The Mission of the Cedarburg Fire
Department’s Training Bureau is to prepare our members through
education to serve the citizens and visitors of Cedarburg with
The Cedarburg Fire Department’s Training
Bureau is responsible for the initial training and continued
development for all Firefighters, Engineers, Emergency Medical
Technicians and special service personnel to meet the
requirements set forth by The State of Wisconsin, the NFPA and
the needs of our community.
Training programs are designed to focus on
operational efficiency while maintaining the safety of our
members. An assessment of daily call response and performance
which revels any deficiencies and dictates any necessary
Fire Trainings are held on Thursday
evenings for 3 hours, twice a month. Each “Active” Firefighter
is required to attend a minimum of 30 hours of training each
year. Several trainings throughout the year are designed to meet
the mandates set forth by the State of Wisconsin.
Trainings cover a large variety of subjects
such as, ladders, fire attack, ventilation, gas meters, water
supply, building construction, hazardous materials, fire alarm
systems, firefighter self-survival, fire behavior, extinguishers
and numerous other topics.
Rescue trainings are held on Tuesday
evenings once each month. Each “Active” Rescue Squad Member must
attend a minimum of 8 trainings each year.
Trainings focus on rescue skills, equipment
operation, and medical protocols to insure the highest quality
care for our patients.
Engineer trainings are held on Thursday
evenings once a month. Each “Active” Engineer must attend a
minimum of 8 trainings each year.
Trainings focus on driving, pump
operations, hydrant hook-up, rural water supply, and many other
topics that prepare our operators to get apparatus, equipment,
personnel, and water to an emergency scene safely and
Minimum Required Certifications
Active Firefighters must successfully
complete Firefighter I class and pass the State written and
Active Rescue Squad members must
successfully complete EMT-Basic class and pass the National
Registry written and practical exams.
Active Engineers must be a Certified Level
I Firefighter, then successfully complete Driver Operator-pumper
and pass the State written and practical exams.
Once certification is obtained, in house
training must be completed before the member can operate in the