WADE FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Wade Community Fire Department was organized on February 17, 1969 to protect the area surrounding the Town of Wade from property loss due to fire. The origination of the department can be traced back to mere informal discussion among a group of local visionaries. They transformed a dream into reality with selfless dedication and hard work. Fundraisers were the only source of income in the early years.
Built upon the foundation laid by the charter members, the Wade Commuinity Fire Department has evolved into a top rated, full service provider. It maintains a "Class 5" ISO rating, rare for a rural department. It provides primary Fire Suppression, EMS, Rescue, and Hazardous Materials response within the Wade Fire District. These services are provided out of a modern facility with state of the art equipment. One thing that has not changed is the attitude of "Community Commitment" with which the department still operates.
WATER & SEWER SERVICES
In 1985, Wade was awarded a grant for the construction of a water system and in August of 1988 the first public water was made available to Wade citizens.
The Town of Wade is part of NORCRESS (North Cumberland Region Sewer System) as of 2002. This paved the way for bringing sanitary sewer to the Towns of Wade, Godwin & Falcon. This project was completed at the end of 2005.