Western Fair Fire Fighters posing in front of their Fire Hall, located on the grounds of the Western Fair. (photo source – Western Fair Archives, H.G. Hines Collection)

In the early 1900s large organizations were known to have their own fire-fighting units, that were operated separately from those of the municipality. Western Fair had their own fire hall to help ensure a quick response if a fire were to occur in any of their buildings. Despite having this equipment onsite it didn’t help save the Crystal Palace at Queens Park from a disastrous fire, that occured in 1927.