Visit the Municipal Archives to view Fire Department records for the:
• City of Halifax Fire Department
• Dartmouth Fire Department
• Bedford Fire Department
• Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services, and various volunteer forces in communities within Halifax County.
Curious about ancestors who served with the Fire Department?
The Municipal Archives has Halifax Fire Department companies ledgers (1930-1947), which detail the day-to-day work of fire stations and firefighters, as well as a roll of members documenting employee names, salaries, the fire station and house employees belonged to, and dates of hiring and retirement/resignation.
For Dartmouth there are Lists of firemen and the widows of deceased firemen (1885, 1891-1903, 1909), supplied by the Dartmouth Engine Co., the Union Protection Company of Dartmouth, and the Dartmouth Axe and Ladder Co.
Interested in historic fires?
Records of Fires (1903-1980) provide information on the date, time and address of a fire, the number of occupants in the dwelling, the cause of fire, and the cost of damage.