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History of the

 

WEST VANCOUVER FIRE SERVICE

Fire Department History  Cont'd.

1934

May 18, fire at Inglewood High School.

Fire at Sherman on October 5 (at this time Sherman was a small community).

1935

Harry Normand - Fire Chief.  July 21, B.C. Electric Powerhouse 18th Street.

1936

Total fire calls that year 64 - House 19, Chimney 22, Bush 21, Car 1, False Alarm 1.  Amount of property endangered $85,900, damage for year $108.

1937

March 27, fire practice held for two hours at Firehall 13th and Argyle - all hose tested, couplings oiled, etc.

April 13, 1962 Bellevue - ceiling fire caused by pipe through roof and rats nest against pipe.  Damage $75.

39 calls - 9 House, 15 Chimney and Roof fires, 10 Bush, 2 practice calls.

Estimated loss for year $1,253.  Expenses - wages $570.50, Equipment $210.80, phone, light and heat $165.47, Insurance on equipment $84.72, Insurance on firefighters $42.00.  Total Budget - $1,073.49

1938

Bill Thompson - Fire Chief.  Year's total damage $844.

1939

Total calls, 39.

1940

51 calls.

West Van Fire Early Fire Protection