History of the

WEST VANCOUVER FIRE SERVICE

Fire Department History Cont'd.

2000

Smeal Pumper Truck purchased.
2001
Smeal 100 foot Aerial Truck purchased.
2002
Doug Trussler arrives from Toronto Fire Services to become Fire Chief (April 24).
Ron Olson retires as fire chief on April 30.
2003
Deputy Chief and 3 Assistant Chiefs each take over 1 shift each to manage.
First two female Firefighters hired.
Final year of West Vancouver Santa Claus Fund. Ruth Stout had run this since the opening of No. 1 Fire Hall – 1967.
2004
New Smeal engine and SVI rescue truck.
2005
New No. 2 Fire Hall relocated to 6272 Marine Drive (current building).

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