Goals
The Carthage Fire Department has established the following goals to aid in achieving our mission:

    • Provide superior customer service to the citizens of Carthage and the Carthage Fire Protection District in the areas of fire protection and emergency medical services.
    • Provide proactive education and training to the public on the dangers of fire and other natural and manmade hazards.
    • Provide ongoing and proactive training to all fire department personnel in the areas of fire suppression, education, prevention, and emergency medical service.
    • Establish and maintain positive working relations with other fire, law enforcement, and emergency medical services in our area.

Vision

The Carthage Fire Department is committed to providing superior customer service to the citizens of Carthage and the Carthage Fire Protection District by constantly striving to achieve the highest standard of care and by effectively managing all available resources.

Values

The Carthage Fire Department strives to provide superior customer service to ensure the safety of all citizens of Carthage and the Carthage Fire Protection District through constant training, education, routine maintenance, and upgrading of equipment and technology.

Firefighter Code of Conduct

As a public employee, I will set a good example in all actions and deeds.

I will never use my position for personal gain, recognizing it as a symbol of public trust.

I will constantly strive to achieve the high objectives and ideals of this department and shall conduct myself at all times, both on and off-duty, in such a manner as to reflect most favorably on the department.

I do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution of the United States of America and the constitution of Missouri, and I will respect, honor, obey and enforce the laws and ordinances of the jurisdiction in which I serve.

Today, I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith and I accept it as a public trust.

And I hereby rededicate myself to the citizens and visitors of the city of Carthage to ensure their safety in the discharge of my duties.

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