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 excellence.

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 training needs.

Fire Training

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 Training

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 Training

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 efficiently.

Minimum Required Certifications

Active Firefighters must successfully complete Firefighter I class and pass the State written and practical exams.

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 specific roll.