Welcome to the Cobourg Fire Department's web page.
The Cobourg Fire Department is a composite department consisting of a Fire Chief, a Deputy Chief, a Fire Prevention Officer, an Emergency Planner, 12 full-time firefighters, 16 volunteer firefighters and one administrative assistant. Our fire hall is located at 111 Elgin St. E.
The members of the Cobourg Fire Department take great pride in serving the citizens of Cobourg. If we can be of any service or assistance to you, please contact us!
Mike Vilneff, Fire Chief
It is the mission of the Cobourg Fire Department, through the delivery of programs and services, to protect life and property in our community from the adverse effects of fire, sudden medical, environmental and other emergencies, both natural and man-made.
All calls to 9-1-1 are received by the Cobourg Police Service, which acts as the "Central Emergency Reporting Bureau ". They, in turn, dispatch the Cobourg Fire Department. All departments within the Town have operated on an 800 MHz trunked radio system since 1996. We also have the ability to operate on the County of Northumberland fire communications frequency.
Training for the Cobourg Fire Department is based on the Provincial "General Level Firefighter Curriculum". This curriculum ensures that a high degree of competency is achieved and maintained in order to better serve the citizens of Cobourg. Department members also attend specialized courses, held throughout the province, to enhance their skills and knowledge.
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.
Calls for assistance over the past 10 years are as follows:
2002 952 2003 1,189 2004 1,200 2005 1,145 2006 1,100 2007 1,130 2008 1,085 2009 1,170 2010 1,209 2011 1,092 2012 1,178
Fees & Charges
Current fees and charges for items such as requested inspections, files searches, etc. are available here .
Administration office hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mailing address: 111 Elgin St. E., Cobourg, ON K9A 1A1
Telephone: 905-372-9789 Fax: 905-372-0869
Fire Chief: Mike Vilneff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Fire Chief: Gene Thompson, email@example.com
Fire Prevention Officer: Capt. Aaron Blair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Planner: Joe Hunwicks, email@example.com
General inquiry e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org