We recognize that the citizens of, and visitors to, the Grand Valley Fire Protection District are the reason for our existence.
We value the faith and trust of the community, and will continually work to deserve that confidence through our attitude, conduct and accomplishments.
We will actively participate in community life and, by example, serve as leaders and role models.
We value our personnel as dedicated and compassionate volunteers, who strive to meet the changing needs of our community.
We will strive for excellence in everything we do.
We will provide professional and courteous service at all times.
We will always remain committed to training, education and opportunities for advancement and professional development for the members of the Grand Valley Fire Protection District.
Unity and teamwork are stressed as being to our mutual advantage as individuals and as an organization.
We will strive to maintain an environment open to change.
Code of Ethics:
To strive to recognize the importance of and to honor my profession.
To conduct my personal and official life so as to inspire public confidence.
To prevent personal gain or profit from being the object of my endeavors.
To judge my fellow firefighters by standards that I myself hold, and to never jeopardize the safety of my fellow firefighters.
To regard it as my duty to possess adequate knowledge to perform my job and avail myself of opportunities to learn more about my profession.
To avoid alliances with persons or businesses whose goals are inconsistent with the performance of a firefighter.
To never claim unjustly qualifications I do not possess.
To share publicity equally with fellow firefighters whether favorable or unfavorable.
To pledge loyalty to my supervisors, fellow fighters and to the organization that I represent.
To bear constantly in mind that the truth is to be sought before a case is made, so that the stature of the Grand Valley Fire Protection District firefighters can be enhanced rather than tarnished.
To be ever conscious that public service is part of the public trust and all actions taken shall be towards the benefit of the Grand Valley Fire Protection District and the public that we serve.
To not accept gifts, money or favors from anyone other than the District having authority. The action of accepting gifts from individuals may be perceived as an attempt to influence the decisions of the District.
To never disclose confidential information either acquired or that has been made available, or to use such information for speculation or personal gain.
To never use District equipment or property to gain an advantage or for personal gain.
To always perform all duties safely, earnestly, economically and efficiently.