Department Statements

Department Statements
Mission Statement
To protect life and property from fire through strong prevention, public education, code enforcement and suppression programs and to establish the best rescue and pre-hospital care plan possible. 
Vision Statement
We envision a city where citizens can live comfortably knowing their lives and property are protected by a department staffed with proficient, caring, dedicated people and where all citizens are educated about fire prevention and other public safety concerns.
Value Statements
Positive Attitudes- We value a positive attitude toward the City and this department.
Professionalism- We value pride in our department and pride in the quality of work we are privileged to perform. Our conduct, both on and off duty, is a reflection of our professional commitment.
Service Orientation- We value a commitment to service. We recognize a service responsibility to other City departments and to every element of our business and neighborhood community. Our performance must ultimately be judged by the satisfaction of those we serve.
Teamwork- We value teamwork. No one is as effective alone as they are with the cooperative help of others. We encourage all members to work together as equal partners.
Innovation- We value and encourage the challenge of new ideas and technology. Therefore, we encourage resourceful self-motivation.
Performance- We are committed to personal and professional development. We encourage training, education, and skill development on an on-going basis. We are committed to safety and to policies that encourage the mental and physical health of our most valuable asset, our members.
Equal Opportunity- Waxahachie Fire-Rescue is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and promotes equal opportunity for every individual.