Welcome to the new (and hopefully improved) Canadian Fire Truck Archive. The Archive is a digital library of the products of old Canadian fire apparatus manufacturers. The companies listed here have been out of business for a number of years and in some cases, the last of their trucks are now approaching retirement age. This web site is a small attempt to preserve some of the work of the Canadian fire truck industry.
For more information on Canada's fire apparatus manufacturers, check out these excellent books:
The Encyclopedia of Canadian Fire Apparatus, by Bob Dubbert, Shane MacKichan and Joel Gebet, is a complete and comprehensive encyclopedia of every Canadian fire apparatus manufacturer in the 20th century. This softcover 160-page book was released in June 2004.
Pierre Thibault Canada Ltd. Fire Apparatus: 1918-1990 Photo Archive, by Joel Gebet and Juergen Kiefer, outlines the history of one of Canada's premier fire truck manufacturers. This softcover 128-page volume was released in October 2002.
Click on the book covers to order direct from Amazon.ca or order it through your local bookseller. You'll need the ISBN and publisher (Iconografix). Or, you can order direct from Iconografix. You can contact them at:
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