The Cortland Fire Department consists of both career and volunteer personnel that respond to emergencies and work hard to prevent emergencies before they happen through aggressive fire prevention education.
Application to the volunteer component of the fire department only requires that you be a healthy, ambitious adult, 18 years or older, of good character, possess a valid drivers license, and provide the commitment to meet the training requirements.
Applications may be obtained from and returned to the Fire Chief's office at the Main Station, or by completing our brief Online Volunteer Firefighter Application. From there, the applicant will undergo a police records check, and be forwarded to a Volunteer Company for screening. Upon acceptance by the Volunteer Company the application will be routed to the Board of Fire Commissioners for approval. After successfully completing your probationary period and training requirements, you must meet all Department services and training requirements for your service classification to remain an active member.
We look forward to meeting you and welcome your commitment of time and effort necessary to join the Cortland Fire Department and keep the Cortland community safe.