Valley Cottage Volunteer Fire Department

Thank you for expressing an interest in joining Valley Cottage Fire Engine Company No. 1 (the “Company”).

To start the process of becoming a member of our organization you must complete and submit an Application For Membership. You may either download the form contained in the “Application For Membership” file below or you may come to our firehouse located at 20 Lake Road in Valley Cottage and obtain the application form during the days and times that we drill, which are:

  • Sunday - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Monday – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Information regarding the application process and instructions for completing the application form are enclosed in the file below that contains the Application For Membership.

We also recommend that you download and read the contents of the “VCFD Info Sheet” file below, which provides an overview of the Company and its operations.



The Valley Cottage Fire Engine Company No. 1 and the Valley Cottage Fire District do not discriminate because of age, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or mental status.

We look forward to you becoming a member of our organization and participating in this essential service to the community.

Download Application For Membership

Download VCFD Info Sheet

"I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice."

–– Chief Edward F. Croker, FDNYK