Core Values

Your core values and leadership on the incident scene and in the fire station is your primary and most important challenge. It requires you to accept a set of values that contributes to a core of motivation and will. If you fail to accept and live these values, fire and rescue personnel may be injured or even die unnecessarily.

  • CHARACTER > Helps you know what is right and do what is right, all the time and at whatever the cost.
    • CREDIBILITY: People believe in you and what you are trying to do.
    • INTEGRITY: Firm adherence to a code or standard of values.
    • COMPETENCE: Results of hard work and realistic training.
    • POSITIVE ATTITUDE: A state of mind or feelings. To be optimistic.
  • HONOR > Special esteem or respect.
    • LOYALTY: Feelings of devoted attachment and affection.
    • TRUST: One in whom confidence is placed.
    • REPUTATION: General estimation held of one by the public.
    • COMMUNICATION: Display of good oral, written and listening skills.
  • RESPECT > Willingness to show consideration or appreciation.
    • SELF: Due respect for oneself and one’s own character and conduct.
    • PUBLIC: Due respect for those persons you serve.
    • CO-WORKERS: Due respect for those persons you work with.
    • TANGIBLES: Due respect for apparatus, fire station, equipment, etc.
  • MOTIVATION > Provide incentive or motive to accomplish a mission.
    • INITIATIVE : The power, ability, or instinct to begin or to follow through energetically with a plan or task.
    • PREPARATION: The act, repetition or process of being ready.
    • RESOURCEFULNESS: The ability to use the means available to accomplish a task.
    • DETAILS: The discipline of dealing with things item by item.

Leaders with character, honor, respect and motivation act to achieve excellence by developing disciplined, cohesive units that train hard to achieve defined goals through a vision for a safer fire and rescue service.