The Benefits of Private Fire Subscription
Privatization of emergency services opens up a realm of resources allowing city and state officials are able to ensure that public services are provided at a high quality and low cost. It is a strategy that lowers the costs of government and achieves higher performance and better outcomes for tax dollars spent.
Officials and citizens can use privatization models to achieve a number of goals such as: cost savings, access to expertise, better quality, improved risk management, innovation, handling fluctuating demand, and timeliness of service. Officials report that the most important factor in privatization’s success are financial considerations, followed by quality of work, meeting peak demand, and timeliness of service. Research data show that private firms perform better, have faster access to technology, and are more cost-effective than public agencies.
Our country was founded with a capitalist ideal in mind, which today provides private companies and service communities with emergency services. This alternative method provides cost effective protection to areas that do not have access to regular government services or who have chosen to reduce costs through privatization. Having private fire protection is an opportunity for citizens to exercise freedom of choice regarding fire protection without being forced to pay taxes for a service they may not need or want.
Fire Subscription: How to Apply for Service
Click on the “Become a Subscriber link at the top of the page to begin the enrollment process. Commercial subscribers must also submit a property insurance declaration page.
Residential Subscribers Note: Residential subscribers must accompany their application with a copy of their homeowner’s insurance declaration page. Your subscription date will coincide with your homeowner’s insurance policy dates for billing purposes. We have a link to the Chatham County tax assessor’s office where you can find your county property identification number and the building value of your home.
Commercial Subscribers Note: Commercial subscribers must accompany their application with a property insurance declaration page. Your subscription date will coincide with your property insurance policy dates for billing purposes. We have a link to the Chatham County tax assessor’s office where you can find your county property identification number.
The forms of payment we accept are as follows: check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Cash payments are only accepted at our administration building at 1399 Dean Forest Rd.
Should you be under financial hardship, you may qualify for assistance. Complete a detailed application and return all requested documentation to us and we will determine eligibility.
If you are interested in volunteering in the division where you live, we would like to hear from you!
We are always accepting applications for our Firefighter/ EMT/Firewatch positions.