In the begining.....
On May 25, 1890 the residents of Cambridge witnessed, first hand, the devastation and destruction that fire can cause. On that Sunday night in May the call of fire was heard. As there were no apparatus for extinguishing the fire, a bucket brigade was quickly formed. It gained great headway and the whole town seemed doomed. It was about 4 o’clock in the morning before people began to retire and the fire was still not completely extinguished. It was said to have taken eight years for the village to fully recover.
On February 12th 1902, the Cambridge Fire Company began. Since it's inception the CFD served the village of Cambridge and the surrounding area as a 100% volunteer fire department, comprised of members willing to risk life and limb for the common good in their community.
Interested in becoming a member?
Stop by the CFD any Monday night between 6:30 and 8:30pm or call us and let us know you're interested and we can set-up a meeting time.
For questions or to request any additional information please feel free to contact us!
Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department
271 Main Street
Cambridge, WI 53523
Phone: (608) 423-2014