Fire departments are designed to provide the best possible emergency response service based on the predicted needs of the community. The men and women of Canby Fire provide firefighting, rescue, and ambulance service for over 54 square miles and over 30,000 citizens.
It’s our job to be there – any time, any place – that a citizen in Canby Fire District needs our help.
There are four “on shift” firefighters and paramedics on duty at Canby Fire’s main fire station on South Pine Street, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a week. Led by a Shift Captain, these four highly trained professionals’ staff fire engines, ambulances and water tenders as needed depending on the nature of the emergency request. .
Canby Fire also has either the Fire Chief, or one of the 2 Battalion Chief’s on call, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days per year. Duty Chiefs are experienced incident command officers that are in charge of major incidents such structure fires, traffic accidents, or water rescues, and are also responsible for deployment decisions as resources fluctuate. Chief Officers also have administrative responsibilities, supervising the Operations, Training, EMS and Fire Prevention.
Canby Fire volunteer firefighters are called in when needed for fires, traffic accidents, or simultaneous medical emergencies. These dedicated volunteers can be called out at any time of the day or night. They also attend training one night a week, every week, to keep their emergency skills current.
Canby Fire responds to more than two thousand 911 generated emergencies and transports more than one thousand sick or injured patients to area hospitals each year. In addition to emergency response, Canby Firefighter’s train at least one-hour per day, maintain their equipment and apparatus in a “mission ready” status at all times, provide fire station tours and fire engine show offs, conducting fire and life safety business inspections, and dedicate time towards personal fitness and wellness.