County of Prince Edward
Fire Chief: Scott Manlow
Deputy Chief: Robert Rutter
Fire Department Mission Statement:
The mission of the Prince Edward County Fire Department is to provide a range of programs to protect the lives and property of the residents of Prince Edward County from the adverse effects of fire, sudden medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions created by man or nature.
The Fire Department is responsible for firefighting, investigations, inspections and prevention services for the County of Prince Edward. Our responsibilities include education and program services, inquiries, fire code enforcement, fire engineering plans, fire suppression, rescue services, emergency defibrillation and medical assist services, and ice water rescue.
The County’s Municipal boundaries are shared with Quinte West, Belleville, Tyendinega and Greater Napanee, and each municipality has an approved Mutual Aid Agreement with the County of Prince Edward. The County of Prince Edward and Quinte West share an Automatic Aid Agreement.
December 2013 - Mayor Peter Mertens, firefighters Jim Young, Vic Estabrooks, Deputy Fire Chief Robert Rutter, firefighter Robert Downey, division commander Dan Baker, firefighter Matthew Courneyea and Fire Chief Scott Manlow.
Estabrooks, Courneyea and Brent Insley were awarded certificates recognizing their completion of Fire Fighter Curriculum Component 1. Young and Downey were recognized for reaching the status of master trainer / facilitator (descriptions below).
Ontario Fire Fighter Curriculum Component One Certificates
The Ontario Fire Fighter Curriculum Component One Exam covers 30 Topic Sections of the Ontario Fire Fighter Curriculum and sees the fire fighter signed off on topics like Fire Suppression, Chemistry of Combustion, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Pre-Incident Planning and 26 others fire fighting related topics.
Master Trainer Facilitator Certification
The Master Trainer Facilitator certification requires a combination of several years experience in the fire service followed by studying to become a Trainer Facilitator, and a partnership with the Ontario Fire College. The certifications allows trainers to teach specialized firefighting courses, benefitting other fire fighters in their community.