Cobourg Fire Department - Fire Master Plan

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Cobourg Fire Department (CFD) dedicates their efforts to providing protection; from fire, life threatening emergencies, and dangerous conditions for residents and visitors.

CFD provides service to community in a “composite” fire department model. This means that CFD is staffed by a mix of full-time staff and paid-on-call (aka volunteer) firefighters who respond to emergencies. CFD responds to a variety of calls that may include general assistance/information inquiries, to responding to emergency incidents such as motor vehicle collisions, fires, water rescue, or medical emergencies.

About the Cobourg Fire Department:

  • The Cobourg Fire Department has been proudly serving the citizens of Cobourg since 1832.
  • In 2021, the CFD responded to 1,406 emergency calls. As of Sept. 15, 2022, the CFD has responded to 940 emergency calls.
  • CFD has a Fire Chief, Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Administrative Assistant, 16 full time firefighters and 14 volunteer firefighters.
  • The Cobourg Fire Department provides 24-hour emergency services including fire suppression, emergency medical care with defibrillation, awareness level hazardous materials response, entry level ice and cold water rescue, confined space rescue, vehicle extrication, and response to any other natural or accidental emergency.
  • The department has a very in-depth, intensive training program. All firefighters must take part in ongoing training and refresher courses for the following:
    • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) curriculum
    • Recruit training
    • Driver training
    • CPR, defibrillation, first aid, administering oxygen
    • Auto extrication
    • Live fire training
    • Pump, Aerial & Tanker operations
    • Hazmat
    • Shore-based ice/water rescue
    • Other specialized courses (i.e. fire investigation, legislation)
  • The department takes part in various public education and public relations activities throughout the year. Educating the public is key to the prevention of fires. Programs include:
    • Fire safety education for children
    • A smoke alarm program
    • Hall tours
    • Fire Prevention Week activities
    • Fire drill assistance

Fire Services Plan

In our ongoing efforts to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our growing community, the CFD is creating a fire services plan to guide operational improvements and ensure the optimization of services to the community.

To accomplish this, we have engaged Emergency Management Group Inc. (EMG), to assist us with this initiative. EMG is a consulting firm that has worked with many fire departments in developing their fire master plans, station assessments and fire service reviews. To supplement the fire services plan, EMG has created this community survey to collect input from our valued residents.

Community Engagement

Please take the time to complete the survey below. Your confidential responses will assist to ensure focused action that continues to meet the diverse needs of the community.

Cobourg Fire Department (CFD) dedicates their efforts to providing protection; from fire, life threatening emergencies, and dangerous conditions for residents and visitors.

CFD provides service to community in a “composite” fire department model. This means that CFD is staffed by a mix of full-time staff and paid-on-call (aka volunteer) firefighters who respond to emergencies. CFD responds to a variety of calls that may include general assistance/information inquiries, to responding to emergency incidents such as motor vehicle collisions, fires, water rescue, or medical emergencies.

About the Cobourg Fire Department:

  • The Cobourg Fire Department has been proudly serving the citizens of Cobourg since 1832.
  • In 2021, the CFD responded to 1,406 emergency calls. As of Sept. 15, 2022, the CFD has responded to 940 emergency calls.
  • CFD has a Fire Chief, Chief Fire Prevention Officer, Administrative Assistant, 16 full time firefighters and 14 volunteer firefighters.
  • The Cobourg Fire Department provides 24-hour emergency services including fire suppression, emergency medical care with defibrillation, awareness level hazardous materials response, entry level ice and cold water rescue, confined space rescue, vehicle extrication, and response to any other natural or accidental emergency.
  • The department has a very in-depth, intensive training program. All firefighters must take part in ongoing training and refresher courses for the following:
    • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) curriculum
    • Recruit training
    • Driver training
    • CPR, defibrillation, first aid, administering oxygen
    • Auto extrication
    • Live fire training
    • Pump, Aerial & Tanker operations
    • Hazmat
    • Shore-based ice/water rescue
    • Other specialized courses (i.e. fire investigation, legislation)
  • The department takes part in various public education and public relations activities throughout the year. Educating the public is key to the prevention of fires. Programs include:
    • Fire safety education for children
    • A smoke alarm program
    • Hall tours
    • Fire Prevention Week activities
    • Fire drill assistance

Fire Services Plan

In our ongoing efforts to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our growing community, the CFD is creating a fire services plan to guide operational improvements and ensure the optimization of services to the community.

To accomplish this, we have engaged Emergency Management Group Inc. (EMG), to assist us with this initiative. EMG is a consulting firm that has worked with many fire departments in developing their fire master plans, station assessments and fire service reviews. To supplement the fire services plan, EMG has created this community survey to collect input from our valued residents.

Community Engagement

Please take the time to complete the survey below. Your confidential responses will assist to ensure focused action that continues to meet the diverse needs of the community.

Page last updated: 15 Sep 2022, 02:41 PM