We are to safeguard its citizens by providing high quality emergency fire, rescue, and emergency medical services. We shall make every effort to maintain a fire fighting force capable of handling structural fires, hazardous materials incidents, incidents of terrorism, medical, or rescue incidents as well as any other catastrophic event which may occur. These efforts are combined with a proficient and proactive fire prevention program to include public education, code enforcement, and systems engineering.
The Fire Department shall maintain or improve its Insurance Service Organization (ISO) Class 3 rating. In doing so, we can achieve improved and efficient training, required water supply, infrastructure, rapid response, public education, adequate equipment and necessary staffing to meet national standards and guidelines. Through these efforts the department can minimize injury, loss of life, and reduce property damage thereby assisting in maintaining the community's tax base.