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.

We have just finished recruiting our Fall 2016 Recruit Class. Do stay tuned for updates when we begin ramping our recruitment efforts for the Spring 2017 class! 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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