The Victoria Fire Department Historical Society was created in the early 1990s, as a component of the VFD, to preserve the more than 140-year history of the Victoria Fire Department. Officially a component of the Department, the Historical Society membership includes both active and retired Victoria firefighters as well as interested members of the community. They are, in a very real sense, a product of the successful restoration of the Department's 1899 steam pumper, the "Charles E. Redfern" to full operation. A large and varied collection of photographs, documents, artifacts, and fire apparatus was collected over this period and responsibility for its care rests with the Society. They operate a small museum situated in a special section at No.2 Fire Hall, located at 650 Michigan Street, Victoria, BC. The display incorporates two-dimensional material and artifacts which illustrate the history of the VFD and the development of firefighting technology generally. The VFD Historical Society’s website can be visited at www.victoriafirehistorical.ca.
Victoria, BC Fire Department Historical Society