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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Cortland Fire Department has instructors available for American Heart Association CPR and First Aid classes at your workplace, school, civic or youth group. Courses are also hosted regularly at the Armory Building at 25 Wheeler Ave. These courses are for anyone with limited or no medical training. CPR is a means to save heart muscle until a cardiac arrest victim can get to advanced care.  Cortland Fire Department also provides Healthcare Provider CPR for agencies needing more specific coursework.  Heartsaver Courses are $30.00 per course.  Call for quotes on other courses.


 2018 Dates:    2/10/2018, 4/7/2018, 6/9/2018, 8/25/2018

First Aid starts at 8:30 am ending at 12:30 pm and CPR starts at 1:00 pm ending at 5:00 pm

 Class Schedule & Registration Form

Heartsaver® CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated defibrillator use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.


Heartsaver® First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.


CPR is the second most important link in the chain of survival for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The first is the recognition that a person is in trouble. Even if you don’t take a course learning to recognize the signs of an emergency can save a life. American Heart Association has information at their website to learn about heart attack, stroke and many other life threatening emergencies.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to request a class or call 607-756-5612 for more information.

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