The land for the museum was donated by the fire department. With not much money the idea was to put some kind of prefabricated garage on the site to house our vehicles. Retired fire Captain Rick Titcomb got involved and thought we could do better. With his leadership we aimed higher. We ended up with a beautiful character building complete with an office, storage for two trucks, an archive storage room, bathroom, kitchenette, display space and a large work area. Over the years a large addition was added to the rear of the building giving us a designated work area and a lot more storage. Later an attractive storage and work space was added to the south side and finally a further covered area was added for storage.
All situated in a natural garden setting
We are very proud to say it was done with all volunteer labour, mostly from our members, including the garden.
The building is located in the British Properties area of West Vancouver.
It is behind the #4 Fire Station, located at 965 Cross Creek Road.
Access is along Cross Creek Road, passed #4 Fire Station, turn left onto Chartwell Drive (around the roundabout) and left again into Sentinel School. Drive into the parking lot towards the Fire Station and you should see the museum. Drive through the yellow gate and you are there.
HORSESHOE BAY DISPLAY SITE
The 1949 International Pumper truck is usualy located at the Horse Shoe Bay Fire Station. It is housed in an all glass bay.
The station is located at :-
6272 Marine Drive, West Vancouver