About Us

Mission Statement
To protect and preserve life, environment, and property.

Building on this mission the department has identified vision statements to establish targets for excellence in the future. These are to:
  • Have personnel recognized as community leaders both on and off duty
  • Maintain a high level of professional development for our members
  • Maintain a management/labor partnership where decisions are made collaboratively
  • Manage resources that reflect the diverse needs of the community
  • Be recognized as a leading resource for community relations and public safety education
  • Be a progressive organization that embraces change
  • Be an organization that promotes the wellness and fitness of its members
  • Be a department that is altogether prepared for any emergency
  • Become an accredited agency

Recognizing that its collective personality and the values of its members enhance the organization, the Department of Fire and Public Safety has declared a set of values that included such statements as:

Professional Excellence
We believe the pursuit of excellence and demonstrating high professional standards are critical to our work. We will ensure the best possible service for our community. The fire and rescue department supports continuous training and encourages professional development. We will respect the diversity of our community by providing compassionate and quality service to all.

Community Service and Involvement
We believe we have a duty to be involved in the community where we work. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibility by expanding our involvement in the community we serve.

We understand the trust placed in us by the public and our colleagues is integral to the performance of our duties. We are committed to honest and ethical behavior, and will hold ourselves accountable to these values.

Effective Communication
We believe effective communication is essential to the cohesiveness and performance of our organization. We are committed to providing effective and responsive means of communication throughout the organization and the community.

Health and Safety
We believe our health and safety are essential to fulfilling fire and rescue department's mission. We are committed to providing the best health and safety programs for our members well being and operational readiness

Teamwork and Shared Leadership
We know well functioning teams of people are more effective than individuals who are working separately; our lives depend on it! We believe individuals have the capacity to lead, and our organization values leadership at all levels. Teamwork and shared leadership are integral to our organization, and we will seek out and value the opinions of our members.

We recognize and understand that the constant change in our community and industry impacts our daily business. We are committed to seeking out and implementing innovative and progressive thinking to address change effectively, benefiting those we serve.