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Mission, Vision & Values Statement


Our mission and duty is to protect life and property; preserve the past while protecting the future of those we serve through all-hazards emergency response, continuing education, fire prevention and community risk reduction efforts.

Encourage and support all members of the organization to achieve excellence in leadership through education, innovation, and empowerment. Further, we will continue to adapt and overcome any challenge we are faced with in a safe and efficient manner.

As a values-based organization, we are committed to a progressive, innovative, and dynamic organization, committed to excellence in the delivery of all its services. We shall serve all with:

Knowledge- We believe that tradition is enhanced and improved through innovation and change. We recognize the value of change in responding to and meeting the ever-evolving needs of our customers and members. We are committed to advancing change through innovative and progressive thinking that will benefit those that we serve. Further, we are dedicated to providing the highest standards of professionalism for our internal and external customers through our intelligent, well-trained, courteous, competent, hard-working, and motivated members. Thus, ensuring a state of constant readiness through continuous training and preparation in all aspects of our career.

We value the public’s trust and are committed to honest and ethical behavior. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest of standards and values. We believe in a personal commitment and loyalty to the organization and the community. Self-discipline is the foundation for developing and managing our objective of professional excellence. 

The enormous commitment necessary to perform the Department's tasks requires excellence of character. We inspire each other through pride in our organization, which is a belief that every action reflects on all the members of the fire department, both past and present.

- Courage is doing what’s right, adhering to a higher standard of personal conduct, leading by example, and making tough decisions under stress and pressure. The very essence of our duty is to put ourselves in harm’s way for the protection of others. We accept that heightened risk and will operate in a safe and effective manner to achieve our goals and objectives.

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