Varna and Ellis Hollow Residents
The Varna Volunteer Fire Company is always recruiting neighbors that live or work in our fire protection district, encompassing Varna and Ellis Hollow. No experience is required, and we have plenty of roles available including operational roles, such as firefighter, EMT or fire police, or support and administrative roles, such as treasurer, committee member, and many more.
If you work or reside in our community, we strongly encourage you to consider joining our organization. We have roles for everyone regardless of skill level or prior experience. Stop by one of our truck checks any Thursday night between 6pm and 8pm to learn more!
Cornell and Ithaca College Students
Our undergraduate student recruitment cycle has concluded for this semester. If you reside or work in Varna or Ellis Hollow, please follow the recruitment information for residents.
If you are an undergraduate student interested in learning more about our department, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest information about our recruitment plans.
The Varna Volunteer Fire Company (VVFC) is a 100% volunteer operated not-for-profit organization which provides fire protection and emergency medicine to residents of an area of approximately 17 square miles in the westernmost portion of the Town of Dryden, NY. Our district is just minutes from Cornell University Campus and the City of Ithaca. VVFC receives roughly 300 calls for service per year which include fires, motor vehicle collisions, electrical emergencies and medical emergencies.
Our firehouse features a fitness center, outdoor sports areas, state-of-the-art entertainment and gaming systems (all provided by generous donors), study spaces, a conference room, and a recently-built bunkhouse with space for members who are interested in living there free of charge, as well as for members who want a place to stay during an overnight shift.
The VVFC prides itself on diversity, as we represent the communities that we serve. Our membership consists of Varna and Ellis Hollow residents, as well as Cornell faculty, staff, undergraduates and graduate students. We represent people of all different backgrounds, ethnicities and origins. The VVFC not only welcomes applications from everyone who lives or works in our area, but also encourages these applications from anyone who might have an interest in serving their community, be it through firefighting, providing emergency medical care, or performing other support roles.
The Varna fire protection district is approximately a five mile by five mile area that includes the hamlet of Varna and also the Ellis Hollow area. The map to the left shows the approximate boundaries of our fire protection district.
If you work or reside in our community, we strongly encourage you to consider joining our organization. We have roles for everyone regardless of skill level or prior experience.