Wayne Friedman

Emergency Response & Communications
Title: Fire Instructor SFI/ Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief Wayne Friedman is a 10 year veteran of the City of Cortland Fire Department with more than 24 years experience in fire and emergency services and a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration.

He is responsible for the daily operations of the fire department including personnel, equipment and fire-ground operations. Chief Friedman has a working knowledge of many aspects of fire service operations. He has served in the capacity of 911 dispatcher, a career firefighter/paramedic for Tully Fire District, fire investigator and currently as a New York State fire instructor.

As a Deputy Chief he brings his innovative leadership to the service of the City of Cortland. He continues to expand the interactions of the Cortland Fire Department by taking an active role in several county, state and national organizations. 

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