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

Oct. 1, 1946   3-platoon system is created, 46-hour week 
Sept, 5, 1948

Artic Ice Company

Dec. 19, 1949   44-hour week, giving firefighters extra day off every second week.
1950   All fire apparatus receive two-way radios.
-   New addition made to old No. 9 station at William Ave. W. and Cecil to become WFD repair shop.
Feb. 28, 1952

Furby Theatre

1954   New fire station built on Watt St. for East Kildonan.
 Mar. 3, 1954

The Manitoba & Imperial Hotels 4 businesses, 509-517 Main St. $87,713

Mar. 30, 1954

Canoe Club of Winnipeg fire. $100,000

June 8, 1954

Time Building Fire, biggest and most memorable fire in Winnipeg history.

1955   North Kildonan has a volunteer Fire Department.
Jan. 23, 1956

Minto Armouries

Apr. 1956   WFD gets first director of training with new training program.
May 25, 1956   CNR Fort Rouge Shops fire.
Sept. 12, 1965

Western Smallwares and Stationaries

1957   Fire Prevention Division organized now with 14 members.
-   Fire Station No. 9 built at 664 Marion St.
1958   New No. 4 station built and opened at 150 Osborne St.
Feb. 25, 1958

Wilson Furniture

June 20, 1959   Winnipeg gets first emergency number in North America Dial 999 (eventually changed to 911).
Sept. 1959   Current Station No. 19 at 320 Whytewold Rd. opened as St. James No. 2.
Mar 1, 1960   4-platoon system was adopted, 42-hour workweek - two 10-hour days, two 14-hour night shifts in 8-week cycle.
1963   No.13 Station on Cathedral Ave. closed.
1963   No. 6 Station built at 1501 Church Ave. Today it is now No. 17 Station.
-   Last Kildonan council decides a full-time fire dept. essential.
1965   New and current No. 1 Station built at 65 Ellen St.
Apr. 30, 1965   Former Chief Arthur Martin left St. Vital department. 50 years later his department had 14 trucks and 26 men.
Jan 1966   YMCA Fire, -20 F.
1967   Current station No. 10 at 1354 Border St. opened as St. James No. 3.
Mar. 9, 1968

St. Stephen's

Broadway United Church

July 22 1968

Well-known St. Boniface Basilica fire.

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