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Fire Station #8-3 - 1371 16th Avenue


Nearest Intersection: 16th Avenue and Dewbourne Avenue

Officially opened in October 1989, Station 8-3 is named after former Fire Chief H.J. Mills. It is the second oldest fire station in Richmond Hill, and was the only station to have a ‘firefighter pole’, until it was recently removed.

Station 8-3 is home to 20 suppression personnel (firefighters) who work on four separate crews. Firefighters at this station respond to all types of emergency calls, but are specially trained in hazardous materials (HAZMAT), confined space and high level rope rescues.

The station houses a radio room with a base radio for direct communications, hose tower, kitchen, lounge as well as dorm areas.

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Station 8-3 Vehicles

Aerial 836

Aerial 836 This 2010 Smeal Aerial went in to service in the summer of 2011, and is the second newest truck in the RHFES fleet. It has the largest ladder of all the trucks in Richmond Hill, reaching 32m high!

This truck carries standard structural firefighting equipment, as well as auto extrication equipment, and is the first run vehicle out of Station 8-3.


Aerial 836 Specifications
Manufacturer Type of Apparatus Year Pump Capacity Tank Capacity
Smeal Aerial 2010 7054 Lpm 1614 L



Spare Pumper

Spare Pumper The Spare Pumper is a 1998 Pierce-Arrow pumper. It carries on it standard fire fighting equipment. It is one of the oldest trucks in the fleet, but carries more water than some of the newer ones!

The Spare Pumper is stationed at Station 8-3, but can be called in to service at any station that requires additional apparatus.

Spare Pumper Specifications
Manufacturer Type of Apparatus Year Pump Capacity Tank Capacity
Pierce-Arrow Pumper 1998 7000 Lpm 3000 L
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