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

Hamilton Fire Dept logo

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.

Currently the HFD fleet is comprised of the following:

  • 23x Engines/Pumps
    • 15x urban units
    • 8x rural units
  • 8x Ladders
    • 7x 100'-105' Rear-Mount Aerials
    • 1x 81' Mid-Mount Platform
  • 11x Tankers
  • 5x Rescues
  • Various miscellaneous apparatus

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, renovated/expanded in 1976 and 2006

  • Engine 1 (300954) - 2014 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/25F) (GSO#9419)
  • Ladder 1 (300976) - 2017 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/415/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#10399)
  • Rescue 1 (300922) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD walk-around (GSO#7974)
  • Platoon Chief 1 (300920) - 2009 Ford Expedition Max
  • Supply 1 (300943) - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Spare Chief Vehicle (300917) - 2009 Ford Expedition Max

Fire Station 2 - 1400 Upper Wellington StreetEdit

Built 1991

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

Fire Station 3 - 965 Garth StreetEdit

Built 1978/2000

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

Fire Station 4 - 729 Upper Sherman AvenueEdit

Built 1994

  • Ladder 4 (300925) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD (1050/300/81' AerialCat mid-mount platform) (GSO#8095) (Ex-Ladder 1)
  • Rescue 4 (300923) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD walk-around (GSO#7975)
  • Support 4 (300921) - 2010 KME Predator XLFD walk-around 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 LFD (1050/500/20F) (GSO#8141)
  • Command Unit (300706) - 2002 International/LDV 2016 rebuild

Fire Station 6 - 246 Wentworth Street NorthEdit

Built 1982

  • Pump 6 (300994) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (1050/500/40F) (GSO#10838)
  • Box 43 [1] (300956) - 2012 Utilimaster/Ford/2016 Venture Food Trucks canteen/rehab unit
  • Box 43A [2] - 1997 GMC Suburban 2500 canteen support vehicle (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 LFD (1050/500/30F)

Fire Station 8 - 400 Melvin AvenueEdit

Built 1957/2000

  • Engine 8 (300978) - 2017 KME Panther LFD (1050/500/20F) (GSO#10425)
  • District Chief 2 (East District) (300918) - 2009 Ford Expedition Max

Fire Station 9 - 125 Kenilworth Avenue North, Edit

Built 2002

  • Engine 9 (300902) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/30F) (GSO#7249) (Ex-Engine 6)
  • Ladder 9 (300962) - 2015 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/415/20F/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#9846)

Fire Station 10 - 1455 Main Street West Edit

Built 1953/2000

  • Ladder 10 (300949) - 2014 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/415/20F/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#9422)

Fire Station 11 - 24 Ray Street South, West Edit

Built 1959, renovated/expanded 2013

Fire Station 12 - 199 Highway 8, Stoney CreekEdit

Built 1989

  • Engine 12 (300977) - 2017 KME Panther LFD (1050/500/20F) (GSO#10474)
  • Ladder 12 (300985) - 2019 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/415/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#10836)

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 Sprinter 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 LFD (1050/1680/25F) (GSO#7295)

Fire Station 15 - 415 Arvin Avenue, Stoney CreekEdit

Built 1995

  • Pump 15 (300992) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (1050/840) (GSO#10843)

Fire Station 16 - 939 Barton Street, Stoney CreekEdit

Built 1995

  • Pump 16 (310728) - 2000 Pierce Saber (1050/600/12A/12B) (SN#10846-02) (Ex-Pump 17, ex-Pump 15)
  • Tanker 16 (300980) - 2017 KME Panther MFD (840/1600) (GSO#10477)
  • Squad 16 (300660) - 2001 Ford F-550 / SVI (250/200/30F)
  • Fire Safety House - tandem axle trailer

Fire Station 17 - 363 Isaac Brock Drive, Stoney CreekEdit

Built 1985

  • Engine 17 (300620) - 2006 KME Excel LFD (1050/500/15A) (GSO#6369)
  • Tanker 17 [3] (300710) - 2003 Spartan Metro Star FF MFD / Almonte (1050/1800/30F) (SN#17589)

Fire Station 18 - 2636 Highway 56, BinbrookEdit

Built 2001

  • Pump 18 (300987) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (1050/840)
  • Ladder 18 (300651) - 2001 Spartan Gladiator FF MFD / Luverne/Smeal (1750/500/105' rear-mount) (Ex-Ladder 9)
  • Tanker 18 (300989) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (840/2085) (GSO#10845)
  • Support 18 (342143) - 2000 Ford E-Series / 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 (300988) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (1050/840) (GSO#10840)
  • Tanker 19 (300993) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (840/2085) (GSO#10844)
  • Rescue 19 (300924) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD walk-around (GSO#7976) (Ex-Rescue 12, ex-Rescue 6)

Fire Station 20 - 661 Garner Road East, AncasterEdit

Built 2009

  • Ladder 20 (300905) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/415/100' rear-mount)

Fire Station 21 - 365 Wilson Street West, AncasterEdit

Built 1990

  • Engine 21 (300903) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/30F) (GSO#7246)
  • Pump 21 [4] (310727) - 2000 Pierce Saber (1050/600/12A/12B) (SN#10846-01) (Ex-Pump 12)
  • Tanker 21 [5] (300952) - 2015 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/1600/20F)
  • Rescue 21 [6] (300672) - 2004 GMC C7500 / Dependable/1992 Paling

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

Built 2011

  • Training 1 Chevrolet Impala (grey)
  • Training 2 (300916) - 2010 Ford F-150
  • Supply 2 (300658) - 2014 Ford F-250
  • Training 3
  • Training 4 (300705) - 2014 Chevrolet 2500 series van
  • Car 10 - 2015 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor (Former Car 1)
  • Pump 90 (300631) - 1997 KME Excel (1050/500)
  • Ladder 90 (320216) - 2000 Pierce Dash (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
  • (340552) - 1999 Freightliner FL-80 / C-Max pumper (1050/1000) (Ex-Pump 19)

Fire Station 23 - 19 Memorial Square, DundasEdit

Built 1972

  • Engine 23 (300979) - 2017 KME Panther LFD (1050/500/20F) (GSO#10476)
  • Support 23 (Confined space rescue) (342139) - 2000 Ford E-Series / Demers (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 LFD (1050/500/30F)
  • Ladder 24 [7] (300927) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD (1050/400/100' rear-mount) (GSO#8096) (Ex-Ladder 4)
  • Tanker 24 [8] (300908) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/1680/25F)
  • Support 24 [9] (300661) - 2001 Ford F-550 / SVI (250/200/30F) (Ex-Squad 24, ex-Squad 1)

Fire Station 25 - 361 Old Brock Road, GreensvilleEdit

Built 1967/2000

  • Pump 25 (300990) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (1050/840) (GSO#10841)
  • Tanker 25 (300981) - 2017 KME Panther MFD (840/1600) (GSO#10478)
  • Rescue 25 (300975) - 2017 KME Predator 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 (300991) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (1050/840) (GSO#10842)
  • Tanker 26 (300909) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/1680/25F) (GSO#7293)
  • Support 26 (342215) - 2001 Ford E-Series/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 FF MFD / Almonte (1050/1800/30F) (SN#17494)
  • Squad 27 - 2013 Ford F-550 / KME (250/200)

Fire Station 28 - 1801 Brock Road, FreeltonEdit

Built 1962/1994

  • Pump 28 (300951) - 2015 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/1600/20F)
  • Squad 28 (300662) - 2001 Ford F-550 / SVI (250/200/30F)
  • Tanker 28 (350454) - 1999 Freightliner FL-80 / Superior (port./2500) (SN#SE 2046)

Fire Station 29 (Fire Prevention) - 55 King William StreetEdit

  • Fire Prevention 1 - Chevrolet Impala
  • Fire Prevention 2 (300915) - 2010 Ford F-150 (Ex-Area Commander)
Fire Prevention also operates a fleet of compact sedans, Vans and 2 pick ups

Fire Station 30 (Stores) - 489 Victoria Avenue NorthEdit

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

Spare ApparatusEdit

  • Ladder 40 (300650) - 2001 Spartan Gladiator FF MFD / Luverne/Smeal (1750/500/105' rear-mount) (SN#11069) (Ex-Ladder 10, ex-Ladder 1)
  • Tanker 40 (330649) - 2001 GMC C8500 / Almonte (350/2500) (Ex-Tanker 21)
  • Support 40 (342213) 1999 Ford / Demers
  • Engine 41 (300801) - 2003 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Almonte (1050/500/180A/40B) (Ex-Pump 12, ex-Pump 11)
  • Ladder 41 (300642) [10] - 1999 American LaFrance Eagle 134 / Smeal (1750/500/105' rear-mount) (Ex-Ladder 15, ex-Ladder 4, ex-Ladder 2, ex-Ladder 1)
  • 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)
  • Pump 43 (330311) - 1999 Spartan Advantage MFD / Almonte (1050/900) (Ex-Pump 26, ex-Pump 21, ex-Pump 311)
  • Pump 44 (300649) - 2004 KME Excel (1050/600/30F) (GSO#5615) (Ex-Pump 23, ex-Pump 21)
  • Engine 45 (300676) - 2006 KME Excel (1050/500/15A) (GSO#6532) (Ex-Engine 8)
  • Pump 46 (300669) - 2003 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Almonte (1050/500/180A/40B) (SN#17701) (Ex-Pump 6)
  • Pump 47 (300643) [11] - 1999 American LaFrance Eagle 148 / Almonte (1500/500/30F) (Ex-Pump 1)
  • Pump 48 (300644) [12] - 1999 American LaFrance Eagle 148 / Almonte (1500/500/30F) (Ex-Pump 2, ex-Pump 4)

Assignment UnknownEdit

  • (350421) - 1999 Freightliner FL-80 / Superior pumper (1050/650) (SN#SE 1984) (ex-Pump 25)

New DeliveriesEdit

  • Pump 9 (300995) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (1050/500/40F)
  • Ladder - 2019 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/415/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#10837)

Retired ApparatusEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Department owned, volunteer operated
  2. Volunteer owned/operated
  3. Volunteer
  4. Volunteer
  5. Volunteer
  6. Volunteer
  7. Volunteer
  8. Volunteer
  9. Volunteer
  10. Originally yellow, repainted white over red
  11. Originally yellow, repainted white over red
  12. Originally yellow, repainted white over red
All yellow apparatus have been taken out of service as of May 12, 2018.

Future PlansEdit

  • Rescue 1 is to be replaced with an Urban Pumper (Pump 1). Rescue 4 is to be replaced with an Engine (Engine 4). Rescue 1 and 4 are to become Rescue 18 and 28, replacing Support 18 and Squad 28.
  • Rescue 90 is to be converted into Air 6 once the front-line Rescues have moved.
  • Engine 5 is to be replaced with a Ladder (Ladder 5).
  • HFD has begun training firefighters from 2 full-time and 3 volunteer stations as water and ice rescue technicians and provide them with the necessary equipment for these rescues. This will create a tri-service response between the HFD, Police Service and Hamilton Beach Rescue.
  • A shift Training/Safety Officer position will be created in 2020. One firefighter will be assigned per shift and will assist the existing safety officer with accountability. In addition, they will have a role in training.
  • In 2020, A second crew will be established during the day (8 am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday) at Station 24. A similar day crew will be established at Station 17.
  • The construction of a second Station in Waterdown is set to begin in 2020. Once completed, it will house an Engine and Ladder, both staffed full-time. Existing Station 24 will become fully volunteer.
  • In 2020, the HFD will purchase a large-capacity Foam Unit, as well as a small, off-road ATV with a pump and stretcher, in order to support rescue and firefighting operations on trails. They will also investigate the purchase of a drone.
  • In 2021, the HFD will begin daytime staffing at Stations 16 and 18 (8 am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday).
  • In 2021, the HFD will either re negotiate the lease or purchase the land that Station 14 is currently located on. They will also begin the process of relocating the Mechanical Division and Stores to Station 22 on Stone Church Road.
  • In 2023, construction of a new Composite Station in Elfrida will begin. This Station will be composite and manned 24/7
  • In 2024, full-time staffing will begin at Station 16. In 2026, Station 18 will have full-time staffing.
  • In 2027, an Urban Pumper and crew will be added to either Station 10 or 23.

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