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
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
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.