To employ the highest standards and techniques while protecting life and property, with dignity and honor through exemplary service in public education, fire prevention, rescue techniques, and aggressive fire suppression 24 hours a day 365 days a year to all who need our services.
The Hampton Township Volunteer Fire Department #1 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 the community and each other. Only through constructive actions, comments, suggestions, and 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, property conservation, and environmental preservation for our community 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 community, and each other with respect and courtesy at all times.
The privacy of everybody we serve 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, and individual priorities.
All members will strive to achieve and maintain the following:
Deliver comprehensive safety services of the highest quality.
Be a community resource for education in fire prevention and public safety.
Support and maintain a safe, healthy, and high performing membership.
Develop membership skills through continuing education and training.
Attract and maintain a qualified and diversified membership.
Maintain all apparatus and equipment to NFPA and OSHA standards.
Promote positive relations with mutual aid companies.