The Cayuga Heights Fire Department's primary mission is the protection and preservation of life and property for the people it serves. The department is committed to doing so through the provision of quality cost effective services in the areas of fire suppression, emergency medicine, hazardous materials mitigation and other technological and natural disasters.
Our members come from all walks of life. Our department is filled with members from all walks of life. Membership occupations include neurobiologists, mathematicians, mechanical engineers, businessmen and women, atmospheric scientists, computer programmers, structural geologists, speech pathologists, academic administrators, property managers, college students, and many more. We have had members from Afghanistan, Austria, Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, England, Romania, and Russia - all who choose to also volunteer outside of regular work hours. CHFD accepts members from all walks of life, with all levels of experience.
Emergency medical services is a vital function of the Cayuga Heights Fire Department. CHFD staffs an ALS response vehicle, establishing patient contact and initiating patient stabilization sometimes many minutes prior to the arrival of Bangs Ambulance. Our vehicle carries everything that the ambulance does, except for the stretcher.
Our crews comprised of all levels of New York EMS certification ranging from First Responders to Paramedics. For more information about the rescue squad or for more information on becoming a member of the department, please click on the below button and fill out our email form.
A question that many community members ask is, "I'm interested in helping the department, but I don't really want to fight fire or have enough time to fulfill training requirements."
What if I don't have enough time to fulfill training requirements, but I still want to help? You can most definitely help! Our department is always in need of volunteers to provide support services. Support members are needed for scene photography, administrative record keeping, station maintenance, social outing organization, fund raising, and numerous other functions. Have a particular skill or talent? Let us know, you can help us save lives without fighting fires!