Line of Duty Deaths
This page is dedicated to members of our Association who have lost their lives as a direct result of injuries sustained from an emergency scene while performing their duties as Firefighters.
This page is dedicated to members of our Association who have lost their lives while still active members of the Fire Service. May they be forever remembered.
The Halifax Explosion
On the cool clear morning of December 6, 1917, the munitions ship Mont Blanc, already on fire from a collision in HalifaxHarbour with the Belgian relief ship Imo, glances off pier 6 in the north end of Halifax sparking a fire in the dockyard. West Street firemen were the first to arrive at the pier 6 fire. For all but one of them, it would be their last alarm. At 9:04:35 am the Mont Blanc explodes with a force of 2.9 kilotons. The Halifax Explosion killed between 1600 and 2000 people, wounded another 9000, and left 25,000 people homeless.