrance Eagle 148 RR Rescue (S#K33287) Heavy Rescue – Rob Simpson

Parade Cambridge Fire Department 1951 International L190 Marsh 625 500 – Cambridge Fire Museum

A 4 Cambridge Fire Department 2010 Spartan ELFD Rosenbauer Aerial 1500 400 20 (V#C070366) 65′ Viper – Rob Simpson

Mechanical Cambridge Fire Department 2017 Chevrolet Pick-up – Rob Simpson

P 2 Cambridge Fire Department 2008 American LaFrance Eagle 134 RR Pumper 1750 640 25 (V#Z48503) Foam 25A/25B – Rob Simpson

P 22 Cambridge Fire Department 2002 Spartan Gladiator FF LFD General Pumper 1250 440 25 (S#01-MET-49) – Rob Simpson

Boat Cambridge Fire Department 2008 Nattiq Air Boat (the air boat is towed by Unit 5) – Rob Simpson

T 1 Cambridge Fire Department 1996 HME 1871 C-Max Tanker 1050 2000 20 (S#F3-96) – Rob Simpson

P 5 Cambridge Fire Department 2008 American LaFrance Eagle 134 RR Pumper 1750 640 25 (V#RZ48504) Foam 25A/25B – Rob Simpson

A 33 Cambridge Fire Department 2002 American LaFrance Eagle 148 RR Aerial 1250 220 25 (S#H18169) 50′ TS Foam 25A/25B – Rob Simpson

Truck and Boat

Tech Support Unit 5 Cambridge Fire Department 1994 GMC Vandura 3500 Unicell (tows the 2008 Nattiq air boat) – Rob Simpson

Truck and Boat

R 1 Cambridge Fire Department 2015 Spartan Metro Star Classic LFD SVI Rescue (SO#909) Heavy Rescue – Rob Simpson

Parade Cambridge Fire Department Bickle – Seagrave Owned by the Cambridge Firefighters Association – Rob Simpson

CBRN Haz-mat Unit Cambridge Fire Department CargoMate Van Trailer – Rob Simpson

A 44 Cambridge Fire Department 1995 Spartan Gladiator SMFD Saulsbury 1250 250 (S#295068) 50′ TS – 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.

8 Cambridge Fire Department 2012 Toyota Donated to the department by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada – Rob Simpson

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

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

Mamora and Lake
Mamora and Lake

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

A 6 Cambridge Fire Department 2018 Pierce Velocity Aerial 1331 428 20 (J#31589) 110′ Ascendant Platform – Rob Simpson

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

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

Shining Tree in 1996

Thanks to Larry Ward

Shining Tree in 1996
South Frontenac Station 6
South Frontenac Station 6

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

American LaFrance fire apparatus bell

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

Car 4

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

Car 4
Parade 5

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

Parade 5

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

Pump 2

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

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

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