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.