It can be said that it is a myth that the fire department will not respond to your property if you are not a member. 70 West will respond to any emergency occurring within the district whether you are a member or non-member. 70 West subscribers receive the services free of charge. Non-members however, are subject to service fees of up to or over $5,000.00. If you have a fire and you are not a member and the fire department is dispatched; you as a property owner are responsible for the non-member service debt.
FYI: OUR FIRE DUES COLLECTION HAS NOT BEEN PUT ON YOUR TAX BILL YET:
Several area fire departments (Lake Hamilton & Morning Star) have added their fire dues payments to the property tax bills. This has been done by election or by petition. Many of our customers are confused thinking that we have done the same. We have not, yet. We are in the process of obtaining signatures to get it put on a ballot for election, but currently our dues are collected the same way they always have been. In order to continue your membership you will still need to make payment to us. We will still be sending out statements. If you have any questions, or comments in regards to this please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2000 SQFT & Under - $100.00
2001 SQFT & Above - $200.00
Businesses carrying hazardous chemicals or are considered high risk properties will have an additional $50.00 charge annually.
The operations of 70 West are almost entirely funded by members dues and donations from the community. The Department does receive a small amount of state funding from Act 833 of 1991. However, we don't stop there. Our staff is always looking for alternative funding sources such as matching grants to make our funds go the distance.
1st Apparatus Response: $300
Additional Apparatus: $200 each
Response per unit after 4 hours on scene: $100 per unit per hour.
Recovery costs may also be included for the use of materials and/or damaged equipment.
All Residences: Houses, Mobile Homes, Mobile Homes with Additions, Also included in this pricing bracket are out buildings with electricity.
1st Year - $70.00
Each Year After - $60.00