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 Cayuga Heights Fire Department  


The Cayuga Heights Fire Department (CHFD) is an all-volunteer department that depends on members of the community to provide fire protection and advanced life support EMS services to the residents of the Village of Cayuga Heights, Town of Ithaca, Cornell University, and surrounding Tompkins County.


The department's approximately 50 firefighters operate two rescue engines, a ladder truck, and an ALS rescue vehicle. 

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 About Us 

The department Leadership consists of 1 Fire Chief, 3 Assistant Chiefs, and 4 Lieutenants. Click here to learn about the positions and the incumbents for each role.

We have around 50 members with backgrounds ranging from college freshmen to ambulance supervisors. Click here to see a full roster.

The department operates two engines, a ladder truck, and an ALS rescue vehicle. Click to see a full list of our apparatus.

Built in 2000, the Cayuga Heights Fire Station is named after our former mayor, Ron Anderson. Click here to learn more about our station

On July 1, 1955, Cayuga Heights Fire Company, No. 1 became responsible for fire protection in our community. Click here to learn more about the history of CHFD.

 Volunteer with CHFD 

The Cayuga Heights Fire Department is a 100% volunteer organization made up of local area residents as well as undergrad and graduate students. All required gear and training is provided, free-of-charge to volunteers.

If being a volunteer Firefighter/EMT interests you, please email us at

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We post regular updates on fires, major incidents, community outreach, and recruitment in our news section. In addition, we are also active on Facebook, and Instagram. Click on the links to go to our pages.

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