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City of Edmonton. Fire Department fonds
General material designation
City of Edmonton. Emergency Response Department fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds.
Level of description
CA EDM edm-1808
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- City of Edmonton. Fire Department
Physical description area
18 m of textual records. -- 301 photographs
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Edmonton's Fire Department began in 1892 with the creation of a volunteer fire brigade. A year later, Edmonton's first fire hall was opened. The volunteer corps continued until a paid system was organized in 1906 with R. G. Davidson as Fire Chief. The Fire Department also provided emergency services and an ambulance was donated to the department in 1908. In 1912, due to the amalgamations of Edmonton and Strathcona, the Edmonton and Strathcona Fire Departments were combined. In 1917, the firefighters organized a union. Until 1921 the department used horse drawn apparatus to fight fires. In 1964, the Jasper Place Fire Department was amalgamated into the Edmonton Department. In 1994, the name of the department was changed to the Emergency Response Department but the functions of the department remained essentially the same.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of materials created by the City of Edmonton's Fire Department and its successor, the Emergency Response Department between 1907 and 1996. The fonds consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, ledgers, photographs, personnel files, records of alarms and other materials.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred from the City of Edmonton Fire Department and Emergency Services Department between 1961 and 2001.
Language of material
- The material is in English.
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Some of the materials are restricted. Contact reference archivist for further details.
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Record No. RG 70<br><br>