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 60 firefighters operate two rescue engines, a ladder truck, and an ALS rescue vehicle.
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The department Leadership consists 4 Chiefs, 4 Lieutenants, 1 Rescue Director and 2 Assistant Rescue Directors, along with 4 Company Officers. Click to learn about the roles and occupants.
We have around 60 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
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 or EMT interests you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.