Title and statement of responsibility area
Halifax Fire Department records of fire
General material designation
- Textual record
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Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
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Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
Companies records 1930-1947; Records of fire 1903-1917, 1919-1922, 1931-1939, 1946-1980 (Creation)
Physical description area
12 v. of textual records
Publisher's series area
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Archival description area
Name of creator
Scope and content
Sub-series consists of ledgers recording calls attended by the City of Halifax Fire Department, called "companies records", and "records of fires". The companies records include the date, time, address of fire, number of ladders raised and the gallons of chemicals used. The records of fires include the date, time, address of fire, name of owner and the number of occupants in the dwelling, the type of occupants (e.g. tenants or owners), the cause of fire, the cost of damage and type of building and roof construction (wood, shingle, etc.). From 1973 the type of apparatus called to each fire is listed in the "Remarks" column. See the attached explanation of codes for the types of apparati.
Immediate source of acquisition
Records of Fire and Companies Records are chronological.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
The ledgers naming the building owner may contain personal information. Access is restricted for 100 years after the record was created, or 20 years after the death of the identified individual. Contact an archivist for details.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Nova Scotia Fire Marshall Reports also have details about fires. These can be found in the Appendices to the Nova Scotia Journals and Proceedings of the House of Assembly.
See attached listing for dates of ledgers.