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Chiefs

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George Tamborelle

Fire Chief - 261

George Tamborelle has been in the fire service since 1992.  He started with the Newfield Fire Company before moving to Cayuga Heights in 2001.  George has been the fire chief since 2003.  He and his family live in Cayuga Heights.  George and his wife Lindsay met at the fire department.   He is a Paramedic Supervisor at Bangs Ambulance where he started in 1998.  

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Mike Garrett

Assistant Chief - 263

Mike Garrett has been in the fire service since 2015. He is a full time teacher at Ithaca College and freelances in the entertainment world.  It was his combined interest in service and what to do in the event of an emergency at events that initially drew him the Cayuga Heights Fire Department. 

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Joe Price

Deputy Chief - 262

Joe Price has been in the fire department for over 10 years and combines his work as assistant chief with managing properties at Ithaca Renting. His wife, Colleen Price, is also a senior member of the fire department, as Rescue Director (271).

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Sophie Janowsky

Assistant Chief - 264

Sophie Janowsky has been in the fire service since 2015.

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Macey Chasman

Lieutenant - 281

Mac joined CHFD in 2019 and had previously served as Company Treasurer. He is a recent graduate of Cornell's ILR school. In his free time, he backpacks and fishes.

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Jacob Miller

Lieutenant - 284

Jacob joined CHFD in 2022. Jacob studies mechanical engineering at Cornell. 

Lieutenants

Rescue Officers

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Colleen Price

Rescue Director - 271

Colleen Price has been in the fire department for over 10 years and combines her work as Rescue Director with managing properties at Ithaca Renting. Her husband, Joe Price, is also a senior member of the fire department, serving as Deputy Chief (262).

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Vacant

Assistant Rescue Director - 272

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Company Officers

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Kelly Chan

President

Kelly O'Chan is originally from Massachusetts. He came to Upstate New York for some honest schooling. He never left.

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Jane Reagan

Treasurer

Jane joined CHFD in 2022.

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Ali Evans

Vice-President

Ali joined CHFD in 2022.

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Ian Bayliss

Secretary

Ian joined CHFD in 2022. Ian studies archaeology at Cornell. He enjoys the outdoors in his free time.

Wardens

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David Maley

Warden

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John Putnam

Warden

John Putnam has been in the fire service for 16 years, joining the department during high school. He owns a construction business and has worked on many large projects. His family have been involved in the fire department for many years, and he continues this tradition through serving as an officer for over 5 years.

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