Moose Jaw in Moose Jaw No. 161, Saskatchewan — The Prairie Region
Central Fire Station
At the time of its opening, the main floor housed the chief's buggy, ten horse stalls and four fire rigs which included a chemical engine, hose wagon and ladder truck. The second floor provided sleeping accommodations for the firemen and an apartment for the fire chief. A gymnasium was located on the top floor.
In 1912, the fire department ceased to be a volunteer brigade and now had 27 full-time, paid firefighters. Moose Jaw boasted that its fire department was “equal to any in western Canada.” Motorization came in 1914.
The building served for 80 years as the city's central fire hall.
[Caption] Rice #9 Central Fire Station.
Moose Jaw Art Museum, National Exhibition Centre
Community Tourism Assistance Program
Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee
Tourism Moose Jaw
Public Library Archives
Text by: Leith Knight
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 50° 23.562′ N, 105° 32.286′ W. Marker is in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in Moose Jaw No. 161. Marker is on Fairford Street West just west of 1st Avenue NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw SK S6H S6H, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fire Hall 1909-10 (here, next to this marker); City Hall 1912-14 (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Main Street from CPR Station, c. 1908 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Private George Lawrence Price (approx. half a kilometer away); Public Library 1912-13 (approx. half a kilometer away).
Also see . . .
1. Moose Jaw Fire Hall. Canadian Register of Historic Places listing for the fire hall, which was designated in 1982. (HistoricPlaces.ca) (Submitted on April 30, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Moose Jaw Fire Station. Description, heritage value and defining characteristics of the historic fire hall. (City of Moose Jaw) (Submitted on April 30, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 30, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.