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Department ProfileEdit

All WFES staff are full-time. There are 128 full-time firefighters, including 24 new recruits hired in 2017. This enables the department to operate 5 frontline pumpers, a frontline aerial platform and a platoon chief. Rescue 33 and Tanker 35 are cross-manned when required. Spare pumpers (36/37/38) are also used when callbacks are required. The department also has a training division (3 staff), fire prevention division (6 staff) and asset management division (1 staff). Command personnel consist of a chief and two deputies - one for operations and training, the other for prevention and asset management.

Fire Dispatch is provided by Oshawa Fire Services. Apparatus is numbered using a Region-wide system that assigns a number prefix by municipality. Whitby apparatus numbers start with 3.

The Mechanical Division is located at the Town of Whitby Operations Centre on McKinney Drive.

HistoryEdit

Fire StationsEdit

Station Address In Service Notes
Station 1 6 Vipond Road, Brooklin 1964-2006 Built as Township of Whitby fire station. Replaced by new station in 2006, torn down 2009.
Station 2 1600 Manning Road 1966-present Built as Township of Whitby fire station. Addition built in 1988.
Station 3 201 Brock Street South 1965-2004 Headquarters until 1995. Replaced by new No. 3 Station and No. 6 Station. Currently vacant.
Station 4 190 Myrtle Road East, Myrtle 1976-ca.2005 Closed when volunteers consolidated in Brooklin. Building sold.
Station 5 111 McKinney Drive 1995-present
Station 6 734 Dundas Street West 2002-present Built as Station 6, renumbered Station 4 in 2012.
Station 3 1501 Brock Street South 2004-present
Station 1 6745 Baldwin Street, Brooklin 2006-present

Apparatus RosterEdit

Fire Station 1 - 6745 Baldwin Street, Brooklin (between Carnwith Road and Columbus Road)Edit

Built 2006

Pumper 31 - 2009 Seagrave Marauder II (1250/890) (SO#78E92)
Pumper 38 (Spare)- 2001 Spartan Gladiator FF / Dependable (1050/500) (SN#P331-1250-500-01)

Fire Station 2 - 1600 Manning Road (@ Thickson Road) Edit

Built 1966 / Addition 1988

Pumper 32- 2012 Spartan Metro Star Classic LFD / Spartan ERV / Dependable (1750/500/25A/25B) (SO#212067-01)
Pumper 39 (Training) - 1990 Pierce Lance / Superior (1050/800) (SE#1094)

Fire Station 3 - 1501 Brock Street South (@ Victoria Street)Edit

Built 2004

Pumper 33 - 2016 Spartan Metro Star Classic LFD / Dependable (1500/500/20F)
Rescue 33 - 1999 Ford F550 / 1992 PK Welding walk-in rescue

Fire Station 4 - 734 Dundas Street West (Between Cochrane Street and McQuay Boulevard)Edit

Built 2002

Pumper 34 - 2012 Spartan Metro Star Classic LFD / Spartan ERV / Dependable (1750/500/25A/25B) (SO#212067-02)
Pumper 37 (Spare) - 2002 Spartan Gladiator / Almonte (1050/500/30F) (SN#16933)

Fire Station 5 (Headquarters) - 111 McKinney Drive (@ Taunton Road)Edit

Built 1995

Pumper 35 - 2007 Seagrave Marauder II (1250/750/50A/50B) (SO#78E17) (ex-Pumper 33)
Aerial 35 - 2009 E-One Cyclone II (1750/280/100' rear-mount platform) (SO#135344) (ex-Aerial 2, ex-Aerial 5)
Car 35 Platoon Chief - 2013 Mercedes Sprinter
Tanker 33- 1999 Freightliner FL80 / Dependable (420/2500) (SN#TP-308-420-2500-99)
Pumper 36 (Spare) - 2005 E-One Cyclone II (1050/500/25F) (SE#3476) (ex-P33, ex-P35, ex-P31)
Training 33 - Professional Development and Training
Car 34 - Training Division/Spare Platoon Chief Vehicle
Fire Prevention and Investigations - 4 Vehicles (unknown call signs) 1 officer per station area
Utility 31 - brush truck/pick up truck formerly Utility 1
Car 1 - Fire Chief
Car 2 - Deputy Chief of Operations
Car 3 - Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention and Training

On OrderEdit

2017 Pierce Ascendant quint

Retired ApparatusEdit

1997 Spartan Advantage / Almonte pumper (1050/500) (SN#11140)
1997 Spartan Advantage / Almonte pumper (1050/600) (SN#11981)
1996 Spartan Diamond / Almonte pumper (1050/500) (SN#10057)
1992 Pierce Arrow / Superior tower (1500/250/100' rear-mount) (SE#1238 / E6655) (donated to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
1990 Pierce Lance / Superior pumper (1050/500/65' telesqurt) (SN #SE 1010)
1990 Pierce Lance / Superior pumper (1050/500) (SN#SE 1009) (sold to Service de Sécurité Incendie Roberval)
1989 Mack MR688P / Superior pumper (1050/600) (SN#SE 913) (Sold to Durham College)
1989 Mack MR688P / Almonte pumper (625/800) (SN#3709) (Sold to Rosemont District Fire Department)
1986 Mack CF686FC / Almonte pumper (1050/600) (SN#1586)
1982 Mack MR686P / Pierreville pumper (1050/600) (SN#PFT-1183) (Sold to Osgoode Township Fire Department)
1981 Chevrolet C70 / MTI tanker (250/1500) (Sold to West Lincoln Township Fire Department)
1979 GMC C7000 / MTI tanker (250/1500) (Sold to Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Township Fire Department)
1976 Imperial / Pierreville pumper (1050/500) (SN#PFT-625) (Sold to Service de Sécurité Incendie Vaudreuil-Dorion)
1975 International CO1910B / King pumper (1050/500) (Sold to Manvers Township Fire Department)
1975 International CO1910B / King pumper (1050/500) (SN#74022) (Sold to Papineau-Cameron Township Fire Department)
1975 International Cargostar / King tanker (-/1500) (SN#74024)
1973 Mack MB685T / Pierreville quint (840/100' rearmount) (SN#PFT-292)
1970 Chevrolet / King pumper (1050/?) (SN#70003) (Sold to Perry Township Fire Department (Ontario))
1966 GMC 980 / King pumper (625/500) (SN#65124) (Sold to Kemptville Tin Mine (Kemptville, Nova Scotia).
1959 Chevrolet Marsh / pumper (625/500)
1953 ? / Marsh pumper (?/500)
1946 pumper (?/400)
1926 Chevrolet

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