Help to shape the next decade of fire services in Cambridge

Posted on Monday July 25, 2022

Cambridge, Ontario. July 25, 2022 – The Cambridge Fire Department (CFD) is seeking feedback to ensure fire services meet the needs of the community over the next decade.

Feedback will be used to inform the development of the 10-year Master Fire and Emergency Services Plan (MFESP). Originally developed in 2013, the MFESP is a strategic document that will guide Council and City staff in providing effective and efficient fire protection and emergency services and meet the growing needs of Cambridge.

“As our community continues to evolve and grow, so must our services,” says Fire Chief Brian Arnold. “We want to ensure that the Cambridge Fire Department continues to protect and educate our residents in ways that best fit their needs.”

Anyone living in the community is invited to complete an online survey through Engage Cambridge beginning July 25 to September 30.

The Master Fire and Emergency Services Plan Update will be created by using the following methods of input:

  • Community Risk Assessment
  • Legislation
  • Industry best practices
  • Cambridge City and Fire Department personnel
  • Resident feedback

The updated strategic plan is expected to go to Cambridge City Council in November 2022. 

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About the Cambridge Fire Department

The City of Cambridge Fire Department's mission is to "Save Lives, Prevent Injury, and Protect Property”. Cambridge Fire has fire has 6 stations throughout the city with Station 1 Headquarters being at 1625 Bishop Street North.  There are approximately 127 firefighters in suppression and 17 staff makes up Fire Prevention, Training, Administration Public Education, Mechanical and Communications.  For more information visit us at or follow on Twitter @CambridgeFD.

About the City of Cambridge

The City of Cambridge is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With nearly 140,000 residents, Cambridge is the second largest community within Waterloo Region. It is strategically located astride highway 401 in southwestern Ontario, part of the Toronto to Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor. With a multicultural mix and a strong foundation of support services, Cambridge has a diverse economic base with leading industries in advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, nuclear, pharmaceutical, business and financial services.

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