Core Values & Strategic Plan

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Our Mission 

Save lives.
Preserve property and the environment.
And ensure the health and safety of ourselves and the community.

Our Core Values

The fire department recognizes that only through effective communication, positive attitude, shared workloads, and collective commitments to common goals will we be able to meet our responsibilities to our customers, and each other. Only through constructive actions, comments, suggestions, and an openness to new ideas, will our team goals and objectives be met. "We" rather than "I" shall be the prevailing attitude and practice.

We will provide quality life safety, health care, property conservation, and environmental preservation for our customers in a safe, timely, professional, and effective manner.

We will strive to be proficient and optimally effective in our professional practice. We will work to continually improve, by all available means, our knowledge of the profession and our individual and collective performances.

We will be honest, forthright, loyal, and articulate in all of our daily communications and activities. We will treat our customers, and each other with respect and courtesy at all times.

We will act to expand choice, promote wisdom, and provide opportunity by empowering those with whom we work to enhance their careers and make informed decisions. Special efforts will be made to act as advocates for the community we serve, the department, and our individual members.

The privacy of all our customers and members will be respected, and all information obtained in the course of our professional service will be handled with sensitivity and respect.

Responsibility for Improvement
Through objective and measurable means, we will take responsibility for identifying, developing, and fully utilizing knowledge for continuous quality improvement in our individual and collective performances.

We will be fair and understanding in developing, implementing, and evaluating policy and practice, as well as in our personal interactions with others. We will seek to maintain an appropriate balance between community, city, department, and individual priorities.

City of Fairfax Fire Department Strategic Plan

The City of Fairfax Fire Department's 2015 Strategic Plan focuses on eight areas within our department. The eight areas of focus are Health and Safety; Education and Training; Human Resources; Equipment, Vehicles, and Facilities; Information Systems; Code Administration; Emergency Medical Services; and Suppression and Special Operations.  Each area is broken down into 1 year, 3 year, and 5 year goals.  

View our strategic plan here.


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