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

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History[]

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 Stations[]

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

Department Profile[]

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.

Fleet[]

Currently the HFD fleet is comprised of the following:

Career Staffed Units[]

  • 12 Engines (Rescue Pumpers)
    • E1, E2, E3, E4, E7, E8, E11, E12, E17, E21, E23, E24
  • 3 Pumpers (P1, P6, P9)
  • 7 Aerials
    • 6 103' Rear-Mount Ladders (L1, L5, L9, L10, L12, L20)
    • 1 81’ Mid-Mount Platform (L4)
  • 1 Air Supply Unit (Air 6)

Day-Staffed Units[]

  • 1 Pumper (P17) - Out of service when not day-staffed
  • 1 100' Rear-Mount Ladder (L24) - Volunteer operated when not day-staffed

Volunteer Staffed Units[]

  • 9 Pumpers (P15, P16, P18, P19, P21, P25, P26, P27, P28)
  • 1 100' Rear-Mount Ladder (L18)
  • 11 Tankers (TK14, TK16, TK17, TK18, TK19, TK21, TK24, TK25, TK26, TK27, TK28)
  • 5 Rescues (R18, R19, R21, R25, R28)
  • 2 Squads (S16, S27)
  • 1 Support Unit (S26)
  • 1 Urban Interface Brush Unit (B25)

Cross-Staffed Support Units[]

  • 2 Supply Units (Supply 1 & 2)
  • 1 Confined Space Support Unit (S23)
  • 1 Haz-Mat / Command Unit (S4)
  • 1 Haz-Mat / Decon Unit (HM2)
  • 1 Mobile Command Centre
  • 1 Rehab Unit (Box 43 volunteer staffed)

Chief/Officer Vehicles[]

  • 1 Platoon Chief (PC1)
  • 2 District Chiefs (DC2, DC3)
  • 2 Safety Officers (C73, C74)

Various miscellaneous apparatus and officer vehicles included.

Special Operations[]

The HFD Technical Rescue Team is trained for perform Rope and Confined Space Rescues and consists of:

  • Engine 3
  • Engine 12
  • Engine 17
  • Engine 23
  • Support 23
  • Volunteer Station 25

The HFD Haz-Mat Team consists of:

  • Engine 4
  • Engine 8
  • Engine 11
  • Ladder 4
  • HazMat 2
  • Support 4

On Haz-Mat calls, the crew of Ladder 4 staffs Haz-Mat 2 and Support 4.

Apparatus Roster[]

  • 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 Dundas, 330 Ancaster, 340 Glanbrook and 350 Flamborough. 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 North[]

Built 1913, renovated/expanded in 1976 and 2006

  • Pump 1 (300996) - 2020 KME Panther MFD (1050/500/40F) (GSO#11088)
  • Engine 1 (300954) - 2014 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/25F) (GSO#9419)
  • Ladder 1 (300976) - 2017 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/420/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#10399)
  • Platoon Chief 1 (301001) - 2020 Ford F-250
  • Supply 1 (300943) - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Air 1 (300929) - 2011 Mercedes Sprinter (Equipped with drone) (Ex-Maintenance 3)
  • Spare Chief Vehicle (300917) - 2009 Ford Expedition Max

Fire Station 2 - 1400 Upper Wellington Street[]

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

Fire Station 3 - 965 Garth Street[]

Built 1978/2000

  • Engine 3 (300619) - 2006 KME Excel LFD (1050/500/15A) (Rehab 2019)

Fire Station 4 - 729 Upper Sherman Avenue[]

Built 1994

  • Engine 4 (300902) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/30F) (GSO#7249) (Ex-Engine 9, ex-Engine 6)
  • Ladder 4 (300925) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD (1050/300/81' AerialCat mid-mount platform) (GSO#8095) (Ex-Ladder 1)
  • 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 East[]

Built 2011

  • Ladder 5 (300986) - 2019 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/420/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#10836)
  • Command Unit (300706) - 2002 International / LDV Specialty Vehicles 2016 Rebuild
  • Car 73 (Safety Officer) (301000) - 2020 Ford F-250

Fire Station 6 - 246 Wentworth Street North[]

Built 1982

  • Pump 6 (300994) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (1050/500/40F) (GSO#10838)
  • Support 6 (300662) - 2001 Ford F-550 / SVI (250/200/30F) (Ex-Squad 28)
  • Car 74 (Safety Officer)
  • 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-HFD Shop No. 300638)
  • Parade - 1926 Bickle / Ahrens-Fox pumper

Fire Station 7 - 225 Quigley Road[]

Built 1985

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

Fire Station 8 - 400 Melvin Avenue[]

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[]

Built 2002

  • Pump 9 (300995) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (1050/500/40F) (GSO#10945)
  • Ladder 9 (300962) - 2015 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/420/20F/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#9846)

Fire Station 10 - 1455 Main Street West[]

Built 1953/2000

  • Ladder 10 (300949) - 2014 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/420/20F/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#9422)

Fire Station 11 - 24 Ray Street South, West[]

Built 1959, renovated/expanded 2013

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

Fire Station 12 - 199 Highway 8, Stoney Creek[]

Built 1989

  • Engine 12 (300977) - 2017 KME Panther LFD (1050/500/20F) (GSO#10474)
  • Ladder 12 (300985) - 2019 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/420/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#10837)

Fire Station 13 (Mechanical Division) - 177 Bay Street North[]

  • Maintenance 1 (300999) - 2020 Ford F-250
  • Maintenance 2 (300948) - 2014 Nissan NV2500 van
  • Mobile Fire Pump Testing and Training Unit (300945) - 2013 pump testing trailer

Fire Station 14 - 595 Chapel Hill Road, Elfrida[]

  • Tanker 14 (300907) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/1680/25F) (GSO#7295)

Fire Station 15 - 415 Arvin Avenue, Stoney Creek[]

Built 1995

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

Fire Station 16 - 939 Barton Street, Stoney Creek[]

Built 1995

  • Pump 16 (301005) - 2021 KME Panther MFD (1050/840) (GSO#11285)
  • 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 Creek[]

Built 1985

  • Engine 17 (300926) - 2011 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/20F) (GSO#8141) (Ex-Engine 5)
  • Pump 17 [3] (300801) - 2003 Spartan Gladiator Classic MFD / Almonte (1050/500/40F) (Ex-Pump 41, ex-Pump 12, ex-Pump 11)
  • Tanker 17 [4] (300951) - 2015 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/1600/20F) (Ex-Pump 28)

Fire Station 18 - 2636 Regional Road 56, Binbrook[]

Built 2001

  • Pump 18 (300987) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (1050/840) (GSO#10839)
  • Ladder 18 (300905) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/420/100' rear-mount) (Ex-Ladder 20)
  • Tanker 18 (300989) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (840/2000) (GSO#10844)
  • Rescue 18 (300922) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD walk-around (GSO#7974) (Ex-Rescue 1)
  • Support 18 (342143) - 2000 Ford E-Series / Demers

Fire Station 19 - 3302 Homestead Drive, Mount Hope[]

Built 1991

  • Pump 19 (300988) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (1050/840) (GSO#10840)
  • Tanker 19 (300993) - 2019 KME Panther MFD (840/2000) (GSO#10845)
  • 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, Ancaster[]

Built 2009

  • Ladder 20 (300997) - 2020 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/400/103' AerialCat rear-mount) (GSO#11089)

Fire Station 21 - 365 Wilson Street West, Ancaster[]

Built 1990

  • Engine 21 (300903) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/30F) (GSO#7246)
  • Pump 21 [4] (301006) - 2021 KME Panther MFD (1050/840) (GSO#11286)
  • Tanker 21[4] (300952) - 2015 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/1600/20F)
  • Rescue 21[4] (300672) - 2004 GMC C7500 / Dependable / 1992 Paling

Fire Station 22 (Training Academy) - 1227 Stone Church Road East[]

Built 2011

  • Car 1 (Fire Chief) - 2020 Ford Explorer
  • Training 1 - Chevrolet Impala
  • 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 Police Interceptor Sedan (Ex-Car 1)
  • Support 41 (300967) - 2016 Miska
  • Ladder 90 (320216) - 2000 Pierce Dash quint (1050/300/30F/75' rear-mount) (SN#10860) (Ex-Ladder 90, ex-Ladder 24)
  • RIT Trailer - Mobile Firefighter Training Unit
  • (350421) - 1999 Freightliner FL 80 / Superior pumper (1050/650) (SN#SE 1984) (Ex-Pump 25)

Fire Station 23 - 19 Memorial Square, Dundas[]

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 - Bertha 1930 Maple Leaf / Bickle pumper

Fire Station 24 - 256 Parkside Drive, Waterdown[]

Built 1992

  • Engine 24 (300901) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/500/30F)
  • Ladder 24 [5] (300927) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD (1050/400/100' rear-mount) (GSO#8096) (Ex-Ladder 4)
  • Tanker 24 [4] (300908) - 2008 KME Predator Severe Service LFD (1050/1680/25F)
  • Support 24 [4] (300661) - 2001 Ford F-550 / SVI (250/200/30F) (Ex-Squad 24, ex-Squad 1)

Fire Station 25 - 361 Old Brock Road, Greensville[]

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, Lynden[]

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, Rockton[]

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) (Ex-Tanker 14)
  • Squad 27 - 2013 Ford F-550 / KME (250/200)

Fire Station 28 - 1801 Brock Road, Freelton[]

Built 1962/1994

  • Pump 28 (301007) - 2021 KME Panther MFD (1050/840)
  • Tanker 28 (350454) - 1999 Freightliner FL 80 / Superior (port./2500) (SN#SE 2046)
  • Rescue 28 (300923) - 2010 KME Severe Service LFD walk-around (GSO#7975) (Ex-Rescue 4)

Fire Station 29 (Fire Prevention) - 55 King William Street[]

  • 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 North[]

Spare Apparatus[]

  • 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 (300620) - 2006 KME Excel LFD (1050/500/15A) (GSO#6369) (Ex-Engine 17)
  • Ladder 41 (300642) [6] - 1999 American LaFrance Eagle 134 / Smeal (1750/500/105' rear-mount) (Ex-Ladder 15, ex-Ladder 4, ex-Ladder 2, ex-Ladder 1)
  • Ladder 42 (300651) - 2001 Spartan Gladiator FF MFD / Luverne / Smeal (1750/500/105' rear-mount) (Ex-Ladder 18, ex-Ladder 9)
  • Pump 42 (300802) - 1998 American LaFrance Eagle 148RR / 2002 RD Murray (1050/500/40F) (Ex-Pump 23, ex-Ottawa Fire Services, originally Cumberland Township Fire Department) (Purchased by Hamilton in 2003)
  • 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) [6]1999 American LaFrance Eagle 148 / Almonte (1500/500/30F) (Ex-Pump 1
  • Pump 48 (310728) - 2000 Pierce Saber (1050/600/12A/12B) (SN#10846-02) (Ex-Pump 16, Pump 17, ex-Pump 15)
  • Pump 49 (310727) - 2000 Pierce Saber (1050/600/12A/12B) (SN#10846-01) (Ex-Pump 21, ex-Pump 12)

New Assignments (To be placed in service)[]

  • Tanker 28 - 2021 KME Panther MFD

Assignment Unknown[]

  • (300953) - 2014 Ford Expedition Max (Ex-Car 73)
  • (300710) - 2003 Spartan Metro Star FF MFD / Almonte pumper/tanker (1050/1800/30F) (SN#17589) (Ex-Tanker 17)
  • (300920) - 2009 Ford Expedition Max (Ex-Platoon Chief 1)
  • (300638) - 2006 Dodge Sprinter 3500 van (Ex-Maintenance 1)

On Order[]

  • Pump 27 - 2021 KME Panther MFD (1050/840) (Delivery date August 2021)
  • 2 2021 KME aerials (At this time, confirmed for 2021) (Possibly L9 & L10)
  • 7 pick-up trucks for PC1, DC2, DC3, Car 73, Car 74, Spare, Supply 1 & 2. (4 Ford F-250 pick-ups are sitting at Station 30. They are all white and most likely be wrapped.) (Issues with the wrapping. Going back to be fixed or re-wrapped)

Retired Apparatus[]

Notes[]

  1. Department owned, volunteer operated
  2. Volunteer owned/operated
  3. Day staffing. Crew picks unit up from Station 5 and responds out of Station 17.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Volunteer
  5. Day staffing Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
  6. 6.0 6.1 Originally yellow, repainted white over red
All yellow apparatus have been taken out of service as of May 12, 2018.

Future Plans[]

  • Starting in 2021, firefighters from 5 stations (career and volunteer) will be Ice Rescue trained and respond to such calls. Starting in 2022 they will respond to Water Rescue calls with the Hamilton Police Service and Hamilton Beach Rescue.
  • 5-person day crews for Stations 16 and 18 are planned for 2022.
  • Construction on Station 31 in Waterdown, a shared space with Hamilton Police Station 40, is to begin in 2022. Engine 24 and Ladder 24 will be moved there upon completion, with both staffed 24/7.
  • Construction of a new station in Upper Stoney Creek (Centennial and Rymal area) is planned to begin in 2023. It will be staffed by a full-time crew and volunteers.
  • Renovations are planned for Station 16 (2024) and 18 (2026) in order to house 24/7 crews.
  • The Mechanical Division (Station 13) and Stores (Station 30) are planned to be moved to Station 22 on Stone Church Road by 2025.
  • An additional Pumper at either Station 10 or 23 with full-time crew is planned for 2027.

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