MONTREAL AUXILIARY FIREMEN
POMPIERS AUXILIAIRES DE MONTREAL
The Montreal Auxiliary Firemen -Pompiers Auxiliaires De Montreal is a volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1944. They are more commonly known as the Buffalos, the animal which appears on their crest and emblem.
On Saturday August 21, 2004 the Pompiers Auxiliaires de Montreal ( Montreal Auxiliary Firemen) celebrated 60 years of service to the Montreal Fire Department. Here are photos from the parade and subsequent exposition.
The organization consists of 25 members.
The Buffalos perform three basic functions operating out of Montreal Fire Station 30.
Les Pompiers Auxiliaires de Montreal run and maintain the Fire Museum of Montreal. The museum is located at 5100 Boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal Quebec. The museum is open every Sunday from 1:30 PM to 4.30 PM. and may be reached at Telephone (514) 872-3757 or fax (514) 872-0575 .
For a virtual tour of the museum please see our MONTREAL FIREFIGHTERS MUSEUM page..
The Montreal Auxiliary Firemen's Fire Museum and Headquarters
We collect, restore and exhibit antique fire trucks. These are the vehicles that we frequently exhibit.
1953 Mack Aerial with a Magyrus mechanical ladder
1922 Seagrave Pumper
1952 Fargo Hose Wagon
1931 American Lafrance Pumper (formerly of the Montreal-East Fire Department)
1946 Bickle Seagrave Tiller Ladder (ex Lachine, Quebec), the newest addition to our fleet
19th Century Horse Drawn Hose Wagon (Photo courtesy of Elliot Albert)
19th Century Horse Drawn Steam Engine
The third function that the Buffalos do for the Service de Securite Incendies de Montreal ("SSIM") is that of firefighter rehab and medical support. We operate an ambulance (unit 1230) for the transport of injured firefighters and two canteen units (units 1330 and 1379). We are automatically dispatched to all third alarm (10-13) and greater incidents. On hot summer days we respond on second alarm calls (10-12). Our members are notified by pager and are on call 24 hours. Our canteen provides the firefighters hot and cold liquid refreshments and some solid nourishment. In the summer we frequently set up cool down showers for the firefighters.
Unit 1330- Canteen Truck
Unit 1321- Canteen and Rehab Vehicle- Based at Station 21 (formerly St. Leonard Fire Department) Vehicle is formerly from the Town of Montreal West. In service April 2002.
Old Unit 1230- Ambulance and First Aid Vehicle
New Unit 1230- Rehabilitation and First Aid Vehicle- in service 2007
Summer Rehab - Multiple Alarm Fire, Temperature >30 Celsius
Tent, Showers, Misting Fan, Gatorade, First Responder, all provided and performed by the Buffaloes
For pictures of recent fires in Montreal and area see http://www.securiteincendie.com or http://www.coderouge.com You will also find pictures of the Montreal Fire Museum there.
Last revised December 7, 2007This page is copyright © 1999, Mark D. Bindman. Reproduction in any form without the express written permission of the author is forbidden.