We are launching a new website and would like your support testing it out.

Test our new site

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.

 
More Attractions & Exhibits
View Interactive Map
Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley

Open Daily
​10am to 5pm


 

Historical Village

Historical Village

Open Daily
​10am to 5pm

 

Haskayne Mercantile Block

Gift Shops

Open Daily
10:00am - 6:00pm
 

Railway Cafe

Railway Cafe

Open Daily
9:45am - 5:00pm
 

Selkirk Grille

Selkirk Grille

Click for hours


Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

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

View Map