What Is a Professional Firefighter?

To Be a Professional

  • Exhibit the following:
    • Knowledge
    • Attitude
    • Skills
    • Habits
  • Be honored to the highest degree by:
    • Education
    • Training
    • Experience
    • Love for your profession

Firefighters Pledge

I promise concern for all. A willingness to help all those in need.

I promise courage – courage to face and conquer my fears. Courage to share and endure the ordeal of those who need me.

I promise strength – strength of my heart to bear whatever burdens might be placed upon me. Strength of my body to deliver safety to all those placed within my care.

I promise wisdom, compassion, and love – the wisdom to lead, the compassion to comfort, and the love to serve unselfishly whenever I am called.

What You Do

The example and conduct you display at the scene is and will always be the only yardstick by which your peers and the people you serve can judge you and the organization you represent.

The Judgment

That judgment will form the opinion of each and every person involved with you and your organization and that judgment will precede you in the form of your reputation as a professional.