LAFD Commission Mission Statement
As adopted by the Los Angeles Fire Commission:
It is the mission of the Los Angeles Fire Department to preserve life and property, promote public safety and foster economic growth through leadership, management and actions, as an all risk life safety response provider.
OUR CORE VALUES...
Above all else, we realize that we are here to meet the needs of the
We conduct ourselves at all times in a manner befitting the oath we
swore to uphold
We live according to our Code of Conduct that governs our behavior
both on and off the job
We always treat others as they desire to be treated
We inspire our employees to take risks that improve our
organization and advance our profession
We trust one another to prepare in such a way that puts safety,
effectiveness and reputation of the team and the Department first
The Department will focus its efforts on responding rapidly to emergencies, providing appropriate intervention and community education.
We owe the residents of Los Angeles the highest quality of service possible, characterized by responsiveness, integrity and professionalism. We will continually strive for quality improvement.
To Fire Department:
We owe the Los Angeles Fire Department our full commitment and dedication. We will always look beyond the traditional scope of our individual positions to promote teamwork and organizational effectiveness.
To Each Other:
We owe each other a working environment characterized by trust and respect for the individual, fostering open and honest communication at all levels.
We owe ourselves personal and professional growth. We will seek new knowledge and greater challenges, and strive to remain at the leading edge of our profession.
Develop an organization to effectively administer and manage the resources of the Department.
Develop a system for minimizing the impact of disasters and other emergencies on life and property.
Provide an effective Emergency Medical Services System.
Provide an effective Fire Prevention and Public Safety System.