To create and foster a safe and secure local community and deliver excellent emergency services, in order to safeguard and enhance lives, resources and community well-being.
These principles describe Department values that serve as guidelines for conduct and behavior, and apply to everyone at all times.
|Attitude||Assumes trustworthiness and honorable intentions, bringing focus to the positive intentions of others.|
|Climate of Trust||A direct and open way of relating and communicating that creates a transparent, trusting environment.|
|Compassion||Demonstrates compassion for those in distress.|
|Dedication and Commitment||Dedication to the mission, commitment to service and each other.|
|Excellence||Meets a standard of excellence and professionalism in the performance of duties.|
|Integrity||Genuine and steadfast adherence to ethical conduct and behavior.|
|Leadership||Personal and group initiative, responsibility, accountability, critical thinking and resolution of conflict.|
|Respect||Mutual respect for diverse perspectives and approaches, openness to sharing new ideas and learning new things, and commitment to fostering understanding.|
The St. Charles Fire Department exemplifies dedication, service, preparedness, outstanding performance, organizational integrity and partnership with others.
Motto: Serving Others Always