Our Philosophy

 

 PRIDE

THE DEPARTMENT’S SUCCESS RELIES UPON THE STRENGTH OF ITS MEMBERS. PRIDE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES GO HAND IN HAND. PRIDE IS INSTILLED IN EACH MEMBER THROUGH TRAINING, MENTORING, DISCIPLINE, AND THE SHEER LOVE OF THE JOB. HAMDEN ENJOYS THE LUXURY OF OPERATING A COMBINATION FIRE DEPARTMENT. BOTH CAREER AND VOLUNTEER MEMBERS SHARE A COMMON GOAL AND ARE RICH IN HISTORY.  

 TRADITION

TRADITION IN THE FIRE SERVICE IS THE FABRIC THAT TIES OUR MEMBERS TOGETHER. THIS IS EVIDENT WITH BOTH OUR CAREER AND VOLUNTEER MEMBERS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO INSTILL OUR TRADITIONAL VALUES TO OUR NEW MEMBERS WHILE REMAINING COGNIZANT OF THE CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE.

 PROFESSIONALISM

OUR DEPARTMENTS PROFESSIONAL DEMEANOR, APPEARANCE, AND ACTIONS WILL REMAIN STEADFAST. MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT WILL PORTRAY THEMSELVES IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER AT ALL TIMES BOTH ON AND OFF DUTY. WE WILL STRIVE TO TREAT EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER. ALL MEMBERS MUST BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND MAINTAIN THEIR PROFESSIONALISM. REMAINING CONSISTENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT’S MISSION STATEMENT OF PLACING THE SAFETY OF THE PUBLIC FIRST IS PARAMOUNT.