Swift Water Rescue Training
The City of Cortland Fire Department's Special Operations Team is currently training for Swift Water and Flood Rescues in conjuction with many area fire departments and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control. This intensive four day training will enable your firefighters to more effectively combat area emergencies that have become increasingly problematic over the past few years. The Cortland Fire Department was fortunate to recieve a grant to allow for this training and equip our team to respond to such emergencies. Click here for more information.
Daylight Savings Time and Smoke Detectors
Daylight Savings Time is upon us! You should replace thebattery in each smoke detector at least once a year. A good way to remember this is, "change your clocks - change your batteries." This slogan is used by the fire service nationally to provide an easy reminder to change the detector battery each time you adjust your clocks for Daylight Savings Time. Dust can collect over time and cause the unit from operating properly. To clean, just use the soft brush cleaning attachment that is part of most vacuum cleaners. It is now recommended that smoke detectors be replaced every ten years. If you do not know how old your smoke detector is, or if it is known to be at least ten years old, replace it with a new unit as soon as possible. Working smoke detectors save lives!!
Click here to learn more about why you should have smoke detectors (FEMA)
Click here to learn more about keeping your community safe and sound (NFPA)
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The Firemen's Association of the State of New York has designated this weekend as RecruitNY.
The Fire Department is hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 26, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm
Visit the 21 Court Street Station and find out how to become a Volunteer Firefighter in the City of
Cortland. All applicants will recieve a Cortland Fire Department Recruit NY T shirt.
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