Special Tax District Campaign

The Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department is at a turning point in its history.  The call demand and population growth seen in the area has made maintaining an all volunteer fire station unmanageable.  At the current rate of growth, the current volunteer recruit /training balance with volunteer drop out will under pace the need for service.  We fear this will lead to a decline in call times, quality of emergency services and the potential to have to shut our doors.  Why is a 100 percent volunteer station no longer sustainable?

What we are asking and what is the cost?

The fire service nationwide is evolving towards paid full-time career departments due to the financial demands, training requirements, and time commitments placed on volunteers.  The same problems reported across the nation are also being felt right here in our district.   For us to continue to provide emergency response service to our community, we must secure a consistent and adequate source of funding.  While we are incredibly grateful for all of those that donate, moving forward, this does not provide the consistent and adequate revenue stream needed.  

We are asking for your support as we seek to establish a Special Purpose Fire Tax District which will allow us to have a consistent revenue source, shared by all the communities we serve.  It will allow us to hire a Fire Chief along with paid Firefighter/EMT’s to take the burden off our dedicated volunteer staff and assure that we are able to answer emergency calls in a timely and efficient manner.  Establishing a Fire Tax District will also help us maintain our fleet of emergency apparatus and enable us to keep up with the continued growth of our community.