2012 marks the 100th anniversary for the St. George Fire Department. Members of the current force have been researching the history and preparing for events in the coming year to mark the anniversary.
Paul McConkey has compiled a brief (and nicely illustrated) history of firefighting in St. George that is available through the County of Brant Public Library website – or by clicking the link: http://images.ourontario.ca/brant/228/Exhibit/1
Paul adapted and updated the history compiled by Gilbert F. Mannen (which is available in the local history collection at the St. George library).
If you have photographs, artifacts or memories related to the history of firefighting in St. George and South Dumfries which you would be prepared to share, please contact the St. George Museum and Archives at 32 Main Street South (519-448-3265) or contact Paul McConkey at the St. George Fire Station, 72 Main Street North, St. George, Ontario N0E 1N0.
|From the County of Brant Public Library Digital Collection