Cortland Fire Department » Volunteer



How many times have you seen a fire truck pass you with their lights and sirens on the way to an emergency? How many parades have you stood on the side of the road and cheered for the firefighters as they proudly marched by dressed in their uniforms? How many times have you thought that you might enjoy being a part of that excitement, tradition, and camaraderie?

Volunteer firefighters have the same training as a career fire department, only we don’t get paid to help we do it because we love it.

Volunteer firefighters come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. The Cortland Fire Department is made up of people just like you who have full-time jobs and families but have decided that they can also make time in their schedule to help their friends and neighbors during their times of need. Our volunteer firefighters are men and women, career firefighters, high school students, mechanics, truck drivers, artists, tradesman, and retired professionals.

The rewards of being a volunteer firefighter are plentiful. There is the sense of accomplishment that comes from controlling a fire, the joy and elation that follows the birth of a child, the timid “thank you” that is received from an accident victim, and the satisfaction that goes along with teaching children about fire safety.

The Cortland Fire Department has a proud history of volunteer firefighters that have provided fire and emergency medical services to the citizens of the town. If you are willing to share some of your time and energy, we will provide you with the training and equipment you need to safely help your friends and neighbors.

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.