It was recently pointed out that not all persons in our area are familiar with our custom of sounding the fire siren to summon our firefighters and EMS providers of an emergency call where they are needed. People from the southern states are more used to the sirens alerting them of impending storms where they should be prepared for bad weather and seek shelter. Our sirens can be a very scary thing to hear for our southerners, especially in the middle of the night. We are trying to spread the word through as many means as possible, to let everyone know the sirens heard in this part of the country are a means to summon our first responders - not a weather alert.
Carthage Fire, Carthage Fire Auxiliary and Carthage Nighthawks Drill Team were the first to hold a benefit to raise money for Believe NNY. Carthage Fire Auxiliary is the first Auxiliary to join Believe NNY.