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911 Reflective Signs

The Carthage Fire Department is selling green reflective 911 signs. See the poster below for more details. Contact Norm Barkley at the Carthage Fire Dept 493-2346 or email Norm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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New ISO Rating

Carthage/Wilna Fire District Earns New ISO Rating

"KUDOS"  Carthage Fire - Great Job

The Carthage/Wilna Fire District has improved its Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating from a 5/9 to a 4/4X. What does this mean? The Fire District in co-operation with the Carthage Fire Department, the Town of Wilna and the Carthage Water Department, has made numerous improvements in their operations which help in fire suppression, reducing damage and loss in a fire. The new rating may reduce the cost of premiums for fire insurance. In general the price of fire insurance in a community with a good PPC grade is substantially lower than a community with a poor PPC grade, assuming all other factors are equal. Insurance companies use PPC information for marketing, underwriting and to help establish fair premiums for homeowners and commercial fire insurance. The Carthage/Wilna fire station will see a 9% reduction in its fire insurance premium, as an example.   It should be noted that not all insurance companies use the PPC classification system; some base their rates on historical data. Homeowners and businesses should contact their insurance company to see if a reduction in premium is warranted with this new PPC classification, which goes into effect on March 1st,2016. (ISO) Insurance Services Office is a countrywide classification system used to reflect a community’s local fire protection for property insurance rating purposes.

Jon Storms, Board of Fire Commissioner Chairman

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Congratulations Commissioner Broyles

Congratulations Dave Broyles

another 5-year term as Fire Commissioner 1/16-12/20

 

Dave Broyles - 13 votes                                      Mike Roderick - 1 vote

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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.