Loyalty, Tradition and Progress: History of the Belleville Fire Department
Discover the history of the Belleville Fire Department in this fascinating and interactive local history exhibit developed by Glanmore National Historic Site in partnership with Belleville Fire and Rescue.
The citizens of Belleville have relied on Belleville firefighters in their times of greatest need. Volunteer fire brigades were organized in Belleville as early as the 1830s. Several volunteer fire companies worked independently until they were joined as one in 1877. The full-time fire department was established in 1916. Today’s Belleville Fire & Rescue is dedicated to education, compliance and response.
Learn about 180+ years of firefighting in Belleville;
Search the map to find out about significant fires in Belleville’s history;
Discover the inner workings of hoses and protective gear;
Snap a selfie wearing a bunker coat;
Plan your visit:
The exhibit is located at :
Belleville Fire & Rescue Headquarters, Fire Station No. 1,
60 Bettes Street, Belleville, ON
Belleville Fire Hall Business Line – 613-962-2010 (General Inquiries)