Per Volunteer Fire Department per year

HOW IS THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDED?

The fire department is funded by four (4) sources of revenue:

 

Fire Dues and Donations

 

Eudora Fire Department collects yearly voluntary fire dues and donations from the members of our community. Our community has given us tremendous support, faith, and we couldn’t have operated without them.

 

Tax Revenue

 

For support of Volunteer Fire Departments in accordance with Section 83-1-39, Code of 1972, DeSoto County levies 2 Mills of tax for all property, exclusive of municipalities.

 

Eudora Fire Department, along with the other seven volunteer fire departments, receives a share of this millage using the following formula:

 

60% of 2 Mills received and distributed equally        +

 

40% of 2 Mills received and distributed by

population percentage per fire response area              =

 

Total Tax Revenue

 

Fire Protection District Millage

 

Eudora Fire Protection District is one of four volunteer fire protection districts in the county that receives 1 Mill of tax revenue (on real property only).

 

By meeting the criteria of a fire protection district and requirements set forth by the Mississippi Rating Bureau, this gives the home owners in this area a Fire Insurance Class Rating of 7. This is a savings of up to 50% off their insurance premium compared to a Fire Class 10. 

 

Fire Department Insurance Rebate Funds

 

Fire Insurance Rebate Funds from the State of Mississippi Insurance Department to the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors, in accordance with 45-11-7(9), 83-1-37, and 83-1-39, are distributed to the 8 county volunteer fire departments for use of training expenses, purchase of fire equipment, purchase of insurance, and capital outlay.

 

Eudora Fire Department, along with the other seven volunteer fire departments, receives a share of these rebate funds by using the following formula:

 

60% of Fire Insurance Rebate Funds received and distributed equally        +

 

40% of Fire Insurance Rebate Funds received and distributed by

population percentage per fire response area              =

 

Total Rebate Funds Per Volunteer Fire Department per year

 

 

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