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Chief Gordon Waddell and Pal

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[before July 1939] (date of original)
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 10 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Chief Gordon Waddell of the Burnaby Fire Department in uniform, standing beside a partially visible fire truck parked inside a garage. The fire department's "faithful mascot" Pal is standing next to him. Pal was Firefighter Killer's wire-haired terrier who would come to work with Kill…
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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 x 10 cm print
Material Details
Item was exposed with the area between the officer and the dog covered, thus this area appears blank
Scope and Content
Photograph of Chief Gordon Waddell of the Burnaby Fire Department in uniform, standing beside a partially visible fire truck parked inside a garage. The fire department's "faithful mascot" Pal is standing next to him. Pal was Firefighter Killer's wire-haired terrier who would come to work with Killer and even learned to climb ladders during drills.
Subjects
Occupations - Fire Fighters
Clothing - Uniforms
Animals - Dogs
Names
Waddell, Gordon
Burnaby Fire Department
Accession Code
BV998.31.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[before July 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: "Chief Gordon Waddell and PAL. 1939 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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Interview with Allan Nixon by Rod Fowler February 21, 1990 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the equipment used by the fire department over the years, in particular about the pump and ladder trucks, and about Chief Waddell's wise choice of locations for the fire halls.
Date Range
1927-1990
Length
00:04:05
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about the equipment used by the fire department over the years, in particular about the pump and ladder trucks, and about Chief Waddell's wise choice of locations for the fire halls.
Date Range
1927-1990
Length
00:04:05
Name
Waddell, Gordon
Subject
Public Services - Fire Protection
Buildings - Civic
Transportation - Fire Trucks
Interviewer
Fowler, Rod
Interview Date
February 21, 1990
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Al Nixon, conducted by Rod Fowler. Al Nixon was one of eleven participants interviewed as part of the SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee's oral history series titled, "Voices of Burnaby". The interview is mainly about the history and operations of the Burnaby Fire Department from its beginning in 1911 to 1990, and Al Nixon’s stories about the various ways photographs, records and artifacts about the department were collected and saved. The interview takes place while looking at photographs, but the information is clear nonetheless (His photographs have been deposited in the Burnaby Archives). Al Nixon also talks about his father's career as a firefighter, and about his Douglas grandparents and their home “The Gables” [Seven Gables] and neighbourhood in Burquitlam. To view “Narrow By” terms for each track expand this description and see “Notes”.
Biographical Notes
Al Nixon was born in New Westminster Feb. 8, 1936, the son of Provincial Fire Marshal Basil Nixon (1904-1975) and Agnes Douglas (1909-?). His mother’s family immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1922 and lived in a large ca. 1900 home in Burquitlam at 9957 Sullivan Road called “Seven Gables” (recently demolished). His grandfather Thomas Douglas, a Coquitlam Councillor and Socialist, was murdered in 1934 in his North Road service station. Al Nixon began his career as a firefighter with the Burnaby Fire Department in 1957, eventually becoming Deputy Fire Chief Operations in 1987 and Fire Chief in 1991, before retiring in 1993. In the mid 1980's Al Nixon became interested in the department’s history after finding a photograph scrapbook at one of the firehalls. It was in very bad condition but he recognized its value and began a project to collect and save photographs, artifacts and stories about the Burnaby Fire Department, a 6 month project that turned into years. The photographs and information gathered by Al Nixon became part of Douglas Penn’s book “Follow that Fire: the history of the Burnaby Fire Department”.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
0:43:35
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Nixon, Al
Interviewer Bio
Rod Fowler returned to university as a mature student in the 1980s after working about twenty years in the field of economics and computerization in business in England, Europe and Western Canada. He graduated with a BA from SFU in both History and Sociology in 1987, his MA degree in Geography in 1989, and his PhD in Cultural Geography at SFU. He taught courses in Geography, Sociology, History and Canadian Studies at several Lower Mainland colleges, before becoming a full time member of the Geography Department at Kwantlen University College.
Collection/Fonds
SFU/Burnaby Centennial Committee fonds
Series
Centennial Oral History project series
Item No.
MSS187-014_Track_3
Transcript Available
Transcript available
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interviews were digitized in 2015 allowing them to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council.
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with Al Nixon

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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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Burnaby Police department under Chief Devitt

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1921
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26.5 x 33.5 cm (sight) print in frame 29 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's Police force standing at attention and wearing dress uniform. The men are: Chief Devitt, and his staff: Sergeant David Maxwell, Constable Parker, Reeve Sanderson, Constable Bob Henderson, Constable Hatt-Cook, Constable Jack Woolens, Constable Peter Kelsberg, Constable Jeffer…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26.5 x 33.5 cm (sight) print in frame 29 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby's Police force standing at attention and wearing dress uniform. The men are: Chief Devitt, and his staff: Sergeant David Maxwell, Constable Parker, Reeve Sanderson, Constable Bob Henderson, Constable Hatt-Cook, Constable Jack Woolens, Constable Peter Kelsberg, Constable Jeffery, Constable Eddie Godwin, Constable Gordon Waddell, and Commissioner Matthews.
Subjects
Protective Services - Police Protection
Clothing - Uniforms
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Burnaby Municipal Police
Jeffery, George
Maxwell, David
Sanderson, Thomas F.
Devitt, W.J.
Hatt-Cook, H.
Woolens, Jack
Kelsberg, Peter
Waddell, Gordon
Matthews, W.
Godwin, Eddie
Henderson, Robert "Bob"
Accession Code
HV971.40.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
1921
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
300
Scan Date
15-Aug-06
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note mounted inside frame (recto) identifies individuals
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Burnaby Police Department members

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1921
Collection/Fonds
George Jeffery fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 26.5 cm
Item No.
013-018
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Police Department members. They are posed in two rows, one row seated and one row standing. The back row begins with; Sergeant David Maxwell, Constable Jack Woolens, Constable Eddie Godwin, Constable George Jeffery, Constable Peter Kelsburg, Constable Hatt-Cook, Constable Gor…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1921
Collection/Fonds
George Jeffery fonds
Series
George Jeffery Photograph series
Description Level
Item
Item No.
013-018
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 26.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Burnaby Police Department members. They are posed in two rows, one row seated and one row standing. The back row begins with; Sergeant David Maxwell, Constable Jack Woolens, Constable Eddie Godwin, Constable George Jeffery, Constable Peter Kelsburg, Constable Hatt-Cook, Constable Gordon Waddell, Constable Corbett. Seated in the front row are; the Police Commissioner, Reeve Alexander McLean, Constable Parker, Chief Constable Devitt, [Police Commissioner] Albert Armitage, and [Stuart] Jamieson. A motorcycle is parked on either side of the group, and a large spotted dog is lying in front.
Photographer
Russell
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Public Services - Policing
Transportation - Motorcycles
Officials - Mayors and Reeves
Names
Burnaby Municipal Police
Maxwell, David
Woolens, Jack
Godwin, Eddie
Jeffery, George
Kelsberg, Peter
Waddell, Gordon
McLean, Alexander K
Devitt, W.J.
Armitage, Albert
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Imprinted in lower left corner, "Russell's Studio, New Westminster, BC"
Photograph has silvering in the dark areas
Left side of photograph is torn and missing
Identification key accompanying
Geographic Access
Burnaby
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Chapter 13: Department Members p. 162

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Book
Follow That Fire
Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1997
, Jock 1946-1978 McCafferty, Joseph 1949-1982 Sutton, Brian 1964-1994 McCallum, Malcolm 1947-1985 Tebo, Kenneth 1974-1977 McDonald, Cecil 1938-1947 Thornhill, Gordon 1953-1959 McDonald, D. Gordon 1937- ? Tugwood, Edward 1932-? McDonald, Harvey 1947-1979 Waddell, Gordon 1927-1954 McEwen, Leonard
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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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