Historic Firehouses - National/International Departments

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Visited Montreal in the late 70's with a church group. Because of the winters many stores are located underground, there is an extensive network of stores. We took the elevator in our hotel down to the concourse. A very clean city, even the subway system. There was a fire response next to our hotel, 2/2. This was when the French speaking citizens were at odds with the English speakers. Because of this everything was in English and French. So one side of the rig said "Pompiers de Montreal" the other side said Montreal Fire Deptarment.. It looks like they have changed things a little.
 
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I do not have pics available, but here are some addresses of former firehouses/closed fire companies still standing in Connecticut's major cities. If you look up the addresses in Google Maps, you should be able to see them in street view.

Bridgeport, CT Fire Department - The BFD currently protects the largest city in CT with a population of 146,000 living in 16 square miles. The BFD currently runs 9 Engines(including a Quint), 4 Ladders, 1 Rescue, and 1 Safety Officer out of 8 Fire Stations in 2 Battalions, under the command of 2 Battalion Chiefs and 1 Deputy Chief per shift. At it's peak, the BFD ran with 15 Engines, 6 Trucks, and 1 Squad. The BFD runs around 16,000 calls annually with around 75 Working Fires a year.

Former/Historic BFD Fire Stations still standing:

Engine 2/Maintenance Division - 48 Crescent Pl.(Engine 2 moved, Maintenance Division moved)
Engine 2 - 135 Clarence St.(Company closed, now a BPD Precinct)
Engine 3, Ladder 3 - Norman St. & Hanover St.(Engine 3 moved, Ladder 3 closed)
Chemical 2/Engine 4 - 399 Maplewood Ave.(Chemical 2 closed, Engine 4 moved)
Chemical 3/Engine 6, Ladder 6, Battalion 2 - Barnum Ave. & Central Ave.(Chemical 3 closed, Engine 6, Ladder 6, and Battalion 2 moved)
Engine 8 - Newfield Ave. & Beardsley St.(Engine 8 moved then was closed)
Engine 10, Ladder 10 - 268 Putnam St.(Engine 10 and Ladder 10 moved, now BFD Historical Society)
Engine 11, Ladder 11 - 2656 Fairfield Ave.(Engine 11 closed, Ladder 11 moved)
Engine 14 - 1395 Sylvan Ave.(Company closed)

New Haven, CT Fire Department - The NHFD currently protects the second largest city in CT with a population of 130,000 living in 18 square miles. The NHFD currently runs 10 Engines(including a Quint), 4 Trucks, 2 Squads, and 2 EMS Emergency Units out of 10 Fire Stations in 2 Battalions, under the command of 2 Battalion Chiefs and 1 Deputy Chief per shift. At it's peak, the NHFD ran with 16 Engines and 6 Trucks. The NHFD runs around 24,000 calls annually with around 80 Working Fires a year.

Former/Historic NHFD Fire Stations still standing:

Engine 3 - Park St. & Elm St.(Engine 3 moved then was closed, now a Bar/Grill)
Engine 8, Truck 6 - 19 Edwards St.(Engine 8 moved, Truck 6 moved then was closed, now a Restaurant)
Engine 12 - 47 Crown St.(Company closed)
Engine 14 - 150 Highland St.(Engine 14 moved then was closed)

Hartford, CT Fire Department - The HFD currently protects the fourth largest city in CT with a population of 124,000 living in 18 square miles. The HFD currently runs 11 Engines, 5 Ladders, and 1 Tac.(Rescue) out of 11 Fire Stations in 2 Districts, under the command of 2 Deputy District Chiefs per shift. At it's peak, the HFD ran with 15 Engines and 6 Trucks. The HFD runs around 23,000 calls annually with around 75 Working Fires a year.

Former/Historic HFD Fire Stations still standing:

Engine 6 - 37 Huyshope Ave.(Company closed)
 
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Bridgeport: Truck 3 did move from Norman Street to the new station on Wood Avenue, and then was subsequently closed.  Strange to have a firehouse with two engines (3 and 4) and no ladder.
 
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