Our Mission Statement and Core Values

Our Mission

To save lives, protect property, and serve our community with courage, commitment and compassion.

Our Vision

KFPD will be recognized as a premier public service organization, respected and admired by our peers and the community as the most diverse, innovative, and efficient public safety provider in the region.

Core Values

  • Safety First: The safety of our firefighters, community members, and their families is our top priority. We are committed to rigorous training, the use of proper equipment, and the implementation of best practices to ensure the safety of all.
  • Community Engagement: We value our community and actively seek opportunities to engage with and serve our residents. We strive to build trust, foster positive relationships, and be a reliable resource for our community’s safety needs.
  • Teamwork: We believe in the power of collaboration and mutual support within our department. Teamwork is essential for effective firefighting, emergency response, and achieving our mission as a whole.
  • Professionalism: We hold ourselves to the highest professional standards in all our actions and interactions. We conduct ourselves with integrity, respect, and accountability at all times.
  • Family Focus: We recognize that our firefighters have families who support them in their important work. We are committed to providing a work environment that respects the needs of our firefighters’ families and ensures a healthy work-life balance.
  • Community Education: We are dedicated to educating our community about fire safety and emergency preparedness. We empower individuals and families with the knowledge and resources they need to protect themselves.
  • Service Excellence: We aim for excellence in all aspects of our service, from rapid response times during emergencies to compassionate assistance during community outreach events.
  • Continuous Improvement: We are committed to ongoing learning and improvement. We regularly review and update our procedures, training, and equipment to stay at the forefront of firefighting and emergency response capabilities.
  • Respect for Diversity: We embrace diversity and inclusivity within our department and the community we serve. We treat all individuals with respect and dignity, regardless of their background or beliefs.
  • Stewardship: We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us, including public funds and equipment. We use these resources efficiently and transparently to fulfill our mission.