It is the mission of the Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Department to protect life and property from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions through fire suppression, rescue, disaster preparedness, fire prevention and community education.
Department Mission Verse: Isaiah 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
It is the vision of the Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Department to be recognized by both those we serve and our members as:
- An organization striving to achieve a level of service that is viewed as a benchmark within the Fire Service.
- An exceptional department dedicated to the education of the public in order to promote life safety.
- A dynamic organization that adjusts to the changing needs of the community and its members.
- A department that is acknowledged for its pride, integrity, and professionalism in providing services to the community.
Core Values of the Department
It is the Belief of the EDCVFD that all things are possible though our God and that he will provide us with the strength, wisdom, and ability to do his will
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
This Department continues its unwavering call to protect and serve.
1st Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Courage is the foundation of our character. Bravery is the ability to overcome fear through fortitude, instinct, compassion for others and training.
Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
We strive to keep our citizens reasonably free from danger, especially deliberate, harmful acts. With the best equipment and training, the Department can reduce the risk to the public and its members at fires, emergencies and medical incidents.
Psalms 91:1-3 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
The enormous commitment necessary to perform the Department's tasks requires excellence of character. We inspire each other through pride in our unit, which is a belief that every action reflects on all the members of the unit, both past and present.
Proverbs 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
A commitment to the objectives of our mission is an essential part of our code of conduct. The faithful observance of duty calls for us to fulfill our obligations professionally and honestly.
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
By combining all of the components of our core values, the EDCVFD will maintain its constant state of readiness to meet all threats and challenges, traditional and new.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.