Canadian Fire Fighters Museum Selling Rain Barrels

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The Canadian Fire Fighters Museum (CFFM) is taking pre-sale orders for their Truckload Rain Barrel Sale
scheduled to be held Saturday, April 28th   at the Trade Tech Industries Warehouse, 10 Robertson Street, Port Hope (formerly Canadian Tire) from 10 am to 2 pm.

Rain barrels will be sold for $55 each and funds raised will support The Canadian Fire Fighters Museum and its efforts to relocate in Northumberland County.

The Canadian Fire Fighters Museum is moving from its present Home of 34 years to make way for the remediation project conducted by the Port Hope Area Initiative. (PHAI). The Museum continues to have expenses while it searches for its permanent home and is currently looking at several new options. The rain barrel sale is an important part of the fundraising plan.

Says organizer John Appleman Rain barrels capture, and store rainwater collected from roofs through downspouts. They provide chlorine-free, and fluoride-free, water, which is ideal for flowers, vegetables, lawns, shrubs and trees. Collected water has many other uses including washing cars, cleaning floors, laundry and more. These many uses can provide cost savings and conservation opportunities for every homeowner, especially those who pay to have water trucked in, use a well or have a water meter installed.”

Purchasers will have a choice of colours, and each rain barrel available through Canadian Fire Fighters Museum comes equipped with all the parts needed to set up the barrel. These environmentally-friendly barrels have previously been used to transport fruits and vegetables and have been refurbished and repurposed to offer years of reliable service as rain barrels.  

A pre-sale order can be placed at or by calling John 905-570-7485.


About CFFM – Founded 34 years ago, on a parcel of land that was previously a public works department shed. Through the years the Canadian Fire Fighters Museum has collected some of the best artefacts of Canadian firefighting, embracing all types of firefighting; forestry, volunteer, municipal, industrial and more. For more information, or to participate in the fundraising event, please contact John Appleman at or call 905-570-7485. Or see: