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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2018 Fire Prevention Banner

The Annual Open House is hosted at the City of Cortland Fire Department Headquarters during                           Fire Prevention Week.  

Open House is on  October 6th, 2018 from 10 AM to 3 PM. 

This is a free event. 

                                               The 2018 Poster Contest winning posters will be on display. Come join our firefighters and learn about smoke alarm expiration dates, tour the fire trucks, and learn how to use fire extinguishers safely. 


                                                 Tour our Historic Fire Station celebrating 100 years of service to the City of Cortland!!!!!!!    


                                                                  Meet our mascots Soot (Hugs included) and Scorch

                            Kids can participate in the Firefighter Challenge!  Get your firefighter gear on, get set and go!!! through an obstacle course simulating firefighting skills.


Learn about the proud history of the Cortland Fire Department and find out how to become a volunteer in this historic agency helping your neighbors and friends.

Come meet our auxillary and have a cup of cider, a bit of popcorn.  Courtesy of the Hollenbeck's and the Cortland Fire Dept. Auxiliary

Meet the SUNY Cortland Emergency Medical Services Staff.

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"Try out" for our Special Operations Team or try your firefighting skills.

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