A unique glimpse into the history of Winnipeg
The Museum, located at 56 Maple Street, was built in 1904 and was an active fire hall until 1990. Designed by Alexander and William Melville, it was one of five fire halls built in 1904 and eventually this building plan was used for 14 of Winnipeg’s fire stations.
On display, we boast all of the following vehicles in excellent condition: 1882 Ronald Steamer; 1928 LaFrance; 1930 LaFrance; 1937 Diamond T Hose Wagon; 1958 Mack; and, a 1966 Mack. Both LaFrance vehicles are Canadian built “Foamite-LaFrance”, and all were expressly built for the City of Winnipeg.
Some of our most prized artifacts are items belonging to Chief “Fighting Billy Code”, consisting of his personal writing desk, speaking trumpet, diary, Bible, and numerous articles from his exciting career.
His total service time with the Winnipeg Fire service was 39 years and 10 months. First a volunteer, and later head of the department from 1889 to 1895.
Your Donations Keep Our Engines Running
The Winnipeg Fire Museum aims to entertain and educate our visitors about the current processes and historical stories of the fire service and the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service.
The Firefighter’s Historical Society of Winnipeg aims to discover, collect, preserve, refurbish, and/or re-build significant equipment, apparatus, and materials related to the history and heritage of the local fire service, and promote and encourage public interest, accessibility, and appreciation for the fire profession.
The Winnipeg Fire Museum relies on your donations in order to continue with our mission. Please follow the link below to make a secure, charitable donation.