Northeast Union Fire Department

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Northeast Union Fire Department Receives Lower Insurance Rating

Savings The home owners in Northeast Union County will see a decrease in insurance fire ratings effective July 22, 2009. The coverage area for the Northeast Union Fire Department has been reclassified from a 9 rating to an 8 rating, the lower rating the better insurance rates are available. Home owners should see a 10-20% decrease in premiums.

The department has two stations strategically located to respond to different emergency situations. The main fire station is located on CR 180 at Pleasant Ridge and houses Engine 1, Tanker 1 capable of carrying 3500 gallons of water and Brush/Rescue 1 equipped with the necessary tools for fighting Wildland fires and other rescue operations. A satellite station is located on Hwy 30 at Keownville and houses Engine 2 and a mobile command/training trailer which is used for command operations at large emergency operations and is also used to educate the public on Fire Safety and Severe Weather preparedness.

Many of the residents are donating their first year savings on insurance premiums to the fire department to help maintain the equipment and for fuel and operating costs. The department receives approximately $5000.00 a year from the Union County Supervisors from taxes for funding. This money is used to pay expenses for utilities, fuel, and truck/equipment maintenance but does not cover the yearly expenses. Since 2002 Northeast Union Fire Department has received over $500,000 through grant programs to purchase equipment to help save lives, property and lower insurance cost.

The Northeast Union Fire Department is a Volunteer Fire Department with 30 active members. Six of which are certified Emergency Medical Responders and one certified Emergency Medical Technician.  All of our staff is strictly volunteer, community minded people willing to give up their time and risk their personal safety to save lives and property in our community.  Our area of primary responsibility encompasses approximately 70 square miles in Rural Union County with a population of 4770 people.  We have approximately 660 homes, 50 barns, 9 businesses and 8 Churches that include large family life centers.  The department averages 50 – 60 calls a year.

The fire department is actively seeking volunteers for the fire department. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer fireman, Emergency Medical Responder or supporting the department in any way please contact Asst. Chief Wade Chism @ 662-316-4232 or email @ wadechism5@wildblue.net.

“The volunteers make a huge sacrifice in their lives to run the department and provide protection for you and your loved ones” says Chief Butch Cobb.
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