What does my Subscription Pay For?
Subscriptions end up paying for things like:
Station maintenance & utility fees
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Vehicle fuel, maintenance, insurance, upgrades & compliance, and annual inspections
Equipment maintenance, repair, & inspections
Training materials and classes
Without this funding, the fire department would have to either change to a taxing district, or worst-case scenario, close its doors. Closing the doors would likely result in increased homeowners insurance costs, which are heavily tied to fire department response times and certifications.
When you pay your subscription each year, it puts you in good standing. Beyond feeling good for supporting your local fire department, a member in good standing gets the following benefits:
Ability to vote in Board member elections. (This normally happens during our annual meeting)
We won't send you a bill if we end up on your property! Yes, the Fire Department is authorized by Idaho State Statute to issue an invoice to you and your insurance company to cover the costs of responding to an incident at your property. To be clear: If you do not pay, that does not mean we will not respond to your property. It just means that you will get a bill if we respond and you are not a paid member.