The Carthage Fire Department is always in need of new recruits. Please consider joining us. There are various positions - interior firefighters go into the midst of the fire, exterior firefighters stay more on the outside areas of the fire, scene support are there to assist wherever they are needed, traffic control members help keep our department members safe and keep the flow of outside traffic moving.  We also have a drill team and an auxiliary.  The department holds monthly meetings, most generally the first Monday of the month, with the exception being holiday Mondays which then moves the meeting to the second Monday of month.  There are trainings held every Thursday evening and occasionally on a Saturday.  Joining the department is a big committment but also very rewarding.  It is like having a huge family, we have a lot of fun together, especially during fundraisers or various events we have.  When we get dispatched, we respond to wherever we are needed. Our mission is to help whoever needs us as quickly and professionally as we can.  Again  - please consider joining the Carthage Fire Dept., applications can be obtained through this website or at the fire station at 685 S James St, Carthage, NY 13619.


Pool Filling

The Carthage Fire Department is not permitted to fill swimming pools.


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.