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

1914   Kildonan volunteers organized.
Mar. 23, 1914

Scott Block fire at 272 Main St.

1915   St. Vital F.D. had 3 horse-drawn wagons and six men.
Sept. 1915   355 street boxes in use.
 Jan. 11, 1916   Enderton Bldg. burns on SW corner Portage and Hargrave.
Feb. 15, 1917

Scott Bathgate.

1919   Dept. goes on two-platoon system, no longer lived on job, 84-hour week.
-   West Kildonan gets a full-time department.
1920   East Kildonan gets a 100-gallon horse drawn chemical wagon, first East Kildonan fire station at Munroe and Watt.
Feb. 1921   Dingwall Block fire at 62 Albert St. 7 aerial ladder snaps.
1922   St. Boniface has a separate department of 31 men.
Jan. 23, 1922

Fashion Craft and Woolworth Store fire on Portage Ave. south side west of Garry.

Nov. 25, 1922   St. Boniface College fire; 10 dead, 18 injured.
Dec. 23, 1926   Winnipeg Theatre fire, 4 fire fighters killed, 10 injured.
1927   East Kildonan gets a model 'T' Ford as first motorized vehicle.
1928   Fire Prevention Bureau organized and had 3 members.
Apr. 14, 1928   Casa Loma Block fire at Sherbrook St. and Portage Ave.
May 1, 1929   Fire fighters received one day off in seven.
Aug. 12, 1929   St. James firemen Alex Morrison and Federick Dolding killed when their truck turned over while responding to an alarm.
Sep. 1, 1929   Medway Court, Edmonton St. Fire kills 9 people.
May 16, 1930   Old Tribune Bldg. fire at 211 McDermot Ave.
June 11/12, 1930   Thorkelson Box Factory and Lumber Yards, $400,000 loss.
1935   Last year horse-drawn hose wagon with sleigh runners used from No. 11 Stn.
Dec. 1936   450 street boxes in use.
1940   First one-way radios were installed in autos of district chief, deputy chief, and chief.
Late 1940's   Two-way radios installed.

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