George Tamborelle

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.  


John Putnam

2nd Assistant Chief - 263

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


Joe Price

1st Assistant Chief - 262

Joe Price has been in the fire deparment for over 10 years, and combines his work as assistant chief with manging properties at ithaca renting. His wife, Colleen Price, is also a senior member of the fire deparment, as 271 rescue director.


Mike Garrett

3rd Assistant Chief - 264

Mike Garrett has been in the fire service for over five years.  Aside from duties on the scene of emergencies he helps oversee the regular trainings within the department.  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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Brendan Bloodnick

1st Lieutenant - 281

Brendan Bloodnick is the longest serving Lt, having spent 8 years in the fire deparment. He joined deparment as a student at Cornell. He now works for Bangs Ambulance as a Paramedic.


Sophie Janowsky

3rd Lieutenant - 283

Sophie Janowsky has been in the fire service for 5 years. She works as a day care teacher, and as an EMT with bangs ambulance.

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2nd Lieutenant - 282



Raymond Bally

4th Lieutenant - 284

Ray Bally has been in the fire service for over 5 years, joining during his studies at Cornell. He works for Bangs Ambulance as an A-EMT, and combines his time with preforming with his band.