Autos | Hose Wagons | Ladders | Pumpers | Rescues

The internal combustion engine was soon becoming the choice of power for transportation. After years of development, it was becoming faster, more powerful, reliable, more efficient, and in many ways, more practical than horses. It was recognized that horses needed constant care. Whether used or not, they still had to be fed, watered and exercised. Motor vehicles were cheaper to operate, required significantly less maintenance and did not tire after running for a mile. Soon, motorized apparatus was quickly replacing the horse drawn equipment.


Make & Model Serial # In Service Info
#1  LAFRANCE 1383 23/12/1916 Horsepower 105 6 cylinders Gasoline
Pump Capacity 750 GPM @120 Pressure
Hose capacity 1200 ft. 2 1/2 Cotton rubber lined hose.
Cost $10,700.00
Disposed 1955

#2 SEAGRAVE Type D 08/05/1917 Horsepower 79.3 6 cylinders Gasoline
Pump capacity 750 GPM
Made in Canada by W. E. Seagrave & Co. Walkerville Ont.
Cost $10,000.00
Disposed 1941
This Pumper was used as Spare for at least 10 years
#3 LAFRANCE 2306 03/04/1919 Horsepower 105 6 cylinders Gasoline Motor No. 1168
Pump Capacity 750 GPM @120 Lbs. Pressure
Agent American LaFrance Toronto Ont.
Cost $13,200.00
Disposed 1955
#4 SEAGRAVE 27119 USA 06/09/1919 Horsepower 79.3 6 cylinders gasoline
Pump Capacity 625 Imp. GPM @120 Lbs Pressure  Centrifugal
Agent Waterous Engine Works Ltd. 157 Higgins Ave Wpg.
Cost $14,000.00
Disposed 1955 Spare in 1955 Replaced by new #4 in 1958

#5 LAFRANCE 3242 08/02/1921 Pump Capacity 625 GPM @120 lbs Pressure
Disposed 1955 Replaced by new #5 in 1959
#6 LAFRANCE 4195 26/03/1923 Pump Capacity 625 GPM @120lbs Pressure
Disposed 1955 replaced by new #6 in 1960

#7 SEAGRAVE 54920 05/09/1928 Horsepower 70 6 Cylinders Gasoline
Pump Capacity 833 GPM @120 lbs Pressure
Cost $15,325.00
Disposed 1960 replaced by new #7 in 1961
The first Pumper supplied with Pneumatic Tires
#8 LAFRANCE 6588 25/07/1929 Horsepower 70 6 cylinders Gasoline
Pump Capacity 625 GPM @120 lbs Pressure
Agent Mackay-Morton Ltd. Winnipewg, Man.
Cost $15,500.00
Disposed 1960 Replaced by new #8 in 1963
Museum Piece
#9 LAFRANCE 7211 19/09/1930 Horsepower 70 6 cylinders Gasoline
Pump Capacity was considered to be 1000 GPM @120 lbs Pressure
Cost $14,500.00
Disposed after 1961 Replaced by new #9 in 1963. Museum Piece
#2 LAFRANCE   1941 Horsepower 120 12 cylinders in line Gasoline
Pump Capacity 1000 GPM @120 lbs Pressure
Due to wartime this pump was delivered with only the front front portion attached and the Repair shop built the rear parts, as a consequence the doors popped open while cornering. No seat belts were supplied.
Disposed before amalgamation, spare in 1961, new #2-1976 Atlantic-Scott
#10 LAFRANCE   1944 Horsepower unknown
12 cylinders in line Gasoline
Pump Capacity 1200 GPM @120 Lbs Pressure
Disposed before amalgamation New #10-1976 Atlantic-Scott
#11 LAFRANCE   1944 Horsepower unknown
12 cylinders in line Gasoline
Pump Capacity 1200 GPM at 120 lbs Pressure
Disposed before amalgamation New #11 - 1977 Kenworth
#12 INTERNATIONAL
Bickle Seagrave
  1946 This Pumper was a 1941 version, designed for airport fire protection, and was converted so protection could be provided Winnipeg
citizens living in Emergency housing that were originally for service personnel. The fire station was also from the wartime era.
Was replaced with new #12 in 1969.
Disposed 1966
#1 DIAMOND T
Champion booster pump
  1944 Pump Capoacity 350 GPM with small water tank.
This vehicle had the ability to move along the ground and still pump water from the tank, an advantage while fighting grass fires.
This apparatus was in service at # 4 Station and replaced MHW #2
Disposed after 1955.
#2 INTERNATIONAL
American Marsh booster Pump
  1946 Pump Capacity 250 GPM with small tank
This apparatus was in service in # 1 and replaced MHW #11
Disposed after 1955

#1 INTERNATIONAL
Memco Aerial 55 foot
Booster Pump Bickle - Seagrave
  1950 420 GPM, Tank 300 gallons
Hose 600 Feet- 2 1/2" cotton ruber lined
Spare in 1988 as Aerial No. 7
Disposed
#2 INTERNATIONAL
/ Memco Aerial 65 foot
Booster Pump Bickle - Seagrave
  1952 420 GPM, Tank 300 gallons
Hose 600 feet-2 1/2" cotton rubber lined.
Disposed 1983 Spare in 1980 as Aerial No. 8
#13 INTERNATIONAL   1953 Pump Capacity 500/420 GPM - Tank Capacity 300 gallons
Hose 1300 feet - 2 1/2", 350 feet - 1 1/2" rubber lined.
#14 INTERNATIONAL   1954 Pump Capacity 500/420 GPM - Tank Capacity 300 gallons
Hose 1300 feeet - 2 1/2" - 350 feet - 1 1/2" rubber lined
#15 INTERNATIONAL   1955 Pump Capacity 500/420 GPM - Tank Capacity 300 gallons
Hose 1300 feet - 2 1/2" - 350 feet - 1 1/2" rubber lined
#16 INTERNATIONAL   1955 Pump Capacity 500/420 GPM - Tank Capacity 300 gallons
Hose 1300 feet - 2 1/2" - 350 feet - 1 1/2" rubber lined
#17 INTERNATIONAL   1955 Pump Capacity 500/420 GPM - Tank Capacity 300 gallons
Hose 1300 feet - 2 1/2" - 350 feet 1 1/2" rubber lined
#24 GMC in service   1955 In East Kildonan
Pump Capacity 500 GPM - Tank Cap. 500 gallons
Hose 1000 feet 2 1/2" - 300 feet 1 1/2" - 2 Reels.

#18 INTERNATIONAL   1957 Pump Capacity 500/420 GPM - Tank Capacity 300 gallons
Hose 1500 feet - 2 1/2" - 350 feet 1 1/2" rubber lined
#19 INTERNATIONAL   1957 Pump Capacity 500/420 GPM - Tank Capacity 300 gallons
Hose 1300 feet 2 1/2" - 350 feet 1 1/2" rubber lined
#1 MACK   1958 Pump Capacity 1050 GPM - Tank Capacity 400 gallons
Hose 1300 feet 2 1/2" - 350 feet 1 1/2" rubber lined
#3 MACK   1958 Pump Capacity 1050 GPM - Tank Capacity 400 gallons
Hose 1300 feet 2 1/2" - 350 feet 1 1/2" rubber lined
#50 INTERNATIONAL   1958 Only reference is in 1978 when it was spare as 496 at No. 15 Stn. could be from St. B.
Pump Capacity 500 GPM - Tank Capacity 500 gallons
#4 MACK   1959 Pump Capacity 1050 GPM - Tank 400 gals.
Hose 1500 2 1/2" - 350 1 1/2"
#5 MACK   1959 Pump Cap. 1050 GPM - Tank 400 gals.
Hose 1500 2 1/2" - 350 feet 1 1/2"
The first crew cab purchased for W.F.D.
#6 INTERNATIONAL   1959 Cab over design
Pump Capacity 1050 GPM - Tank 400 gals.
Hose 1500 2 1/2" - 350 1 1/2"
#25 INTERNATIONAL   1959 In Transcona
Pump Capacity 840 GPM - Tank 500 gals
#47 G.M.C.   1959 In St. Vital
Pump Capacity 625 GPM - Tank 500 gals.
#48 LAFRANCE   1959 In St. James
Pump Capacity 625 GPM - Tank 500 gals
#7 INTERNATIONAL   1960 Cab over design.
Pump Capacity 1050 GPM - Tank 400 gals.
Hose 1500 feet 2 1/2" - 350 feet 1 1/2"
#26 FORD   1960 In East Kildonan
Pump Capacity 625 GPM - Tank 500 gals
Hose 1500 feet 2 1/2" - 500 feet 1 1/2"
Ladders 225 feet in total
Built to order on a special long chassis
Disposed 1984. Purchased by the West Hawk Lake community for the start of a volunteer Fire Dept.
#8 INTERNATIONAL   1963 Pump - Hale - Capacity 1050 GPM. Tank 450 gals.
#9 INTERNATIONAL   1963 Pump - Hale - Capacity 1050 GPM. Tank 450 gals.
#13 INTERNATIONAL   1956 Pump - Hale - Capacity 1050 GPM. Tank 450 gals.
#21 MACK   1965 Pump - Hale - Capacity 1050 GPM. Tank 450 gals.

#28 INTERNATIONAL   1965 In Fort Garry
Pump Capacity 840 GPM. Tank 500 gals.
#29 FORD   1965 In St. Vital
Pump Capacity 840 GPM Tank 500 gals.
#32 MACK   1965 In St. James
Pump Capacity 1050 GPM Tank 450 gals.
#14 MACK   1966 Pump Capacity 1050 Tank 400 gals. First Diesel
#30 INTERNATIONAL   1966 In Transcona
Pump Capacity 840 GPM Tank 500 gals.
#15 MACK   1967 Pump Capacity 1050 GPM Tank 400 gals. Diesel
#27 MACK   1967 In St. James
Pump Capacity 1050 GPM Tank 400 gals.
#33 MACK   1967 In St. Boniface
Pump Capacity 1050 GPM Tank 400 gals.
#34 FORD   1968 In West Kildonan
Pump Capacity 1050 GPM Tank 500 gals.
#12 THIBAULT   1969 Pump Capacity 1050 GPM Tank 400 gals.
#35 FORD   1969 In West Kildonan
Pump Capacity 625 GPM Tank 750 gals.
#22 FORD   1970 In Charleswood
Pump Capacity 840 GPM Tank 500 gals.
#37 FORD   1970 In St. James
Pump Capacity 1050 GPM Tank 500 gals. Diesel
#36 THIBAULT   1973 In St. Boniface
Pump Capacity 1050 GPM Tank 500 gals. Diesel

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