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Cedarburg Fire Department

A public safety referendum will appear on ballots on April 2. Learn more about the referendum here.

Keep Fire Hydrants Clear

Winter weather can create fire safety hazards, such as ice or heavy snowfall that can obstruct fire hydrants. You can help reduce the risk by keeping fire hydrants accessible and clear of ice and snow. We recommend clearing a 3 foot area around the hydrant.

See the Movie! Q&A with Chief Vahsholtz and CFD Fire Equipment on Display

Behind the Lines of the Volunteer Fire Service

Free Public Event: Rivoli Theater March 9th

The event at the Rivoli Theater on March 9th, noon to 2:30pm, is FREE to the public and will be an opportunity for residents of the City and Town of Cedarburg to learn more about the upcoming referendum in April and to see the film  “Odd Hours, No Pay, Cool Hat”, which is a documentary that depicts the challenges facing volunteer fire departments across the country.  The movie run time is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Following the movie, Chief Vahsholtz will hold a Q&A to answer questions relevant to the Fire/EMS service in Cedarburg and why the referendum will help our community.  We hope to see you there!


The Cedarburg Fire Department is a community volunteer department made up of your neighbors, your friends and your relatives. We are committed to providing emergency services and fund raising activities to make the Cedarburg Fire Department the best of the best. It is only with your support by volunteering, that we can continue to provide first class service to our community. Not only is there a role for those that wish to fight fires and take care of the sick and injured, but there is another important role of fund raising that helps our community. It is through these fund raising efforts that allows the fire department to purchase our equipment and donate it back to Cedarburg. Just recently, we purchased a new fire engine at a cost of over $750,000.00 that will be donated back to the city. No tax dollars were spent, just the sweat and hard work of those who volunteer at our fund raising events to give back to the community. CFD is a family and there is room for everyone in our family. Please consider joining today.

Jeff Vahsholtz

Message From The Chief



Thank you for visiting the Cedarburg Fire Department website!

As you explore our website, you will read about the many activities and fundraising events that keep our department members busy!  Our CFD family is comprised of 67 Active volunteers and 6 Full-Time members.  Our active members respond to over 1,500 calls per year, while continuously training to keep our skills sharp.

Our Active and Passive members participate in our fundraising events to purchase fire apparatus and equipment that helps keep the tax rate down in our community.  ALL of our members are the heart, soul and backbone of our department.

We would love to have you become part of our family.  Please give us a call or drop us an email for more information. Happy New Year, and please stay safe in 2024.