Bedford Row #1

Commissioned: 1888

Decommissioned: 1904

Associated company: Union Engine Company

On August 10, 1888, steps were taken to purchase a fourth steam fire engine[1], which would be housed in the old city market building[2] on the corner of George and Bedford Row and known as the № 4 engine house. The City later sold the property to Edward O’Bryan, who agreed on July 20, 1892[3] to let the Fire Department occupy the premises for one year, but the City ended up renting the premises until around the time the Bedford Row engine house was opened in 1904. The motto of this engine house was “Waterfront Protection Boys”.


[1] Halifax Municipal Archives, City Council minutes of August 10, 1888, p. 183

[2] Halifax Municipal Archives, Halifax Annual Civic Report 1888-1889, p. 82

[3] Halifax Municipal Archives, City Council minutes of July 20, 1892, pp. 79-80

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