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This article refers to the city in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe. For other places named Hamilton, see Hamilton Fire Department.

HistoryEdit

In 2001, the original City of Hamilton was amalgamated with the other municipalities in Hamilton-Wentworth Region, merging HFD with five additional fire departments. These were:

The newly amalgamated department was named Hamilton Emergency Services (Fire), but reverted to its original name in 2012.

Fire StationsEdit

 
Station Address In Service Notes
Hose Company 1 55 Victoria Avenue North 1882-1956 Church
Fire Station 3 647 Upper James Street 1954-1978 Vacant
Fire Station 4 312 John Street North 1885-1956 Now an auto-body shop
Fire Station 4 940 Queensdale Avenue East 1954-1994 Camp Trillium Office
Fire Station 5 1000 Limeridge Road East 1988-2011 Now EMS Station 32.
Fire Station 5 37 Strathcona Avenue North 1886-1959 Apartment Condos
Fire Station 9 120 Crosthwaite Avenue North 1927-1951 Now a daycare
Fire Station 11 327 Dundurn Street South 1929-1959 Private Residence
Fire Station 12 779 Upper Wentworth Street 1961-1994 Real estate office

Department OverviewEdit

Hamilton operates a composite department with full-time and part-time/paid-on-call suppression staff. Stations 1 through 12, 20 and 23 are full-time. Stations 17, 21 and 24 are composite. In each of the composite stations, full-time staff are assigned to operate the engine while volunteers use the other trucks. The remaining stations (14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28) are part-time/paid-on-call.

Rescue pumpers are designated Engines, while pumpers without rescue gear run as Pumpers.

Ladder 90, was the last Yellow rig, taken out of service May 12 2018.

Apparatus RosterEdit

  • All pump/tank measurements are in Imperial gallons.
  • The six-digit numbers following the unit designation are shop numbers. For older apparatus, the first three digits indicate which pre-amalgamation town or city originally purchased the apparatus. Numbers starting with 310 refer to Stoney Creek, 320 to Ancaster, 330 Dundas, 340 Flamborough and 350 Glanbrook. Numbers starting with 300 denote trucks purchased by the pre-amalgamation City of Hamilton or obtained post-amalgamation. The three remaining numbers are department ID numbers.

Fire Station 1 (The Big House) - 35 John Street NorthEdit

Built 1913 / 1976 / 2006

Engine 1 (300954) - 2014 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/25F) (GSO#9419)
Ladder 1 (300976) - 2017 KME Severe Service LFD (1050/500/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#10399)
Rescue 1 (300922) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD walk-around rescue (GSO#7974)
Platoon 1 (300917) - 2009 Ford Expedition Max (Platoon Chief)
Supply 1 (300943) - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Fire Station 2 - 1400 Upper Wellington StreetEdit

Built 1991

Engine 2 (300955) - 2014 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/25F) (GSO#9420)
District 3 (300919) - 2009 Ford Expedition Max (South District)
Car 73 (300953) - 2014 Ford Expedition Max (Safety Officer)

Fire Station 3 - 965 Garth StreetEdit

Built 1978/2000

Engine 3 (300619) - 2006 KME Excel (1050/500/15A)

Fire Station 4 - 729 Upper Sherman AvenueEdit

Built 1994

Ladder 4 (300925) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD (1050/300/81' mid-mount tower) (GSO#8095) (ex-Ladder 1)
Rescue 4 (300923) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD Walk-Around Rescue (GSO#7975)
Support 4 (300921) - 2010 KME Predator XLFD HazMat (GSO#7926)
Hazmat 2 (300914) - 2009 Sterling / Commercial Babcock

Fire Station 5 - 1227 Stone Church Road EastEdit

Built 2011

Engine 5 (300926) - 2011 KME Predator Severe Service (1050/500/20F) (GSO#8141)
Command Unit (300706) - 2002 International / LDV 2016 rebuild

Fire Station 6 - 246 Wentworth Street NorthEdit

Built 1982

Pump 6 - 2003 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Almonte (1050/500/180A/40B) (SN#17701)
Box 43 (300956) - 2012 Utilimaster / Ford / 2016 Venture Food Trucks canteen/rehab unit (Department owned-Volunteer run)
Box 43A - 1997 GMC Suburban 2500 canteen support vehicle (Volunteer owned/operated) (ex-Hamilton Fire Department Fleet No. 300638)
Parade - 1926 Bickle/Ahrens-Fox pumper

Fire Station 7 - 225 Quigley RoadEdit

Built 1985

Engine 7 (300904) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service (1050/500/30F)

Fire Station 8 - 400 Melvin AvenueEdit

Built 1957/2000

Engine 8 (300978) - 2017 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/600/20F) (GSO#10425)
District Chief 2 (300918) - 2009 Ford Expedition Max (East District)

Fire Station 9 - 125 Kenilworth Avenue NorthEdit

Built 2002

Engine 9 (300902) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/425/25F) (GSO#7249)
Ladder 9 (300962) - 2015 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1665/415/20F/103' rear-mount) (GSO#9846)

Fire Station 10 - 1455 Main Street WestEdit

Built 1953/2000

Ladder 10 (300949) - 2014 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1665/415/20F/103' rear-mount) (GSO#9422)

Fire Station 11 - 24 Ray Street SouthEdit

Built 1959/2013

Engine 11 (300906) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/30F) (GSO#7245)

Fire Station 12 - 199 Highway 8, Stoney CreekEdit

Built 1989

Engine 12 (300977) - 2017 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/600/20F) (GSO#10474)
Rescue 12 (300924) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD walk-around (GSO#7976) (ex-R6,)

Fire Station 13 (Mechanical Division) - 177 Bay Street NorthEdit

Maintenance 1 (300638) - 2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 van
Maintenance 2 (300948) - 2014 Nissan NV2500 van
Maintenance 3  (300???) - 2010 Mercedes van 
Mobile Fire Pump Testing and Training Unit (300945) – 2013 pump testing trailer

Fire Station 14 - 595 Chapel Hill Road, ElfridaEdit

Tanker 14 (300907) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service (1050/1680/25F) (SN#GSO7295)

Fire Station 15 - 415 Arvin Avenue, Stoney CreekEdit

Built 1995

Ladder 15 (300642) - 1999 American LaFrance Eagle 134 / Smeal (1750/500/105' rear-mount) (ex-L4, Ex L2, ex-L1) (Originally yellow, repainted white over red)

Fire Station 16 - 939 Barton Street, Stoney CreekEdit

Built 1995

Pump 16 (310728) - 2000 Pierce Saber pumper (1050/600/2x12F) (SN#10846-02) (ex-P17, ex-P15)
Squad 16 (300660) - 2001 Ford F550 / SVI (250/200/30F)
Tanker 16 (300980) - 2017 KME Predator Severe Service MFD (840/1600) (SN#GSO10477)
Fire Safety House - tandem axle trailer

Fire Station 17 - 363 Isaac Brock Drive, Stoney CreekEdit

Built 1985

Engine 17 (300620) - 2006 KME Excel (1050/500/15A) (GSO#6369)
Tanker 17 (300710) - 2003 Spartan Metro Star / Almonte (1050/1800/30F) (SN#17589) (Volunteer)

Fire Station 18 - 2636 Highway 56, BinbrookEdit

Built 2001

Pump 18 (340562) - 1999 Freightliner FL80 / C-Max (1050/1000) (SN#F-10-99)
Ladder 18 (300651) - 2001 Spartan Gladiator FF MFD / Luverne / Smeal (1750/500/105' rear-mount) (ex-L9)
Tanker 18 (310737) - 1997 Freightliner FL 80 / C-Max (280/2500/20F)
Support 18 (342143) - 2000 Ford E / Demers (Emergency Unit)
Support 41 (300967) 2016 Miska Trailer Clothing unit for volunteers

Fire Station 19 - 3302 Homestead Drive, Mount HopeEdit

Built 1991

Pump 19 (340552) - 1999 Freightliner FL80 / C-Max (1050/1000)
Tower 19 (300648) - 2001 American LaFrance Eagle 134 / Almonte / LTI (1500/300/25F/55' rear-mount) (ex-Tower 6, 9, 8,5)
Tanker 19 (310738) - 1997 Freightliner FL80 / C-Max (280/2500/20F)

Fire Station 20 - 661 Garner Road East @ Kitty Murray Lane, AncasterEdit

Built 2009

Ladder 20 (300905) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/100' rear-mount)

Fire Station 21 - 365 Wilson Street, AncasterEdit

Built 1990

Engine 21 (300903) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service (1050/500/30F) (GSO#7246)
Pump 21 (310727) - 2000 Pierce Saber (1050/600/2x12F) (SN#10846-01) (ex-Pump 12) [1]
Tanker 21 (300952) - 2015 KME Predator Severe Service (1050/1600/20F) [2]
Rescue 21 (300672) - 2004 GMC C7500 / Dependable / 1992 Paling [3]

Fire Station 22 (Training Academy) - 1227 Stone Church Road EastEdit

Training 1 Chev Impala (grey)
Training 2 (300916) - 2010 Ford F150
Supply 2 (300658) - 2014 Ford F250
Training 3 (300665) - 2002 Tahoe
Training 4 (300705) - 2014 Chevrolet 2500 series van
Car 10 - 2015 Ford Taurus (Former Car 1)
Pump 90 (300631) - 1997 KME Excel (1050/500)
Ladder 90 (320216) - 2000 Pierce Dash 2000 (1050/300/30F/75' rear-mount) (SN# 10860) (ex-Ladder 24)
Rescue 90 (300628) - 1996 KME Renegade MFD (SN#GSO 2551)
RIT Trailer - Mobile Firefighter Training Unit

Fire Station 23 - 19 Memorial Square, DundasEdit

Built 1972

Engine 23 (300979) - 2017 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/600/20F) (GSO#10476)
Support 23 (342139) - 2000 Ford E / Demers (Confined space rescue) (ex-Support 6)
Parade - 1929 Maple Leaf / Bickle pumper

Fire Station 24 - 256 Parkside Drive, WaterdownEdit

Built 1992

Engine 24 (300901) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service (1050/500/25F)
Ladder 24 (300927) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD (1050/400/100' rear-mount) (GSO#8096) (ex-Ladder 4)
Tanker 24 (300908) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service (1050/1680/25F) [4]
Support 24 (300661) - 2001 Ford F550 / SVI (250/200/30F) [5]

Fire Station 25 - 361 Old Brock Road, GreensvilleEdit

Built 1967/2000

Pump 25 (350241) - 1999 Freightliner FL80 / Superior (1050/650) (SN#SE 1984)
Tanker 25 (300981) - 2017 KME Predator Severe Service MFD (840/1600) (GSO#10478)
Rescue 25 (300975) - 2017 KME Severe Service LFD walk-around (GSO#10346)
Brush 25 - (300947) - 2013 International 4x4 / KME (1050/750/20F)

Fire Station 26 - 119 Lynden Road, LyndenEdit

Built 1976/1995

Pump 26 (330311) - 1999 Spartan Advantage / Almonte (1050/900)
Tanker 26 (300909) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service (1050/1680/25F) (GSO#7293)
Support 26 (342215) - 2001 Ford E / Crestline
Parade - 1926 International chemical/hose truck

Fire Station 27 - 795 Old Highway 8, RocktonEdit

Built 1967/1993

Pump 27 (350441) - 2000 Freightliner FL-80 / Superior (1050/1000) (SN#SE 2409)
Tanker 27 (300709) - 2003 Spartan Metro Star / Almonte (1050/1800/30F) (SN#17494)
Squad 27 - 2013 Ford F550 / KME (250/200)

Fire Station 28 - 1801 Brock Road, FreeltonEdit

Built 1962/1994

Pump 28 (300951) - 2015 KME Predator Severe Service (1050/1600/20F) 
Squad 28 (300662) - 2001 Ford F550 / SVI (250/200/30F)
Tanker 28 (350454) - 1999 Freightliner FL80 / Superior (port./2500) (SN#SE 2046)

Fire Station 29 (West Fire Prevention/Fire Prevention HQ) - 55 King William StreetEdit

Fire Prevention 1 - Chevrolet Impala
Fire Prevention (300915) - 2010 Ford F150 (ex-Area Commander)

Fire Station 30 (Stores) - 489 Victoria Avenue North Edit

Maintenance 3 (300???) - 2011 Mercedes van

Spare ApparatusEdit

  • Ladder 40 (300650) - 2001 Spartan Gladiator FF MFD / Luverne / Smeal (1750/500/105' rear-mount) (SN#11069) (ex-L10, ex-L1)
  • Tanker 40 (330649) - 2001 GMC C8500 / Almonte (350/2500) (ex-TK21)
  • Support 40 (342213) 1999 Demers-Ford
  • Pump 41 (350411) - 1996 KME Renegade pumper (1050/600/30F)
  • Engine 41 (300801) - 2003 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Almonte (1050/500/180F) (ex-Pump 12)
  • Pump 42 (300802) - 1998 American LaFrance Eagle 148RR / 2002 RD Murray (1050/500/40F) (Ex-Ottawa Fire Services, originally Cumberland Township Fire Department) (ex-Pump 23)
  • Engine 44 (300649) - 2004 KME Excel (1050/600/30F) (SN#GSO5615) (ex-Pump 23, ex-Pump 21)
  • Engine 45 (300676) - 2006 KME Excel pumper (1050/500/15A) (GSO#6532) (ex-Engine 8)
  • Pump 46 (300630) - 1997 KME Excel (1050/500/30F) (ex-Pump 16)
  • Pump 47 (300643) - 1999 American LaFrance Eagle 148 / Almonte (1500/500/30F) (ex-Pump 1)
  • Pump 48 (300644) - 1999 American LaFrance Eagle 148 / Almonte (1500/500/30F) (ex-Pump 2)

On OrderEdit

From the 2018 budget:

In 2018 HFD will purchase: 1 (one) Aerial Ladder to replace 1(one) 20 year old Aerial Ladder, 4 (four) Engines (Pumpers) to replace 4 (four) 20 year old Engines (Pumpers), and 1 (one) support vehicle to replace 1 (one) 10 year old (+) support vehicle.

An Urban Engine has been designed for the downtown core. Two have been ordered and they will be (1050gpm/500gal) but will be 20 inches shorter in length overall, twelve inches shorter in height overall and have a 14" shorter wheel base. The Urban Engines will operate in the congested areas where the new LRT is going.

Retired ApparatusEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Volunteer
  2. Volunteer
  3. Volunteer
  4. Volunteer
  5. Volunteer

Future Plans Edit

  • in 2018 a new 10 year plan is under development.
  • The 2017 Capital Budget states that their are plans to build a second station in Waterdown (31) and a new station in the Flamborough/Carlisle. Construction is to begin on both sites in 2018.
  • Many stations were identified by a 2014 Development Study. Recommended are expansions at stations 12, 16, 17 and 18, as well as a relocation of Station 14 to Elfrida. Along with these expansions Full-Time Engines would be staffed at stations 16 and 18, a Ladder at station 17 and a volunteer-staffed Pumper at 14.

External linksEdit

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