AFDSNY Scholarships Available

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"Ned Carter" $1,500 Scholarships through the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York are available to 4 New York State High School Seniors who will be graduating in June 2015.  

The student must be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter or be an Explorer in a fire department, that is a current paid member in good standing of the Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York.  (Carthage is included)

The awards will be presented to those young people who will be pursuing a post-secondary career in the community service-related areas of endeavor at either a two or  four year college next year.

Applications will be available online on the Association's website (www.firedistnys.com) and from your high school guidance department.  Questions can be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 845-534-9596

Applications must be postmarked by the first Saturday in March



Elected Commissioner

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Congratulations Jon Storms - elected Fire Commissioner    January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2019

Jon was one of the original Fire Commissioners of the Carthage/Wilna Fire District and will begin his third 5-yr term as Fire Commissioner on January 1, 2015.  The fire district started in 2004 and Jon has been the Chairman of the Board every year since it began.

Thank you Jon for your devotion, committment and time invested with the Carthage/Wilna Fire District.



Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Carthage-Wilna Fire District and the Carthage Fire Department to provide the highest quality of professional emergency services that are humanly possible. As first responders to fire calls, accidents and public safety issues we strive to protect the lives and property of the residents and visitors of our community.

The fire department holds regular and special training sessions for its members to ensure the safety of each firefighter as well as to provide superior service to the community.

Our Values

SERVICE: The Department will continue its unwavering call to protect and serve.
BRAVERY: Bravery is the ability to overcome fear through fortitude, instinct, compassion for others and training.
SAFETY: We strive to keep our citizens free from danger, especially deliberate, harmful acts. With the best equipment and training, the Department can reduce the risk to the public and its members at fires and other emergencies.
DEDICATION: A commitment to the objectives of our mission is an essential part of our code of conduct. The faithful observance of duty calls for us to fulfill our obligations professionally and honestly. We inspire each other through pride in our units, which is a belief that every action reflects on all the members of the District and the Department, both past and present.