Important Notice as of Monday March 16, 2020


Postponing of all Bytown Fire Brigade Activities

In response to the ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, The Bytown Fire Brigade has made the difficult decision to postpone all Bytown Fire Brigade activities and tours at the museum and all other activities at locations of the Brigade’s business are suspended until further notice. 

The Bytown Fire Brigade Museum

Most people today associate the Bytown Fire Brigade with antique fire trucks.  However, we have a very large extensive collection of helmets, fire alarm boxes, fire alarm systems, nozzles, extinguishers, fire marks and other fire-related artifacts.

The inventory also includes:

  •    A hand drawn Hunniman pump, circa 1840 (originally owned by the Bytown           Museum and transferred to the Brigade in 1991)

  •    A hand-drawn ladder wagon circa 1882

  •    Various hand-drawn hose carts from the 1880s to 1940s

  •    Hand-drawn extinguishers from 1880s to 1950s

Tours of the museum can be arranged anytime by appointment, please contact us at or call the museum at 613-744-0595 and someone will call you back. 


Bytown members are usually around the museum on Tuesday's work morning from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon and each month on the 2nd, and 4th Wednesday Night we have our "Work Night" and "Open House" from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM for all Bytown members and or guests to drop by for a tour of the museum or help out with many of the various tasks at the museum that are always ready for members. 

Come by and see for yourself, for more details email or

call 613-744-0595

Unit 1-2880 Sheffield Road

Ottawa, ON


K1B 1A4