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Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals


The purpose of the Austin Fire Department is to protect and enhance the safety and well-being of those in our community.


The Austin Fire Department is committed to creating safer communities through prevention, preparedness, and effective emergency response.


We strive to be the best.


  • The Austin Fire Department will deliver comprehensive safety services of the highest quality.
  • The Austin Fire Department will support and maintain a safe, healthy, well-trained, and high-performing workforce.
  • The Austin Fire Department will provide high-quality first responder service as part of an integrated emergency medical care system.
  • Austin firefighters will be community resources for life-safety knowledge and information about the Department's services.
  • The Austin Fire Department will attract and retain a qualified and diverse workforce.

Core Values

  • Honor
  • Respect
  • Duty
  • Loyalty
  • Integrity
  • Selfless Service
  • Personal Courage

Our Core Values are fundamental to our individual and collective success.