Message from the Fire Chief

The Cosumnes Fire Department has a proud history of serving our community. That spirit of service continues as we move forward into the future. We are committed to providing the highest levels of service possible.

The Mission of the Cosumnes Fire Department is “The men and women of the Cosumnes Fire Department strive to exceed expectations at all times.” These words summarize what we do, but it is the men and women of the Cosumnes Fire Department that really make the difference - they exemplify these words on a daily basis.

The Cosumnes Fire Department is an "All Risk" department, meaning we will respond to the needs of the communities of Elk Grove and Galt, regardless of the nature of the incident. As first responders, we begin the process of solving the problem to lead to a positive outcome. 

The Cosumnes Fire Department is comprised of specialists in the areas of structural firefighting, wildland firefighting, emergency medical care and transportation, hazardous materials response, urban search and rescue, and swift water and flood rescue. Every member of the Department is certified as an Emergency Medical Technician or is a nationally accredited Paramedic. Emergency medical service and transportation accounts for most of our workload, and the Cosumnes Fire Department is a regional leader in pre-hospital emergency care.

It is an absolute honor to serve with these men and women and to be able to represent such a fine organization. I am routinely impressed by the compassion and resourcefulness of the personnel of our Department and their commitment to the residents, businesses, and visitors of our District. We continually seek ways to be more efficient, more adaptable, and more responsive to the needs of our communities.

We stand ready to assist you in your time of need - day or night - with compassion, professionalism, respect, and dignity.


Michael W. McLaughlin, CFO