Volunteer Opportunities

Scanned from a Xerox multifunction device001Volunteers in the City of Cortland Fire Department serve in many diverse roles, and use their talents in many aspects of fire department activities. Their commitment to serving the community is what binds the membership, which is comprised of individuals of all ages, experiences and backgrounds. However, because not everyone has a special interest in each aspect of the fire department, our structure allows folks to explore the areas that interest them most.

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Cortland Fire DepartmentThe City of Cortland (NY) Fire Department has two fire stations staffed around the clock.

Our Headquarters, located at 21 Court Street, is a historical building built in 1914. We believe it is the second oldest continuously working firehouse listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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Made up solely of volunteer members, the Fire Police are a specialty unit under the direction of the Chief of Department. The Fire Police are responsible for the safety of the fire department staff. They secure the area around fire scenes and at accidents or technical rescue scenes. They frequently work with other City agencies to provide assistance with traffic control and to improve security at community events. They have a wide variety of roles and responsibilities that are assigned by the Chief.


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