History[edit | edit source]

Upper Hammonds Plains is a community in northwestern Halifax County with a majority Black population. Faced with spotty responses from Hammonds Plains, Bedford and Sackville, possibly due to racism, community members held a meeting to look into forming a community fire department in 1964. The department itself was organized in 1966 and its fire station built in 1970. The fire department was known as Canada's first all Black volunteer fire department.

In 1996, Upper Hammonds Plains and the other fire departments of Halifax County were amalgamated to form the Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Service.

Fire Stations[edit | edit source]

Station Address In Service Notes
Fire Station 948 Pockwock Rd. 1970-1996 (amalgamation) Became Halifax Regional Fire Station 51. Closed in 2013.

Apparatus[edit | edit source]

  • All pump/tank measurements are in Imperial gallons.
  • Halifax Regional Municipality shop numbers in brackets.
(87-205E) - 1987 Ford C / Phoenix pumper (ex-Hammonds Plains Volunteer Fire Department)
1981 Chevrolet C70 / Thibault tanker
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