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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Fire department personnel, both volunteer and career, involved in technical rescue may participate in many specialty areas. Confined space training is a New York State certification program that enables providers to work in confined spaces and hazardous atmospheres. There are many sites in the City of Cortland that meet confined space criteria, including industrial sites and utility areas. Hazardous materials technicians are certified by New York State and have refresher courses and advanced coursework available through the Specialist level. Hazardous materials can be found almost everywhere, from under the kitchen sink to industrial processing. Rope rescue technicians are also certified by New York State and have several levels of certification. This can involve high angle and low angle (below grade) rope techniques.



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