Thank you for visiting the Canby Fire District web site. I hope that your visit will give
you an insight into the services that we provide as well as the dedicated people who serve the citizens of our community.
The Canby Fire District is a special service District that provides traditional Fire, Rescue, and Prevention services to the Cities of Canby and Barlow as well as the rural areas around those cities. Canby Fire is also the Ambulance service provider for our service area, providing emergency advanced life support transport to our Citizens. Over 30,000 people live within the 54 square miles that the District serves. Currently the Fire District has 50 members who consist of 18 Career, 30 Volunteer, and 2 Administrative personnel.
As the Fire Chief of the Canby Fire District it is my responsibility to make sure that when Prevention doesn’t work and someone is having their worst day, that the people who respond are highly skilled and motivated, and equipped to deliver exceptional services. We take great pride in what we do and how we do it. In order to do this we spend a great deal of our time preparing for emergencies through training as well as making sure that our tools and techniques meet or exceed the latest industry standards.
The members of the Canby Fire District are never satisfied with the status quo. Our members are encouraged to find ways to improve our services and have a strong sense of ownership in our programs. Since property taxes and ambulance revenues are our only sources of revenue, our members have found ways to gain the necessary tools or technologies through grant funding or in some cases, through cooperative efforts with other agencies or companies.
You will notice as you navigate through our web site that we are very serious about how we serve our community. Whether someone is a volunteer, career, or administrative member, we believe very strongly in doing the right thing for the right reasons.
Ted R Kunze