Selos Rd. Fire 8/22/12

Selos-Rd-FireThe Carthage Fire Department arrived at this house fire on Selos Road, Carthage a little before 3 p.m. Wednesday August 22. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The family cat had not been located.

Crews say the house and all of its contents were a total loss, leaving two residents homeless.

The Carthage Fire Chief says that road construction on a nearby bridge made extinguishing efforts slightly more challenging.


SSG Daniel Rodriquez - July 18, 2012

Escorting SSG Daniel Rodriquez final day14On July 18th, 2012 SSG Daniel Rodriquez was killed in action in Afghanistan. The truck he was driving was hit by an enemy improvised explosive device (IED). Daniel's wife Tiffanie chose to have his funeral services conducted in Carthage due to his time spent at Ft. Drum with the 10th Mountain Division.

Daniel's body was escorted from Ft. Drum to Carthage on July 29. After his final services were held on July 31st, Daniel's body was escorted from Carthage to Watertown where he was laid to rest.

It was an honor and privilege for our local fire departments, Carthage, West Carthage, Natural Bridge and Lowville to participate in the procession.



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.