Fire Dept & EMS

Cortland Fire Department

Cortland Fire Department
194 Lattin Street, Cortland, Ohio 44410


The Cortland City Fire Department was originally formed in 1885 and was known as The Cortland Volunteer Fire Company. At that time the department was responsible for most of northern Trumbull County. In 1961 the fire department transitioned to Cortland-East Bazetta Fire Department, with the formation of Mosquito Lake, and remained this until 1995 when we were reorganized into Cortland City Fire Department. The fire station still stands on the property where it was originally built in 1885. In 1979 our first ambulance was purchased and donated to the fire department by Cortland Lions Club.
The department currently operates out of our Lattin Street station and responding to roughly 2,200 emergencies each year. The full-time staff of, IAFF firefighter/Paramedics, is supplemented by part-time and volunteer crews. The Fire Chief, who is also a paramedic, works day turn on weekdays. The department currently operates a 2022 Sutphen Fire Engine and a 1995 Pierce 75' Ladder. Both units carry fire suppression, extrication rescue tools, and specialized rope rescue equipment.

The majority of our emergencies are medical related. Therefore, prompt and aggressive prehospital patient care is a focal point. We currently operate two ALS ambulances and one ALS support unit. These units, staffed with paramedics, provide the residents of Cortland and surrounding communities with the highest level of pre-hospital care available. We currently transport to all Warren hospitals as well as Youngstown, Boardman, and on occasion Western Pennsylvanian. This allows us to get critical patients to specialized care at appropriate facilities.

Our department is also proud to provide our community with a fire prevention program for our schools and business. Routine fire inspections and preplanning help prepare our department for future emergencies. We are also home to a state accredited EMS continuing education training center. This center is utilized by EMT's and paramedics from around the area to refresh and review skills and medical concepts.


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