Although the Halifax Fire Museum no longer exists this page has been recreated to preserve and honor the memory of the many firefighters who have served throughout history. The men and women who put their lives on the line daily are a special breed indeed. The lessons which they teach us on a daily basis about bravery, honor and brotherhood are an inspiration to us all and teach us an important code of ethics by which to govern our lives.
At this point we would also like to make a special mention of the Firefighters’ Museum of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth.
Imagine the screeching ring of the fire warning bell, the stink of acrid, thick smoke and the heat of scalding steam as the fire fighters of past times raced to rescue endangered and burning homes in towns and villages across Nova Scotia and Yarmouth. All this and more awaits you when you visit the Firefighters’ Museum of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth. Here you can see with your own eyes the antiquated fire engines used in the region from the 1800s right up to the 1930s. Be amazed by antiquated hand powered engines such as the Amoskeag Steamer from 1863, which is Canada’s oldest horse drawn steam engine. You can also take to the wheel of a 1933 Chev Bickle pumper while discovering firefighting history and legends in the province. The museum also has a fine collection of antique toy fire engines, firefighters uniforms, and also a collection of patches, shoulder crests and badges from international fire departments around the world.
We would also like to make special mention of the businesses and individuals and government agencies who have supported us, in particular the Novia Scotia government. We’d also like to thank Dr Griffiths and the other individuals who have given up their time to make this project possible. We’d also like to share some web links regarding Dr Griffiths which may be of interest –