The basic objectives of all emergency services providers are life safety, incident stabilization and property conservation. Simply put, people come first!
Our firefighters at Eastern Pines are our greatest asset; all of the fire trucks and the gear they carry are important tools of the trade but they are useless without well-trained firefighters. For this reason training receives a lot of attention at Eastern Pines. Second to training, we are committed to ensuring that our firefighters have the right equipment and tools to handle any emergency.
Thirdly, we strive to provide our
citizens with economical fire protection
that passes cost savings on to our
property owners whenever possible. By
effectively managing our tax district,
fund raising and grant writing we feel
we are accomplishing our goal to the
best of our ability. The National
Volunteer Fire Council’s Fire Department
Costing Model Calculator estimates that
EPFR saves each person in our district
up to $570 - $890 per year for a total
annual savings between $5.0 and $7.8
million dollars. In addition, by
achieving a Public Protection
Classification rating that is two points
better than the minimum standard,
property owners are the beneficiaries of
significant fire insurance savings.
example, if you own a stick-built home
worth $100,000 you should pay $301 less
in fire insurance premiums per year
living in our fire district than if you
lived in another district that only
meets the minimum standard (class 9).
Meanwhile you would only pay $.05 per
$100 in property tax value towards fire
protection, or approximately $50 per
year. The effective result is $251 in
your pocket each year! In closing, at
Eastern Pines our motto is, “Striving to
make a difference.” Everyone here
understands that when a citizen finds
themselves in need of our services that
they are most likely having a bad day.
It is our goal to make a difference for
that person; to limit the impact of that
incident on that person’s life as much
as we possibly can.