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Port Colborne, Ontario
Fire Engine Photos
No: 11083   Contributor: C Lucas   Year: 2000   Manufacturer: Superior   Country: Canada
Port Colborne, Ontario

I can't offer any details on these apparatus. I like this photo. I was on holiday in Ontario visiting family and friends in 2000. We were driving from Toronto to Buffalo via the roads less travelled when I came across the fire station with an engine out front. Family and friends were forced to wait while I went over for a look-see and photo.
Picture added on 15 September 2008
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Your shot neatly captures the bilious green / yellow era, of a small-town fire-hall and its trucks.

Pumper on the apron, is from Superior Fire, Red Deer, Alberta - firm since taken over by a bigger concern.

Not familar with the truck behind it, in the bay - looks like the newest truck. Truck on left is probably another Canadian Fire Manufacturer, on a Ford chassis - the oldest one here.

Your long-suffering(!) family and friends having to wait - was well worth it, for this photo.

Regards, from Canada, Pat_R-B

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 18 September 2008.
Port Colborne, Ontario. At the time this was taken there was 3 active Stations within the city. This was Station 1. Port Colborne is a composite Dept. At the time of the 3 Stations, they had a paid pumper on the West Side and one on the East side of the Welland Canal (Station 2). The other 2 trucks (rescue and aerial)at Station 1 was run by Volunteers as well as the tanker at station 2 and pumper at station 3. The truck behind the pumper is another older pumper I beleive and the Ford is Either their old Rescue or Aerial. This Station no longer Stands. They have since built a new Headquarters which oddly enough sits on a peice of land in between 2 sections of the Canal. The 3rd Hall out of town in the country, is no longer used and the old Station 2 now houses antique trucks I beleive. The only active truck in this photo today is the Superior. I beleive The Superior was the pumper from the West Side the time this was taken but I could be wrong, and today it runs as a 3rd Pumper out. I should add that only the 1st run pumper in Port Colborne is a paid truck, the rest is run by Volunteers.

Added by Will McPherson on 04 December 2008.
To add to the above - the Ford in the bay on the left is a 1979 Ford C / Pierreville 100' midmount aerial. It has since been replaced. The Mack is a 1987 Mack / Superior 1050/700 pump, which sounds like it's out of service based on the last entry. The rig on the apron is a 1991 Pierce Dash / Superior 1050/700 pump and as noted is still in service as a reserve unit.

Added by Dean on 02 May 2009.
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