Property Owners – Q & A
I pay property taxes, which includes the cost of the fire department services, so how is it the Fire Department is charging again for this service?
You are not being charged again. Your property taxes pay for the fixed costs of your fire department, things like the Fire Hall and its equipment. The additional costs the Fire Department incurs attending the fire at your property are eligible to be recovered through your property policy.
Do the funds Fire Marque Inc. collects go to the Fire Department?
Will my insurance rates go up as a result of the Fire Marque program?
Insurance companies have calculated premiums to include charges for your Fire Department services. Fire Marque recovers these funds for your Fire Department as per the coverage.
If Fire Marque’s invoice is more than my insurance coverage, do I have to pay the balance outstanding?
Will I have to pay my insurance deductible?
Does Fire Marque Inc. have a legal right to claim reimbursement of these expenses?
Will the Fire Department Charges reduce my insurance payout or the amount of my insurance coverage?
Do I receive an invoice from the Fire Department?
Why is my name and address on the invoice?
Why are there so many volunteer firefighters attending?
The volunteer firefighters who arrive at the station after the trucks have left the fire hall remain there for backup duties or replacements. When units return, the firefighters who remained at the fire hall prepare the units for the next call.