To prevent or minimize the loss of life, damage to the environment and loss of property from the adverse affects of fire, medical emergencies, and hazardous conditions.
Fire Department Vision Statement:
We will strive to be role models in the community and leaders in our profession.
We will be accountable to those we serve, each other and any fire service organizations we interact with.
We are committed to providing the best public service through innovative training, education and equipment.
We will take the Fire Department into the future through productive teamwork, open and honest communication, and participative decision-making throughout the organization.
We are committed to our values, mission, and dedicated to our fire service profession.
Our organization is driven to provide a cost-effective and efficient Fire Department while honoring our values, accomplishing our mission, and achieving our goals.
Fire Department Values:
Teamwork: Working together to achieve common goals
Integrity: Committed to the highest standard of moral and ethical conduct
Excellence: Demanding the best from ourselves and others
Fire Department Goals 2014-2015:
ADMINISTRATION Provide Leadership and support to enable the Department to accomplish its mission.
Goal 1 - Evolve as an organization to continually meet the needs and demands of our community, citizens and visitors.
Objectives: Monitor trends within and throughout the fire service to improve efficiency and effectiveness-ONGOING Continue to discuss opportunities for consolidation with neighboring agencies-ONGOING Measure our performance against established standards and adjust to meet the standards-ONGOING Develop “Standards of Cover” document to assess current and future service level needs (NEW) Develop “Fire Department Strategic Plan” (ONGOING)
Goal 2 – Strive to improve communication throughout the organization including internal and external customers.
Objectives: Utilize varying media to reach out to the citizens and businesses of our 3 municipalities (website, social media, PR events, public education) -ONGOING Improve internal communication (adopt new cell phone applications that meet the needs of our Department, use websites and social media to inform our citizens on events and Fire Prevention.) -ONGOING Reward personnel for completion of duties , expertise and time served – COMPLETE/MAINTAIN Develop Annual Report–COMPLETE/MAINTAIN Improve connectivity at all Fire Stations (ONGOING with the MRC) Improve feedback to employees through comprehensive Performance Appraisal evaluations specific to their individual need (NEW) Recruit, prepare and mentor employees for future assignment within the organization (NEW)