CFS LogoThe Cornwall Fire Service performs services designed to maximize the safety and quality of life for the residents of our community.

The most obvious services traditionally associated with fire departments is the suppression of fires. While Cornwall Fire Services has the trained personnel, equipment and experience to fulfill this mandate, we also provide the following services that truly make Cornwall a safer place to live, work and visit:

  • fire prevention and education programs
  • hazardous material response
  • water and ice water rescue
  • technical rescue (awareness)
  • responses to medical calls
  • auto extrication
  • training services
 Message from the Fire Chief

Welcome to the City of Cornwall Fire Services website. On behalf of the men and women of the Cornwall Fire Services, it is our sincere desire that you will find our website interesting and informative.

The Cornwall Fire Services members are dedicated specialists whose mission is to protect the residents and visitors to the City of Cornwall. The department responds to emergencies within the community where life, property, or the environment is in jeopardy. We are an all-hazards emergency services department with a high-performing team. Our staff are the key to our success, and I'm honoured to lead our team.

Our team's mission encompasses the "Three Lines of Defense."

  • Public Fire and Life Safety Education
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Code Enforcement
  • Fire and Emergency Response

City Councill has approved a new Headquarters with a state-of-the-art Training Center, it is an exciting time for Cornwall Fire Services. This new facility will replace our current Fourth St. W. headquarters station as we modernize our service and adapt to our growing community. Our department consists of 56 suppression firefighters, 3 Fire Prevention Officers / Public Educators, 1 Training Officer and 1 Mechanic, in addition to this, Deputy Chief Leighton Woods portfolio includes Emergency Management, Public Education, Fire Prevention and is the Cities CEMC, Deputy Chief Addison Pelkey’s portfolio includes the Operations side of the service including Suppression, Training and Mechanical Divisions.

Every year people are hurt by fire; fire safety is everyone's responsibility. Make sure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside all sleeping areas. Talk with your family about what to do if there is a fire in your home. Be prepared; early notification saves human and pets' lives.

Enjoy our web page and look us up on Twitter and Facebook for quick updates as we begin to develop these social media outlets.  Come back soon as we make regular website updates and share more about our exciting projects and keep you informed on local fire safety matters.

Yours in Fire Safety, 

Matt Stephenson, Chief

 Cornwall Fire Chief Matthew Stephenson

 Annual Reports 

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

 Staff Directory 

 Call the City of Cornwall's main line at 613-930-2787, then use the extension below.


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Fire Chief Stephenson 2338
Deputy Fire Chief Pelkey 2391
Deputy Fire Chief Woods 2346
Administrative Assistant - Delorme 2311
On-Duty Platoon Chief 2393
On-Duty Captain - Station 1 2336
On-Duty Captain - Station 2


Fire Prevention Division 2395
Senior Fire Prevention Officer - McNeely 2381
Fire Prevention Officer - Patton 2392
Fire Prevention Officer - Rutter 2396
Training Officer - Macnab 2390 

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