Fire Department

 
Fire Chief's Welcome


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

 


 

 Mission Statement

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. 

Communications

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

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. 

Emergency Services

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. 

Responses

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

2013

1,241

 

Fees & Charges

Current fees and charges for items such as requested inspections, files searches, etc. are available here .  

 

Contact Information: 

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,  mvilneff@cobourg.ca

Deputy Fire Chief:   Gene Thompson,  gthompson@cobourg.ca

Fire Prevention Officer:    Capt. Aaron Blair, ablair@cobourg.ca

Emergency Planner:    Joe Hunwicks,  jhunwicks@cobourg.ca

General inquiry e-mail:   fire@cobourg.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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