Around the Community

On Sept. 28 members attended the Autumn Glory Days at the Farmers Market and enjoyed answering all the questions about fires, the equipment and the engines.

On Oct. 9 the Department, assisted by Heidi Marshall Director of Marketing and Leasing and her staff, held an event for the residents of Emjay Way. This was a great opportunity for teaching fire prevention and for recruitment of new members for the fire department.

On Oct. 10 there was an open house at the Carthage Fire Department where there were demonstrations using upper level bail-out equipment and the use of fire extinquishers. Fort Drum personnel were present with their fire prevention trailer giving demonstrations and teaching what to do with different types of fires.  Kids attending received their own fire helmet and had the opportunity to explore the fire engine and equipment. 

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    Sept 19 2012 SCBA Training16

               Sept. 19, 2012. New members receive training from Chad Stickles, assisted by Scott Day, on how to use their SCBA. Seasoned members are always welcomed to take refresher classes along with the new members. 





Sept 24 2012 JAWS Training27              Sept. 24, 2012. Training was held at Eiss Brothers in Evans Mills attended by thirteen members of the department. The training was held to demonstrate how to use new JAWS of Life equipment.




                       Oct. 3 and Oct.12, 2012.  Adam Lundquist, Chad Stickles and Pete Crump Jr. train members of Carthage & W. Carthage fire departments on how to use bailout equipment from both lower and upper levels of a building.

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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.