MONTREAL AUXILIARY FIREMEN

POMPIERS AUXILIAIRES DE MONTREAL

 

"UNOFFICIAL SITE"

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 June 29, 2019 the Pompiers Auxiliaires de Montreal ( Montreal Auxiliary Firemen) celebrated 75 years of service to the Montreal Fire Department. Here are photos from the parade and subsequent exposition.

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 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 .  PLEASE NOTE THE MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS.

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 ("SIM") is that of firefighter rehab and medical support. We operate first aid vehicule (unit 1230) for the treatment of injured firefighters and  canteen unit 1330 .We are automatically dispatched to all second alarm (10-12) and greater incidents.  Our members are notified bytext message and are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 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.

Our Fleet

Unit 1330 Canteen Truck

 

Unit 1380- Reserve Canteen Truck

 

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 31, 2020

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