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Department Information

Monthly Meetings

The fire department holds the regular monthly meeting on the 1st Monday of every month at 7 pm at the fire hall and training on a rotational basis.

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Membership Process – What to expect

A membership form can be completed online, downloaded or picked up at the Carthage Fire Department. The completed form will be reviewed by the Fire Chief. The investigating committee will conduct an interview with the prospective new member. If approved by the investigating committee the applicant's name and address will be submitted to the Board of Fire Commissioners for approval into the fire department.  After acceptance into the department the new member will have an arson background check done and the process will begin to be a member of the department including completing paperwork, having a physical, receiving performance manuals, completing orientation and issued gear.

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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.