Spring 2020 Newsletter

06.10.2020 04:56 PM By service

Central Fire Station was opened on December 17, 1920 and 
is 100 years old this year.

One bright spot amidst all the suffering caused by this pandemic has been a renewed focus on and appreciation for our front line responders – nurses and doctors, EMT’s, firefighters, police, and all who put their lives in danger daily to keep us all safe. 

Central Fire Station was opened on December 17, 1920 and is 100 years old this year. When opened, it was not only an architecturally striking landmark but designed practically to allow firefighters of the era to use some of the best and up to date technology of the early 20th century. 

That technology and equipment remain at Central Station waiting for us to complete restoration so we can reopen it to the public and allow residents and visitors to visit this unique time capsule to see how our firefighters and first responders lived and worked over the last hundred years. 
Central Fire Station served Welland and the surrounding area well into the 21st century.  It reminds us what our forebears accomplished when they worked together over all those years.  Once restored it will be self supporting with the upper floors rented to not for profits and other small businesses for office space, but right now she is showing her age.  We need your help to complete basic repairs and upgrades and make the building fully accessible so we can open it as a public heritage display. 

Please visit our website and donate to our capital/maintenance fund so we can save the history of our first responders in bricks and mortar for all to see and appreciate: 

Any amount welcome but we hope you will choose to give $100 for 100 years of history: 1920-2020. 

To donate by cheque:  Central Station Education Initiative, P.O. Box 432, Welland ON L3B 5R2.