“Some of these landmarks and events in the book may very well have touched Calgarians personally,” says Fire Chief, Bruce Burrell.
The book covers a significant part of the Calgary Fire Department’s growth from servicing a small town to a city of more than a million people.
The book explains how Calgary’s Fire Department was formed in part because of a fire 125 years ago which citizens tried to extinguish by throwing snowballs at it.
The drama-filled coffee table book, Yours for Life: 125 Years of Courage, Compassion and Service from the Calgary Fire Department takes readers from the days of horse drawn fire vehicles, through many of the city’s major fires, to today’s modern firefighting methods and challenges.
“It’s a privilege to be able to share the fire department’s history with Calgarians,” says Burrell.
The book costs $35 plus GST. It can be purchased from the Firefighters Museum of Calgary at 403-648-6500 or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go to the Firefighters Museum.
The cost of publishing the book was covered by sponsorships. Here are other 125th anniversary calgarycitynews.com blog posts:
- Calgary Fire Department: 125 Years Strong
- Calgary Fire Department kicks off 125th anniversary at International Airport