Cochrane Fire Hall


Closed

Hours of Operation

  • Monday

    Closed

  • Tuesday

    Closed

  • Wednesday

    Closed

  • Thursday

    Closed

  • Friday

    Closed

  • Saturday

    Closed

  • Sunday

    Closed

The Historical Village is closed for the season, aside from special events. Gasoline Alley Museum and the Railway Café are open year-round!

Exhibit Details

Area

Town Centre

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Category

Building/Museum

About the Cochrane Fire Hall

Robert Chapman, then a carpenter who would later become fire chief, built the Cochrane Fire Hall himself on April 15, 1909, to house the two fire engines the department had just purchased. In those days, the fire chief also acted as constable and sanitary inspector for a salary of $5 per month and was assisted by the 12 men of the Cochrane Volunteer Fire Brigade.

The engine in the fire hall is a 1915 American LaFrance chain-driven auxiliary pumper, powered by a No. 13 marine engine. Originally, the Cochrane Fire Hall housed two hand-drawn, 60-gallon chemical engines of the Obenchain-Boyer type and also contained a bedroom for the night watchman and a meeting room for the town council. The Town of Cochrane donated the hall to Heritage Park in 1964, while the LaFrance engine was donated by the Glenbow Foundation.

red 2 story barn building

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1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2V 2X3

Email: info@heritagepark.ca
Phone: 403.268.8500

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