1873-1899 | 1899-1914 | 1914-1940 | 1946-1968 | 1968-1999

Oct. 18, 1899


Capt. John Buchanan appointed new chief, would have longest tour of duty.

1900 1930


Fire stations built in this time had towers (used to dry hose).

  No. 4 station built on Gertrude Ave. in Ft. Rouge (closed in 1930's).

No. 5 station built on Sherbrook St. near Portage (closed 1919).
    No. 6 station on Pearl St. closed and demolished.
    No. 7 station Burrows Ave. would become one of busiest stations.
1904   New station built at 56 Maple Street (Today's Firefighters Historical Society and Fire Service Museum).
Oct. 11, 1904

Bulman Block at Albert and Bannatyne fire.
1906   No. 8 Station built on Talbot Ave. in 1906.
    No. 9 Station built on William Ave. and East. St. (Cecil) (WFD Mechanical Services until 1998)
    Winnipeg Street Railway Strike. Rioters cause big trouble, "Billy" Code fights back.
    St. Boniface first fire hall opened at Tache and Goulet
1907   Department purchases a water tower, good for hosing high floors St. Boniface HQ opened at 212 Dumoulin St.
1908   St. Boniface has a first full time fire department linked to police.

Sterling Block - Fort St.

1910   No. 10 station opened. (Community later saves from demolition)
Jan. 14, 1911

Kelly Block fire in -42 F weather.

1912   Current Station No. 11 at 200 Berry St. built as St. James No. 1 Station.

Mar. 9, 1912

Radford-Wright fire, very tragic, firefighters and spectators killed; firemen killed, 6 dead, 9 injured.
1913   No. 14 station on Lipton St. opened.
    No. 15 Station at 524 Osborne St. opened.
    Motorized equipment arrived.
    Department had an assistant chief. Today called Deputy Chief.
1914   William "Fighting Billy" Code retires after 40 yr. service.
    East Kildonan has first volunteer fire dept. with a two- wheeled chemical wagon in a shed at Bowman & Watt.
    St. Vital Fire Dept. organized.

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