Village of Cayuga Heights Fire Department


For non-emergencies call (607) 257-1011

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Fire Code Inspections:
With the exception of one- and two-family dwellings, all buildings are subject to semi-annual (every other year) inspections for compliance with the Fire Code of New York State. Buildings used for commercial purposes will be inspected in even number years, and Multiple Housing Units will be inspected in odd number years. Places of Public Assembly, including Fraternities and Sororities, will be inspected every year. http://code-enforcement

Questions? Please contact Chris Hamilton, Village Fire Inspector, by cell (607)227-2489 or by email

Fire Department

George Tamborelle, Chief

Village of Cayuga Heights Fire Department
Ronald E. Anderson Fire Station
194 Pleasant Grove Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

George Tamborelle, Chief
Phone: (607) 266-7454

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Photo Banner Credit: Michael Turk via Flickr

In a modern facility across the street, the fire department prides itself on its 2-3 minute response times for sending out the trucks and/or the Emergency Medical Systems vehicle. Education is a priority with the firefighters, and a recent trip to the local elementary school brought comments from bright-eyed third-graders such as “if you are stuck in a fire, you go to the window and yell HELP;” firefighters “hug you to protect you from falling metal and wood;” and don’t go back for pets because “your cat will get out of the house before you!”

The Fire Department is located in the Ronald E. Anderson Fire Station, 194 Pleasant Grove Road. Fire Chief George Tamborelle may be contacted at 266-7454. The Cayuga Heights Volunteer Fire Department also provides 24-hour emergency medical assistance and light rescue service. The Rescue Squad is trained and equipped to provide basic and advanced life support by New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics.

Volunteer for the Cayuga Heights Fire Department!

For more information about the Village of Cayuga Heights Fire Department (CHFD), or to learn about volunteer opportunities, visit the Cayuga Heights Voluntary Fire Department’s independent website HERE.

Please take a look at the Cornell Chronicle article about our Volunteer Firefighters through this link.

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