Volunteer crews at Fire Hall #3 in earlier days (above)

Fire Hall extinguished after more than 55 years

Hall #3 volunteers gathered in June to say final farewells.

  • Jul. 13, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Members of Surrey’s all-volunteer Fire Hall #3 said farewell to each other and their fire hall in a celebration at North Delta’s Sunbury Hall in June.

Fire Hall #3 located 11659 96 Ave., closed down on March 31 – along with volunteer Fire Hall #7 in Port Kells.

Active volunteers (technically paid on-call) were moved to nearby fire halls.

Past and present members and spouses that served the Royal Heights community were shown memorabilia that dated back to late 1950s.

The close-knit group were also show a slide show showing the fires they attended, their drills and social events, including fundraisers and collections for the Surrey Food Bank.

“You have done your job well with the equipment and training supplied,” said Dave Shenton, the hall’s first volunteer fire chief (1958-1980). “Your enthusiasm was exemplary. You will always know within yourself that when you were called out, you performed admirably.”

Fire Hall #3’s last volunteer firefighter’s ID number was 175 when the fire hall closed.

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