October 25, 2021

A few good firefighters

April 21, 2021

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York will host the 11th Annual RecruitNY weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The McGraw and Cortland fire departments will participate. Departments across the country have seen a […]

Volunteer fire departments look to attract new recruits

March 8, 2021

Eric Levasseur of Cortlandville worked with 13 other volunteer firefighters Saturday at the Cortland County Regional Training Center in Cortlandville. Among the exercises were ladder drills. Levasseur decided to volunteer to advance his career as […]

Fire ravages Maple Ave. house

March 1, 2021

Firefighters remained on the scene Monday night of a fire at 35 Maple Ave., Cortland. The fire, reported at 7:30 p.m., was under control by 8:35 p.m. However, flames had broken through the roof of […]

New windows OK’d for CFD

January 25, 2021

Work to repair and replace windows at the Cortland Fire Department’s station on Court Street could start in February after the Cortland Common Council agreed last week to enter into a contract worth more than […]

Firefighters cope with cold, ice

December 22, 2020

When a call comes in for an emergency at the Cortland Fire Department, firefighters must respond no matter the winter weather: subzero temperatures, heavy snow, slippery roads. Fires can mean 1,200 degrees on one side, […]

A look at CNY Living History Center

October 25, 2020

Jim Nadge of Homer remembers the day in 1960 when four firemen drove their 1925 Brockway fire truck from Boca, Argentina, into Cortland. “They had quite a welcome, a parade in the city,” he said. […]

Cortland opens third fire station

April 6, 2020

Response to the coronavirus pandemic has brought about a number of changes in the functioning of city government, and the city fire department is no exception. The city-owned former armory on Wheeler Avenue, long used […]

Helping kids with cancer

March 16, 2020

The Red Jug Pub in Cortland was filled Saturday during the St. Baldrick’s Foundation shaving fundraiser with the roar of people talking, music blaring and blades buzzing. That was until Luke Zuber got up on […]

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