Who We Are

The Carthage/Wilna Fire District consists of five publicly-elected fire commissioners, an appointed secretary/treasurer. The commissioners serve a five year, unpaid term. The secretary/treasurer is appointed each year by the commissioners.

As a political subdivision of New York State, the District has numerous legal responsibilities including budget planning and the levying of taxes. Additionally, the District is responsible for purchasing and maintaining fire equipment and apparatus, much of which is mandated by New York State, as well as maintaining the upkeep for the facilities, all for the purpose of providing essential fire protection of life and property to the residents of the Carthage/Wilna Fire District area.

Board Members

Fire Commissioners


Deputy Treasurer



Fire Drivers

The District holds a public meeting at 4:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of every month at the fire hall. All are welcome to attend.


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.