BC Vintage Truck Museum, Cloverdale, Surrey BC Canada

1955 GMC V454-30
Hope Fire Dept


Donated by the District of Hope Fire Department)

The District of Hope received this GM C 450/Thibault fire truck on July 8, 1955.

It was purchased from Thibault, a prominent Canadian fire apparatus manufacturer located in Pierreville Quebec,


The Museum received the fire engine in September 2015.


Truck Specifications:

Model: GMC 454-30

Engine: 302 cu. In 250 HP 6 cyl. Gasoline

Transmission: 5 Speed Transmission 157" WB

Fuel capacity: 14 Imp.gal fuel tank (10 mpg)


Fire Suppression Apparatus  Specifications :

2,955 Litres per minute, 625 gpm(Gallon per minute) triple combination pumper with 2,273 Litre 500 Imp. Gal water booster tank.

14' roof ladder Fog gun.

 2 ½ " hose 4 ½ "suction hose Federal G66 siren

Federal Scatter Ray light


The District of Hope Fire Department was also kind enough to donate many period correct accessories such as axes, fire extinguishers and protective gear.




©2018 BC Vintage Truck Museum

Thank-you to the following sponsors to date; City of Surrey, Cobra Electric, Lark Construction, Jim Winter Collectible Car Appraisals

Zappone Trucking LTD., Tom Devlin Realtor, Ken Johnson Trucking LTD., Super Save Group, Willowbrook Chrysler, F & G Delivery LTD.

CBS Parts Ltd., John Aldag MP Cloverdale Langley

The BC Vintage Truck Museum is operated by the Surrey Heritage Society.