On January 8 the Gravette Fire Department sent notices requesting annual membership dues from all household residents in the Gravette Fire & Ambulance Districts. This mailing included households that are both inside and outside of Gravette’s city limits. We failed to differentiate between the mailings going to households inside the city limits from those going outside the city limits. The difference is important because fire dues are only necessary for those living outside the Gravette city limits.
F I R E D U E S
If you live INSIDE the corporate City Limits of Gravette:
No Fire Dues necessary. Citizens are automatically members. This means that you are covered with standard fire protection at reduced rates per incident.
If you live OUTSIDE the corporate City Limits of Gravette:
Annual Fire Dues are voluntary and encouraged. The City of Gravette provides Fire coverage for a regional district. If living outside the City Limits and in this district, dues for membership are encouraged. As a member and in the unfortunate event that you require fire protection services, the charges will be billed at standard rates for non-members and significantly reduced rates for members.
Annual Fire Dues are $30 per household.
A M B U L A N C E M E M B E R S H I P
If you live inside the Gravette Ambulance District (which has nothing to do with Gravette’s City Limits):
Annual Ambulance Membership is voluntary and encouraged. Although the regional ambulance service is operated as a department of the City, the City is not obligated to provide this service and it is not associated with being a Citizen of Gravette. Whether inside or outside the City Limits, these fees for membership are encouraged. As a member and in the unfortunate event you require emergency medical services, the charges will be billed to your insurance and you would not be obligated to pay any remaining balance. Without insurance, your membership covers all charges. Non-members will be obligated to pay the full standard rates and cover any remaining balance in full after all insurance reimbursements.
Annual Ambulance Membership Fees are $25 per individual or $40 per household.
I’m very sorry for any confusion. Please call 479-787-5757 x8 if you have any further questions.
Chief Rob Douthit
City of Gravette