Cortland Fire Department

Cortland Fire Department was chartered in 1947 as an all volunteer fire department. The Cortland Community Fire Protection District was formed in 1964 as a taxing body to fund the operations of the fire department. In 2012, Cortland Fire Department staffed an ambulance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Volunteers respond to staff the fire apparatus and assist the ambulance crew. The fire protection district encompasses 25 square miles and borders on the Sycamore Fire District on the north, the Hinckley Fire Protection District on the south, the Maple Park Fire Protection District on the East, and the City of DeKalb on the West. The Cortland Fire Department is a member of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 6. Cortland Fire Department is dedicated to serving the Town of Cortland with the most professional level of service.

The Cortland Fire Department, is currently looking for new volunteer firefighters! Applications are available for pickup Monday through Saturday 9am – 5pm at Cortland Fire Station. You can also click the Apply Here tab to print a copy or fill out application online. Applicants for the position of volunteer firefighter must reside within a 7 mile radius of the Cortland Fire Station located at 30 W. North Ave. Previous experience or certified firefighters preferred, but not required. If you have any questions please email Lt Kairis.

Home knox boxes are now available in Cortland. Click on the picture below for more information. 

home knox box


CPR Classes are now being held at the Cortland Fire Department

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Cortland Fire Personnel  Email Accounts
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Cortland Fire Department SOG
View our Standard Operating Guidelines here. Members Only

Cortland Fire Department EMS Hours Submission
To submit your EMS hours  here. Members Only