About Cortland Fire Department

The 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, to respond to fire incidents, and also to assist the ambulance crew on EMS incidents.

We proudly protect the growing Town of Cortland as well as the rural residents within the district. The fire protection district encompasses 25 square miles with borders at the Sycamore Fire District to the north, the Hinckley Fire Protection District to the south, the Maple Park Fire Protection District to the east, and the City of DeKalb to the west.

We are a member of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 6. This agreement is to assist other area fire departments with our crews and equipment. In return, the other area fire departments come and assist our crews.

We offer tours of the fire station, including fire trucks and ambulances. If you would like a tour or would like more information about services provided, please stop by the station between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Training takes place every Monday night, with fire training and one night of training dedicated to EMS. Training consists of videos, lectures, hands-on, live fire training, and extrication training.

The Cortland Fire Department members consists of a Fire Chief, Assistant Chiefs, Captains, Lieutenants, Firefighter/Paramedics, Firefighter/EMTs, Paramedics, and EMTs.

If you need further information, would like a tour, or if you have a comment about our service or a suggestion about how we can better serve the citizens of Cortland, please feel free to contact us. You may reach us on our non-emergency phone number at 815-756-2545 or email info@cortlandfire.com. Our crew will make sure we do everything we can to answer your questions and concerns.

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Our Values

We are dedicated to providing the best possible customer service 24/7, 365 days a year. Our commitment is reflected through highly trained, hardworking, and competent members.
Trust & Respect
We are committed to the community, and maintaining public trust is a key part of this. We are honored to be members of the Cortland Fire Department and hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards. Self-discipline is the foundation for managing quality behavior.
History & Tradition
We are rich in tradition. We are very respectful of those who have served before us and the sacrifices they have made. Firefighters are a close-knit family. Our lives depend on each other, and we take that very seriously. We strive to make the organization better for those who follow.

District Trustees

Mark Yaeger
Mark YaegerDistrict President
James Stoddard
James StoddardDistrict Attorney
John Longeville
John LongevilleDistrict Secretary
Tara Keith
Tara KeithDistrict Treasurer
Dan Black
Dan BlackDistrict Trustee
Mike Friedlund
Mike FriedlundDistrict Trustee
Robert Coyle
Robert CoyleDistrict Trustee

The Team

Trent Moser: Chief/Paramedic
Trent MoserChief / Paramedic
Chris Fioretto
Chris FiorettoAsst. Chief / EMT
Mark Hedrick
Mark HedrickAsst. Chief / EMT
Zach Wright
Zach WrightCaptain / Paramedic
Kris Williams
Kris WilliamsCaptain / Paramedic
James Zarek
James ZarekCaptain / Paramedic
Jake Moser
Jake MoserLieutenant / Paramedic
Alex Castritsis
Alex CastritsisLieutenant / EMT
Adam Swineheart
Adam SwineheartEngineer / EMT
Logan Zarek
Logan ZarekEngineer
Kylie Hanks
Kylie HanksEngineer / EMT
Kyle Bolin
Kyle BolinFirefighter / Paramedic
Anthony Jefferson
Anthony JeffersonFirefighter
Kylie Nunez
Kylie NunezFirefighter / EMT
Justin Meier
Justin MeierFirefighter / EMT
Nathan Lee
Nathan LeeFirefighter / EMT
Maurice Chabolla
Maurice ChabollaFirefighter / Paramedic
Jackie Arendt
Jackie ArendtFirefighter / EMT
Tabi Long
Tabi LongFirefighter / Paramedic
Jake Watson
Jake WatsonFirefighter / EMT
Tyrone Dennis
Tyrone DennisProbationary Firefighter
Adam Mackey
Adam MackeyProbationary Firefighter / Paramedic
Ian Siewierski
Ian SiewierskiProbationary Firefighter
Tommy Christofferson
Tommy ChristoffersonFirefighter / EMT
Austin Reidl
Austin ReidlFirefighter / EMT
Michael Medina
Michael MedinaProbationary Firefighter / EMT
Adam Mumme
Adam MummeProbationary Firefighter
Brady Keierleber
Brady KeierleberProbationary Firefighter / EMT
Ethan TinsleyProbationary Firefighter
Mackai NeumaierProbationary Firefighter
Davion GowdyProbationary Firefighter
Ryleigh LucasProbationary Firefighter / EMT
Colton MontroyProbationary Firefighter
Taylor SukachProbationary Firefighter
Nicholas TrzynaCadet
Anthony PizanoCadet
Ryan LangeParamedic
Hannah HanksEMT
Dan EldridgeParamedic
Emely MendozaEMT