Mission Statement


The mission of the Bristol Fire Department is to provide the highest level of protection and to preserve lives, property, and the environment from fire, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, and other natural and man-made disasters. 

Vision Statement 

In effort to carry out our mission we will:

-Support the economy of the city by attracting businesses and residents by achieving the lowest ISO rating and providing superb public service and professionalism. 

-Continually strive to earn and keep the confidence and trust of the public by setting a standard of excellence in all areas of service. 

-Attract and retain the best employees through career-long development and education. 

-Have an in depth knowledge of our residential and business localities in order to provide the best service in every area of the city. 

-Strive for outstanding service in all aspects of our job by being polite, professional and proficient in all aspects of our jobs. 

-Fiscally responsible with public resources through strategic short and long range financial planning. 

-Continually seek more effective and efficient ways to succeed at our mission through developing innovative strategies and tactics to provide an unparalleled level of service for the city's residents, businesses and visitors. 

Code of Ethics 

-Duties shall be performed with professionalism, respect, and competence. 

-Always practice an honest and respectful use of public resources. 

-All conduct on or off duty should project a positive image of the individual and the department. 

-Constructive change and diversity of ideas are positive and shall be supported.  

-Be honest at all times, in all matters. 

-Avoid any activities which could compromise abilities to perform duties or create a conflict of interest or the appearance thereof. 

-Threats, harassment and any other form of intimidation should be stopped or reported immediately, as failure to resolve or report these acts is the same as condoning them.