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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1942- [1997]
Collection/Fonds
Fred Blake fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 3 publications
Storage Location
MSS150
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of an essay written by Fred Blake entitled "Growing Up in North Burnaby," a hand-drawn map of Gilmore School, an RCAF pamphlet, an Emergency Rescue Training Pocket Manual and a Handbook for Auxiliary Firemen (1942).
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1942- [1997]
Collection/Fonds
Fred Blake fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records + 3 publications
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Location
MSS150
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of an essay written by Fred Blake entitled "Growing Up in North Burnaby," a hand-drawn map of Gilmore School, an RCAF pamphlet, an Emergency Rescue Training Pocket Manual and a Handbook for Auxiliary Firemen (1942).
History/Biography
Thomas Blake and his wife Gertrude came to Burnaby in 1921 with their children, Thomas (Tom), Susie and Frederick (Fred), who was born in 1912. They lived at 4456 Pandora street, owning that lot and the adjoining sixty-six foot lot on the west. The Municipality cleared a trail, later putting down a one plank sidewalk and bringing in a half-inch water line for the family. The Blake family lived in two wall tents for a few years while they cleared their land and built their house. In 1921 at the age of nine, Fred Blake came to Gilmore School where he learned about the different woods (fir, pine, etc.) and how to use and make things with hand tools. In 1927, he attended North Burnaby High School in a commercial course were he learned typing, shorthand, book-keeping a commercial law. Throughout his teenage years, Fred Blake worked at Armour Photo Finishing, developing rolls of film and collecting and delivering the films and finished prints. Fred's brother, Thomas (Tom) worked part-time for the Burnaby Advertiser and part-time for the Vancouver Sun to pay his way through university and become a Burnaby school teacher. In 1927, at the age of sixteen, Fred Blake began his firefighting career as a volunteer, with the first major fire of his career taking place December 31, 1927 at the 4600 block of Albert Street. He continued as a volunteer until 1934 when he went to the logging camps as a steam fireman in the Queen Charlotte Islands and on the coast. In the early 1930s, Fred Blake was a member of the Army of the Common Good, with the falling crew, cutting second growth timber on Capitol Hill for firewood to be shared with other members. The Army also produced over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth who were near starvation from lack of adequate relief funds from the municipality. The Army was in operations for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. During this time, while on Relief (now welfare) Fred Blake also worked for the municipality on the two projects of the clearing of Confederation Park and the clearing of Lougheed Highway. Fred Blake re-joined the Burnaby fire department, April 1, 1939, this time as a paid member at No. 1 Hall. He came up through the ranks to become Training Officer for the department in 1949, and full time training officer with the rank of District Chief in 1952. Fred was promoted to Assistant Chief in 1966. He retired from service March 1, 1972.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1997]
Collection/Fonds
Fred Blake fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS150-001
Storage Location
67-1-6-21
Scope and Content
File consists of an essay written by Fred Blake entitled "Growing Up in North Burnaby" along with a hand-drawn map of Gilmore School.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1997]
Collection/Fonds
Fred Blake fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS150-001
Storage Location
67-1-6-21
Accession Number
BHS2003-15
Scope and Content
File consists of an essay written by Fred Blake entitled "Growing Up in North Burnaby" along with a hand-drawn map of Gilmore School.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Chief Training Officer Fred Blake

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1949] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Fred Blake in uniform with his hands resting on the book "The B.C. Fire Fighters." Fred Blake was an early volunteer of the Burnaby Fire Department and became one of the North Burnaby's first paid members in 1939. He came up through the ranks to become Training Officer for the departm…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 10 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Fred Blake in uniform with his hands resting on the book "The B.C. Fire Fighters." Fred Blake was an early volunteer of the Burnaby Fire Department and became one of the North Burnaby's first paid members in 1939. He came up through the ranks to become Training Officer for the department in 1949, and full time training officer with the rank of District Chief in 1952. Fred was promoted to Assistant Chief in 1966 before retiring from service March 1, 1972.
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
Blake, Fred
Burnaby Fire Department
Accession Code
BV998.31.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1949] (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
02-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Typed sticker on verso of photograph reads: "District Chief Fred Blake/ Training Officer 1949-1969/ Burnaby Fire Department"
Address sticker on verso of photograph reads: "MR & MRS F BLAKE 4165 PANDORA ST BURNABY BC V5C 2B2"
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Thomas, Susie, and Fred Blake

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1921 (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Thomas, Susie and Fred Blake standing together behind a large tree trunk on the road allowance in front of 4456 Pandora Street. Fred Blake is wearing glasses.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Thomas, Susie and Fred Blake standing together behind a large tree trunk on the road allowance in front of 4456 Pandora Street. Fred Blake is wearing glasses.
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
Blake, Fred
Blake, Thomas
Blake, Susie
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Pandora Street
Accession Code
BV998.31.22
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
1921 (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
02-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Typed sticker on verso of photograph reads: "(L to R)/ Thomas, Susie, Fred Blake/ on the road allowance in/ front of 4456 Pandora St./ [written over in black pen] (1921)"
Address sticker on verso of photograph reads: "MR & MRS F BLAKE 4165 PANDORA ST BURNABY BC V5C 2B2"
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Firefighters Albert Killer and Fred Blake

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1939 (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 15 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Firefighters Albert Killer and Fred Blake lying down on their beds and reading (in the dormitory during the night shift) at No. 1 Burnaby Fire Hall at Carleton Avenue and Eton Street. Fire boots (with fire resistant pants gathered over them) are visible at the side of Fred Blake's bed.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 15 cm print
Material Details
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Scope and Content
Photograph of Firefighters Albert Killer and Fred Blake lying down on their beds and reading (in the dormitory during the night shift) at No. 1 Burnaby Fire Hall at Carleton Avenue and Eton Street. Fire boots (with fire resistant pants gathered over them) are visible at the side of Fred Blake's bed.
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Clothing - Uniforms
Buildings - Civic - Fire Halls
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Blake, Fred
Killer, Albert "Abe"
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Carleton Avenue
Burnaby - Eton Street
Accession Code
BV998.31.3
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
1939 (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
02-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Typed sticker on verso of photograph reads: "Night shift at No.1 Hall/ Carleton Ave. and Eton St. (L) Albert Killer (R) Fred Blake 1939"
Address sticker on verso of photograph reads: "MR & MRS F BLAKE 4165 PANDORA ST BURNABY BC V5C 2B2"
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Firefighter Fred Blake beside fire truck no. 3

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1939 (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Firefighter Fred Blake leaning on the side of Burnaby Fire Department's twelve cylinder Packard combination hose and chemical fire truck. This was the third fire truck in the fleet.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Firefighter Fred Blake leaning on the side of Burnaby Fire Department's twelve cylinder Packard combination hose and chemical fire truck. This was the third fire truck in the fleet.
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Transportation - Fire Trucks
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Blake, Fred
Accession Code
BV998.31.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
1939 (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
02-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Typed sticker on verso of photograph reads: "Fred Blake with 12 cyl./ PACKARD combination hose/ and chemical truck. 1939"
Address sticker on verso of photograph reads: "MR & MRS F BLAKE 4165 PANDORA ST BURNABY BC V5C 2B2"
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Firefighters Ken Gurr, Norman Brooke, Warren Evans and Fred Blake

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196-] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Firefighters Ken Gurr, Norman Brooke, Warren Evans and Chief Training Officer Fred Blake in uniform, standing in front of a fire truck, with a sign in the background that reads "Be Fire-Wise/ Save Lives/ Join The/ Channel 8 [illegible]."
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 15 cm print
Material Details
Copy print is of poor quality
Scope and Content
Photograph of Firefighters Ken Gurr, Norman Brooke, Warren Evans and Chief Training Officer Fred Blake in uniform, standing in front of a fire truck, with a sign in the background that reads "Be Fire-Wise/ Save Lives/ Join The/ Channel 8 [illegible]."
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Clothing - Uniforms
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Accession Code
BV998.31.21
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[196-] (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
02-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Typed sticker on verso of photograph reads: "(L to R)/ Ken Gurr, Norman Brooke,/ Warren Evans, Chief Train-/ ing Officer Fred Blake."
Address sticker on verso of photograph reads: "MR & MRS F BLAKE 4165 Pandora Street Burnaby BC Canada V5C 2B2"
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Firefighters Harry Anderson, Leo Fraser, Fred Blake and Henry Chapman

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1940
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Firefighters Harry Anderson, Leo Fraser, Fred Blake and Henry Chapman lying down on their beds in the dormitory at No. 1 Burnaby Fire Hall at Carleton Avenue and Eton Street. This photograph was taken by Fred Blake using a box camera with a five minute exposure (so that he was able to…
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 10.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Firefighters Harry Anderson, Leo Fraser, Fred Blake and Henry Chapman lying down on their beds in the dormitory at No. 1 Burnaby Fire Hall at Carleton Avenue and Eton Street. This photograph was taken by Fred Blake using a box camera with a five minute exposure (so that he was able to run and put himself into the shot before the shutter closed).
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Clothing - Uniforms
Buildings - Civic - Fire Halls
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Blake, Fred
Anderson, Harry
Chapman, Henry H.
Fraser, Leo
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Carleton Avenue
Burnaby - Eton Street
Accession Code
BV002.75.6
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1940
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Vancouver Heights (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Heights Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
1/12/2010
Scale
100
Photographer
Fred Blake
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Quote from letter of Aug. 15, 2002 from Fred Blake (letter in accession file): "With reference to the enclosed picture where I am stretched out on the bed. All my early pictures were taken with a box camera that I still have. With the slow film and poor room lighting I knew it would have to be a five minute time exposure. There was no automatic timer on the box camera. You had to press the shutter button to open the lens and again to close it. With this length of exposure I knew that if I moved quickly I could be in the picture. I had the others propped up and opened the lens and ran across and took my place on the bed. When I fell back I realized that I had forgotten a back rest for myself. I stayed that way for five minutes as I didn't want to take a chance of spoiling the picture. When the time was up I ran across the room and closed the lens. I was pleased that the picture tuned out alright, but a little disappointed about me."
Handwritten note on verso of photograph reads: "I had to hang on to FRASER so that I wouldn't fall off the bed. / 658X / 1940 No.1 HALL 290 N. CARLETON / HARRY ANDERSON LEO FRASER FRED BLAKE HENRY CHAPMAN / L TO R"
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Fred Blake fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 manual
Item No.
MSS150-004
Storage Location
67-1-5-20
Scope and Content
Item is "[t]he Royal Canadian Air Force / X BX Plan / for Physical Fitness" published by the Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationary, Ottawa, ON.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1963
Collection/Fonds
Fred Blake fonds
Physical Description
1 manual
Description Level
Item
Item No.
MSS150-004
Storage Location
67-1-5-20
Accession Number
BHS2005-01
Scope and Content
Item is "[t]he Royal Canadian Air Force / X BX Plan / for Physical Fitness" published by the Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationary, Ottawa, ON.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Handwritten note on inside front cover of manual reads: "Fred Blake" (along with address sticker)
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Chapter 5: From Firefighting to Fire Prevention p. 66

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
Waiting for the next conflagration are (left to right) Harry Anderson, Leo Fraser, Fred Blake, and Henry Chapman, 19A6. Kapoor Mill Fire, January 14, 1947. 61
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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A Handbook for Auxiliary Firemen

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1942
Collection/Fonds
Fred Blake fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 handbook
Item No.
MSS150-002
Storage Location
67-1-5-20
Scope and Content
Item is the publication "Civilian Protection / Air Raid Precautions / A Handbook for Auxiliary / Firemen" produced by the Advisory Council Provincial Civilian Protection Committee of Vancouver, BC.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1942
Collection/Fonds
Fred Blake fonds
Physical Description
1 handbook
Description Level
Item
Item No.
MSS150-002
Storage Location
67-1-5-20
Accession Number
BHS2005-01
Scope and Content
Item is the publication "Civilian Protection / Air Raid Precautions / A Handbook for Auxiliary / Firemen" produced by the Advisory Council Provincial Civilian Protection Committee of Vancouver, BC.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Note on recto of book reads: "Ronnie"
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Chapter 3: Journey to a Paid Department p. 44

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
Two civilian volunteers pose on the fire truck at Royal Oak and Kingsway, 1935. BERNIE BELLINGER North Burnaby Fire Department Members. Front (left to right) William Menzies, Gordon Waddell Rear (left to right) Albert Killer, Gordon Monk, Fred Blake, Henry Chapman. Gordon Monk, August
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Emergency Rescue Training PM-2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961
Collection/Fonds
Fred Blake fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 manual
Item No.
MSS150-003
Storage Location
67-1-5-20
Scope and Content
Item is the "Emergency Rescue Training / PM-2 (Pocket Manual)" produced by the Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense, Washington, DC.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1961
Collection/Fonds
Fred Blake fonds
Physical Description
1 manual
Description Level
Item
Item No.
MSS150-003
Storage Location
67-1-5-20
Accession Number
BHS2005-01
Scope and Content
Item is the "Emergency Rescue Training / PM-2 (Pocket Manual)" produced by the Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense, Washington, DC.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Stamp on inside front cover of manual reads: "CIVIL DEFENSE"
Handwritten note on inside front cover of manual reads: "No 1 Hall"
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Burnaby Fire Department's first heavy stream appliance

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
January 16, 1956
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the demonstration of Burnaby Fire Department's first heavy stream appliance; a 1000 G.P.M. (gallons per minute) nozzle mounted on pumper truck. Fire Chief Menzies is standing on the running board, looking towards Deputy Chief G. Monk and Chief Training Officer Fred Blake who are on th…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16.5 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the demonstration of Burnaby Fire Department's first heavy stream appliance; a 1000 G.P.M. (gallons per minute) nozzle mounted on pumper truck. Fire Chief Menzies is standing on the running board, looking towards Deputy Chief G. Monk and Chief Training Officer Fred Blake who are on the fire truck, holding on to the machinery (Blake is on the right). Councillor Fred Philps is standing on the ground, smiling, with his hand resting on the truck's ladder.
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Officials - Alderman and Councillors
Transportation - Fire Trucks
Tools and Equipment
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Menzies, William "Bill"
Monk, Gordon
Blake, Fred
Accession Code
BV002.75.5
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
January 16, 1956
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
2/12/2010
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Typed note on verso of photograph reads: B.F.D. First heavy stream/ appliance, 1000 G.P.M./ nozzle mounted on pumper./ Can also be removed and/ used from the ground./ Jan. 16, 1956"
Note in black ink on verso of photograph reads: "JAN. 16, 1956 / L to R. CHIEF MENZIES DEP. CHIEF G. MONK CHIEF TRAINING OFFICER FRED BLAKE COUNCILLOR FRED PHILPS"
Address sticker on verso of photograph reads: "Mr F. Blake 4165 Pandora Street Burnaby, B.C. Canada V5C 2B2"
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Chapter 8: New Halls and More Horsepower p. 107

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
This cartoon appeared anonymously shortly after the “Double Dipping” incident. DOUBLE DIPPING — by Fred Blake One evening Chief Fred Blake responded to a house fire. Arriving on scene, the pump operator indicated the rear of the house was on fire. It was very dark as the Chief entered the
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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North Burnaby Fire Department no. 1

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1939 (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the total crew of North Burnaby's Fire Department no. 1 sitting and standing in dress uniforms in front of a brick building. Sitting in the front row (from left) are; William Menzies and Chief Gordon Waddell. Standing behind them (from left) are; Albert Killer, Gordon Monk, Fred Blak…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of the total crew of North Burnaby's Fire Department no. 1 sitting and standing in dress uniforms in front of a brick building. Sitting in the front row (from left) are; William Menzies and Chief Gordon Waddell. Standing behind them (from left) are; Albert Killer, Gordon Monk, Fred Blake and Henry Chapman.
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Names
Burnaby Fire Department
Menzies, William "Bill"
Waddell, Gordon
Killer, Albert "Abe"
Monk, Gordon
Blake, Fred
Chapman, Henry H.
Accession Code
BV002.75.4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
1939 (date of original)
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
09-Jun-09
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Typed note on verso of photograph reads: "Total crew North Burnaby/ Fire Department No. 1 - 1939/ L to R. front W. Menzies,/ Chief G. Waddell./ Rear. A. Killer, G. Monk/ F. Blake, H. Chapman"
Address sticker on verso of photograph reads: "Mr F. Blake 4165 Pandora Street Burnaby, B.C. Canada V5C 2B2"
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Chapter 10: The 20 Year Cycle p. 146

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
. Witnessing an $800,000 ladder truck, manned by expertly trained firefighters, thundering along a crowded Kingsway or Hastings Street, a picture comes to mind of a young volun- teer, Fred Blake in 1930, riding in the sidecar of Constable Smedley’s motorcycle responding to a fire, or 16-year-old Lewis
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Fire Department photographs and textual records

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193--199-]
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records, sound recordings and graphic material
Item No.
4120
Storage Location
65-3
Scope and Content
Three boxes containing Burnaby Fire Department records, compiled by Doug Penn during the process of writing "Follow That Fire." The records include files containing news clippings (both original and copied), letters written by members of the Fire Department (both current and retired), file folders…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[193--199-]
Collection/Fonds
Fire Department fonds
Physical Description
3 boxes of textual records, sound recordings and graphic material
Description Level
File
Series
Follow That Fire series
Item No.
4120
Storage Location
65-3
Accession Number
2001-02
Scope and Content
Three boxes containing Burnaby Fire Department records, compiled by Doug Penn during the process of writing "Follow That Fire." The records include files containing news clippings (both original and copied), letters written by members of the Fire Department (both current and retired), file folders housing layout ideas for each chapter of the book, audio tape recordings of interviews (with John Pontifex, Fred Blake, Bill Copeland, Frank Collum, Louis Avache, and Larry Roy), as well as photographs and negatives. The photographs and negatives range in size and format, and include both copies and originals. According to records, the photographs all came from the Fire Department's photograph collection which had been compiled and maintained by Chief Al Nixon. The photograph collection compiled by Al Nixon is in box 2 and 3 and includes black and white and colour, along with copied prints and negatives. Also in box three is a 1985 "Burnaby Fire Department Rules and Regulations" binder.
History/Biography
These files were compiled by Deputy Fire Chief of Operations, Doug Penn for the purpose of producing a book detailing the history of the Burnaby Fire Department. He was aided in his research by Jim Wolf (Heritage Planning Assistant) and Lynda Orr (Museum Programmer Assistant). For the purposes of this research, Doug Penn also made extensive use of the Fire Department's photograph collection, which was compiled by Chief Al Nixon.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
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Chapter 2: The Volunteer Years p. 32

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
transferred to the University of B. C. Fire Department. He was replaced by Gordon Waddell on December 12, 1927. Volunteers in the North included Fred Blake, William Killer, Abe Killer and Henry Chapman. The volunteers received 25 cents an hour for hush fires, and for structure fires they were paid $3 per
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
Original Book
Catalogue record for source book
Digital Book
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Chapter 2: The Volunteer Years p. 38

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
hose to fall off and neatly lay itself down Douglas Road. m Fred Blake and Henry Chapman were among the first paid firemen of the North Burnaby Fire Department. W.M. (Bill) Banks standing in front of his garage, c. 1925. 33
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Chapter 4: Two Departments - Two Chiefs p. 56

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IS Burnaby Fire Department raffle draw for “Battle of Britain Fund”, 1941. (left to Right) Fred Blake, William Menzies, Gordon Waddell, Cecil McDonald, Flenry Chapman, Wendell Walyer, Richard Bolton (municipal treasurer), Gordon McDonald and Lewis Auvache. result in the $25 fee not
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Chapter 13: Department Members p. 161

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Chapter Department Members Early Volunteers William Banks Joe Betts Fred Blake Frank Brownjohn Cy Bullock Flenry Chapman Ivan Derinzv George Ettinger Fraser George Bert Gibbs Chuck Gilbert Robert Flansford William Harris Charles Honour Arnold Jones Albert Killer William Killer
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Chapter 2: The Volunteer Years p. 31

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“NO SPEECHES OR FANFARE” Recollections of Chief Training Officer Fred Blake Fire protection in North Burnaby had a modest beginning. There were no speeches or fanfare in 1925 when a fire truck was placed in a lean-to next to the pump house at Carleton and Eton. The pump operators now had an
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Chapter 2: The Volunteer Years p. 33

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Training Officer Fred Blake recalls roaring through North Burnaby streets to fires, seated in Constable Bill Smedley’s Harley Davidson sidecar. 28
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Chapter 3: Journey to a Paid Department p. 45

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Fire Department and Sixth District Vice-President of the I.A.F.F. addressed the members. The International Union required a minimum of seven members to form a local but allowed three volunteers, Fred Blake, Henry Chapman and Albert Killer, to be included with the paid firemen: Frank Noble, EdTugwood
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Chapter 6: Growing Professionalism p. 75

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job, fighting fires. Chief Waddell appointed Lieutenant Fred Blake as drill instructor in April 1949. Blake was to attend the Vancouver Fire Department drill classes to familiarize himself with their training methods. Training sessions were performed on Vancouver’s fire trucks, ladders, hoses
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Chapter 8: New Halls and More Horsepower p. 111

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Chief Collum (left) inspects the damage at Chevron Oil Company’s loading dock. BOB DIBBLE, VANCOUVER SUN HI r THE GOOD SHEPHERD by Fred Blake One of the most interesting experiences I had at a fire was the night a German Shepherd guard dog adopted me. I was the on-duty Assistant Chief
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22 years old. In March of 1932, firemen in North Burnaby organized local 323 of the City Firefighters' Union which was affiliated with the international. Charter members were the three regulars Frank Noble, Gordon Waddell, and Edgar Tugwood; relief man William Harris; and volunteers Fred Blake
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is true that some fire halls in the U.S. keep a Dalmatian as a mascot. Maybe they used the dogs to locate the fire hydrants! I worked with many good men in my time and we found ourselves in funny circumstances over the years. Once my friend Fred Blake was fighting a house fire and came rushing
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Chapter Nine: Barnet Village p. 159

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Page 157 - Canadian Pacific Raiiway steam engine and freight train approach Barnet station, 1937. Fred Blake Editor’s Note: The foiiowing statements recount some of the experiences of Fred Biake who grew up in the “wiids” of North Burnaby. Fie frequented the Barnet area and Burrard iniet in
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Chapter Nine: Barnet Village p. 160

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Dodge, 1925. Middle: Ron Noble, Ted Greer, Alt Sandgren, Ken Mabbutt, Frank Mitchell pose with a Model T Ford, 1930. Bottom: Fred Blake with North Burnaby's twelve cylinder Packard fire truck, 1939. There was a trail from Rosser Avenue and McGill Street down to the waterfront. This area was
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Chapter Nine: Barnet Village p. 161

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Fred Blake, c.1950. a good vegetable garden. Where the water reservoir is now at Esmond Avenue and Eton Street, the remains of the old trenches were still there that were used to train soldiers for the 1914-18 war. East of Willingdon Avenue in the Pandora Street area was tall second growth
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