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Commodore Volunteer Fire Department

Protecting Green Township Since 1952

Calls to Date: 038   As Of: 05-22-2017

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12 Commandments

1) Be sincerely interested in and dedicated to your job. What you are able to contribute to and receive from the department is only limited by your own degree of personal commitment.

2) Be loyal to the department and to your coworkers. You are part of the department, and it is a part of you.

3) Be diligent. Learn to know and love your job. Those who never do more than they are paid to, never get paid more. Do your best to analyze and profit from your mistakes.

4) Be aggressive in the pursuit of all educational and training opportunities. You are NEVER fully trained. The achievement of each educational objective only reveals the path to the ever-increasing body of knowledge with which the firefighter must be familiar with if he or she is to excel in this ever challenging profession.

5) Be conscientious. Recognize and accept your responsibilities. These include assuming responsibility for duties not specifically assigned.

6) Be courteous, considerable, enthusiastic and cooperative. You were assumed to be this person when we hired you.

7) Be especially tactful and considerate in dealing with those you have experienced a loss of life or fire.

8) Be cautious. Guard your speech, both on and off duty. As a member of the fire Department it is expected that you may posses information that should not be revealed. Handle privileged communications as such, but always be willing to discuss the purpose, functions, history and traditions of the fire service.

9) Be constantly aware that you are a representative of the Fire Department. Be certain that your dress and actions are a credit to the honorable profession.

10) Be the type of person who inspires confidence and respect. Do this by being honest, fair and trustworthy in all your dealings with others and by keeping your personal affairs in such order that they would never embarrass you or the department if made public.

11) Be able to accept criticism graciously and praise, honors and advancement modestly. Be aware of the fact that the human personality is never completely developed. You have an obligation to all with whom you interact to continually try to improve yours.

12) If any would be great among you, first let him or her learn to serve.

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