Volunteering at CHFD

The Cayuga Heights Fire department is a 100% volunteer organization providing fire and ALS emergency medical services to the Village of Cayuga Heights, portions of the Town of Ithaca, and to sections Cornell University. The department is comprised of local area residents and undergrad and graduate students. All required gear and training is provided, free-of-charge to volunteers.

If being a volunteer firefighter or EMT interests you, please email us at membership@chfd.net.

There will be an informational dinner at the fire station at 194 Pleasant Grove Road on September 21 at 7:00 in the evening.

Tentative Dates for New Recruits

Recruit Info Dinner Sept 21, 1900hrs
Interviews Sept 27, 28
Company Meeting (to vote on new members) Oct 1
Annual Open House Oct 7
Recruit Class 1 Oct 14
Recruit Class 2 Oct 15
Recruit Class 3 Oct 21

Our next recruit class will take place in the Fall of 2017. Contact membership@chfd.net with any queries. In the meantime, do check out the profiles below, which provide for a good cross-section of our diverse membership!

Our Stories


Chief/FAST/Paramedic/Apparatus Operator

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Rescue Director/Exterior/EMT

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