The Richwood Fire Department provides many Emergency and Non-Emergency Services and at a cost to us, Equipment, Repairs, Fuel, ect. is all left to us to try and pay on a Very small budget.
This is why the Richwood Fire Department started a City Wide Fire Fee which is $5.00 on every water meter each month which helps with costs associated with response and repairs and updating equipment to keep firefighters and our wonderful community safe. The way it works is if you live in city limits or you live outside city limits and receive city water and you elect to pay the $5.00 fire fee by having the city add it to your bill when the fire department is called to respond to a call your involved regardless if it your House or Vehicle, you will not receive a bill from our billing Department/Service. The only services that is not covered by the $5.00 Fire Fee is hazardous materials response and clean up OR Wildland/Brush Fires do to the costs associated with these types of incidents.
We bill and recover for any of the following incident types:
Motor Vehicle Incidents
Other Types of Fires
False Alarms (Nuisance Alarms)
Water Rescue Incidents
If you Have received a bill and are needing to contact some one DO NOT call the department direct contact our billing specialist: