The Sennett Volunteer Fire Department has been proudly serving the citizens of Sennett, New York since 1941.  Our fire company is, and always has been, 100% volunteer.  Our members are not paid for their services.  Our members are your neighbors and come from all walks of life.  The men of our company range in age from 18 to 85.  What brings us together is our community spirit and the satisfaction of knowing that our collaborative effort makes everyone in the community safer, and keeps the cost of living down by lowering taxes and insurance rates.

When an emergency occurs, we answer the call, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

We are currently seeking members for all levels of participation. It doesn't matter who you are- there's a job that suits you in our fire company.


Active Firefighter:

Responds to emergencies and actively engages in firefighting. Due to OSHA regulations, you must be 18 to complete the training required to be an active firefighter. Firefighters must complete Firefighter 1 certification to fully participate at emergency scenes. All training is offered at the Cayuga County Emergency Services Training Center at no cost to the members.


Fire Police:

Controls traffic at emergency scenes, participates in administrative and fund raising tasks. Some training required.


Junior Firefighter:

Anyone age 16 or above but below the age of 18.  Juniors respond to fire calls and assist active firefighters but do not actively engage in firefighting.



  • Our members are not paid, but there are several benefits including:
  • A length of service awards program: (a retirement account with deposits of up to $750 per year)
  • 24/7 death and dismemberment insurance policy
  • Local, state, and national training certifications (all at no cost to the member)
  • Uniforms, turn-out gear, and other personal equipment provided.
  • The greatest benefit of all: the feeling of satisfaction one gets from serving his or her community.



The quickest way to become a member is to stop by the firehouse any Monday evening after 7:00 PM and obtain an application.

In addition to the application, anyone seeking membership as an Active Firefighter, Junior Firefighter, or Fire Police must turn in a copy of the results from a physical examination completed within the past year prior to responding to fire calls.


Questions? Please contact us either by phone or e-mail.

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