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Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals

Purpose

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

Mission

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

Vision

We strive to be the best.

Goals

  • 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.