A total of 422 men volunteered to form the Corps of Civilian Canadian Fire Fighters under the direction of Flight Lieutenant G.E. Huff, MM, Royal Canadian Air Force, who was at that date fire prevention officer No.2 Training Command, Winnipeg, as Commanding Officer. In peace time he commanded the fire department of Brantford, Ontario, which he had joined in 1919.
The Corps arrived in Britain in May, 1942, and manned six fire stations.
Southampton - 2
Portsmouth - 2
Plymouth - 1
Bristol - 1
Over a 2 1/2 year period, Corps members worked countless times at risk in perilous conditions to effect rescues & battle fires started by bombing. Three members were killed, three seriously injured and a further five sustained injuries.