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Loyalty, Tradition and Progress Exhibit

Loyalty, Tradition and Progress: History of the Belleville Fire Department

New motorized fire trucks outside Fire Station 1, Front Street, Belleville

New motorized fire trucks outside Fire Station 1, Front Street, Belleville.

Blacks Meat Market Fire. 1962

Blacks Meat Market Fire, 1962

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; 

  • and more! 

 

 

timeline of fire department

Gear up, dress the firefighter in gear from different periods

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)

 

 

 

 

Dave checks out the selfie zone
img_00451Loyalty, Tradition and Progress was developed by Glanmore National Historic Site in partnership with Belleville Fire and Rescue. Glanmore National Historic Site is mandated to collect, preserve, promote and present local history of the Belleville region. This exhibit enables Glanmore to celebrate an aspect of the community’s history outside of the restored room displays in the historic house.
History of the Belleville Fire Department

A Brief History of the Belleville Fire Department


Historic Fires in Belleville

Significant Fires

Learn more about some of Belleville's historic fires.

Horse drawn sled carrying ladders.Horse-drawn ladder cart, circa 1880sthe remains of St. Thomas Anglican church following a fire in 1876Cities Services FireCities Services FireBlack smoke from the Cities Services Firefire at the corner of Victoria Avenue and Front Street