The City of Cambridge Fire Department's Training and Development division provides training programs to:

  • Firefighters
  • Officers
  • Records management staff
  • Facility management staff
  • New recruits

Our training programs are continuously improving to meet the current and future needs of the department and the community. We operate using a five-year plan that maintains an open-systems training model.

Training facilities

There are six training facilities used by the Cambridge Fire Department.

  1. Four-storey concrete burn building
  2. Pre-flashover conditions simulator
  3. Underground drafting/confined space pit
  4. Above ground metal tank and Class B pans
  5. Classroom
  6. Storage garage

Recruitment training programs

The Ontario Fire Services Standards set the minimum standards for certification. The Cambridge Fire Department uses the Ontario Fire Marshal's Curriculum and Endorsed Specialty Module for firefighter training. Recruits participate in a ten-week intensive training course and have a one-week Fire Prevention/Public Education placement during their final week. Cambridge firefighters regularly participate in training exercises as part of ongoing skills development.

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