Vintage Fire Truck Photographs from Toronto

For my latest curated collection of historic images from Toronto, I put together some vintage fire truck photographs from the Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Archives. I love the various designs of trucks and the scenes that the shots are set.

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1931 - Pumper No. 12 at Don Rowing Club fire
1931 – Pumper No. 12 at Don Rowing Club fire
1929 -Islington, fire truck which overturned
1929 -Islington, fire truck which overturned
1929 - American LaFrance truck at the CNE, salvaged and rebuilt after crash with streetcar at Yonge and Dundas streets
1929 – American LaFrance truck at the CNE, salvaged and rebuilt after crash with streetcar at Yonge and Dundas streets
1928 - Pumper No. 17 at CNE Firehall
1928 – Pumper No. 17 at CNE Firehall
1928 - Deputy Chief George Sinclair and Buick car and driver, Adelaide Street
1928 – Deputy Chief George Sinclair and Buick car and driver, Adelaide Street
1927-1940 - White hose and combination truck, possibly No. 6, at 2nd-alarm fire, Jarvis and Richmond streets
1927-1940 – White hose and combination truck, possibly No. 6, at 2nd-alarm fire, Jarvis and Richmond streets
1927-1940 - New Golfredson-Bickle pumper No. 9 at 2nd-alarm fire, Queen and Dennison streets
1927-1940 – New Golfredson-Bickle pumper No. 9 at 2nd-alarm fire, Queen and Dennison streets
1927-1940 - Firetruck at CNE Firehall
1927-1940 – Firetruck at CNE Firehall
1927-1940 - Fire Hall No. 12, Bolton Avenue, on day of closing
1927-1940 – Fire Hall No. 12, Bolton Avenue, on day of closing
1927-1940 - City Service truck re Ford tractor re J.K. Lee' s suggestion to Chief Russell, Fire Station No. 14
1927-1940 – City Service truck re Ford tractor re J.K. Lee’ s suggestion to Chief Russell, Fire Station No. 14
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1938 – Firemen distribute cheer to Toronto hostels. With their fire truck well loaded with apples; these members of the Toronto fire department set out to bring cheer to the fivc Toronto hostels. They also took along fruit; nuts and candy. This year the Toronto Fire Fighters’ association decided to do these Christmas giving on their own instead of joining with civic employees. The mailed cheques totalling $2;000 to 14 Toronto charitable organizations including The Star Santa Claus Fund.
1954 - Fire Hall, York, Weston Road, south west corner King St. Crescent. Toronto, Ont
1954 – Fire Hall, York, Weston Road, south west corner King St. Crescent. Toronto, Ont
1955 - Fire Hall, Etobicoke, Superior Ave., e. side, n. of Lake Shore Blvd. W
1955 – Fire Hall, Etobicoke, Superior Ave., e. side, n. of Lake Shore Blvd. W
1960 - Fire Department #6 Station
1960 – Fire Department #6 Station
1963 - Fire Department training tower in North York
1963 – Fire Department training tower in North York
1965 - North York Fire Department Salvage and rescue truck
1965 – North York Fire Department Salvage and rescue truck
1970? - Small fire truck [?] on Island
1970? – Small fire truck [?] on Island
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1972 – bandage around his head; walks department pumper truck carrying who was killed fighting restaurant fire Saturday on Queen St. near Roncesvalles Ave. More than 850 firemen; including 300 from outside Toronto; surrounding boroughs; attended funeral today.
1974 - View of fire truck in front of Terminal A of Union Station
1974 – View of fire truck in front of Terminal A of Union Station
1975 - Fire truck
1975 – Fire truck
1977 - Scarborough Fire Department canteen truck and men
1977 – Scarborough Fire Department canteen truck and men
1977 - Scarborough Fire Department canteen truck and men 2
1977 – Scarborough Fire Department canteen truck and men 2
1980 - fire truck at No. 16 Fire Station
1980 – fire truck at No. 16 Fire Station
1982 - View of fire truck and ladder at Adelaide Street East and Toronto Street
1982 – View of fire truck and ladder at Adelaide Street East and Toronto Street

 

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