Mission, Vision and Core Values

Mission Statement:


Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One will provide exceptional service to our citizens and our members with dedication, compassion, and respect, while continually striving for improvement.

Vision Statement [Draft]:


Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One will be an innovative leader in providing emergency medical services, fire suppression, and injury reduction and prevention services.  We will lead by responding quickly to our community’s needs, acting compassionately, and performing superbly.

Core Values:


Accountability: Personal accountability is an integral part of professional growth. Organizational accountability is equally important to effectively and efficiently respond to the needs of our community.

Continuous Improvement: We recognize and understand that the constancy of change in our community and industry impacts our business daily. We are committed to continuous improvement and progressive thinking to effectively address change to efficiently benefit those we serve.

Customer Service: Our responsibility is to protect life, property, and the environment. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibility and no request or inquiry will go unanswered.

Excellence: We believe the pursuit of peak performance and demonstrated high professional standards are critical to our work. To ensure the best possible service to our community, the fire district supports continuous training and encourages professional development.

Integrity: We understand the trust placed in us by the public and our colleagues is integral to the performance of our duties. We are committed to honest and ethical behavior and will hold ourselves accountable to these values.

Safety: We believe our health and safety are essential to fulfilling the fire district’s mission. We are committed to providing the best health and safety programs for our members’ well-being and operational readiness.

Teamwork: We know working together is more effective than individuals working separately; our lives depend on it. We believe that our members have the capacity to work in effective teams and our organization values teamwork at all levels.

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