Our archive area consists of a 2000 book library, over 10,000 cataloged photos and slides of fire scenes, apparatus and personnel from Winnipeg history dating back to 1882. For research purposes, we have 125 years of newspaper clippings, chronologically preserved in binder form. For a unique and informative interest, we have a collection of interviews with senior retired fire fighters. All above statistics have been transcribed into a user friendly format on a computer. Below you can browse the online archives.
Through the Years
Follow the history of Winnipeg’s fire fighting brigades through the years 1873-1999.
Browse the extensive gallery of photos from famous fires, historic events, and apparatus.
Browse our collection of information about firegihting apparatus from horse-drawn wagons to heavy trucks.
Fire fighter heroes who died in the lines of service, or of work-related illnesses.
5 Platoon – A short history of the Winnipeg Fire Department Pensioners
Have something to add?
If you are in possession of artifacts, documents, or photos relating to the fire fighting service, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and consider donating to our collection.
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.
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