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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 Recreational or Open Burning 

The NYS DEC Burn Ban is in effect until May 15th 

The City of Cortland does allow for Recreational Fires when the burn ban is lifted.  You can get more information by clicking here for the current ordinances.  Keep in mind that all fire safety precautions should be followed while you enjoy your outdoor fire.  Please keep in mind that if a complaint is submitted to the fire  or police department, you may be required to extinguish the fire.


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