2018 Proposed Budget


 A budget hearing is scheduled for Tuesday October 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Carthage Fire Dept, 685 So James St, Carthage, NY 13619

2018 Proposed Budget


FEMA Award

Carthage-Wilna Fire District getting federal funds

 U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., have secured $112,858 in federal funding for the Carthage-Wilna Fire District in Jefferson County.

The money is coming out of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program and it will be used to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus units, air bottles, face masks and voice amplifiers.

Brian Draper, assistant fire chief for the department, said the new funding will help replace old equipment and adequately meet safety standards.

“It is essential that we provide our north country firefighters with the tools they need to do their jobs effectively,” Sen. Schumer said in a statement. “Our Jefferson County first responders are our local heroes and our primary line of defense for safety and security — it is critical that we do all we can to ensure that they are well-equipped and prepared to take on any emergency across the Carthage-Wilna coverage area.”

Sen. Gillibrand said: “These federal funds will allow our first responders to purchase the up-to-date equipment they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. We need to do everything we can to protect our first responders when they risk their lives, and I will always fight in the Senate to make sure they are given the support they deserve.”


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.