To promptly and professionally serve the needs of our community with pride, dedication, and excellence never failing to deliver quality fire and emergency medical services with the highest level of integrity, commitment, teamwork, and community engagement.
Firefighter Code of Ethics
As a firefighter and member of the Douglas County Fire Protection District 5, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard and preserve life and property against the elements of fire and disaster; and maintain a proficiency in the art and science of fire engineering.
I will uphold the standards of my profession, continually search for new and improved methods and share my knowledge and skills with my contemporaries and successors.
I will not allow personal feelings, nor danger to self, deter me from my responsibilities as a firefighter.
I will at all times, respect the property and rights of all men and women, the laws of my community and my country, and the chosen way of life of my fellow citizens.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the fire service. I will never use my official position to obtain advantages or favors for myself, my friends or family.
I will constantly strive to achieve the objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession-saving of life, fire prevention and fire suppression.
As a member of the Douglas County Fire Protection District 5, I accept this self-imposed and selfenforced obligation as my responsibility.
Philosophy and Goals
The members of Douglas County Fire District 5 are dedicated to providing a professional and caring environment that is fair, honest, ethical, and treats all individuals with respect and dignity. All members will be supportive and responsive to the needs of both the fire department and community in a loyal, honest and proficient manner. We will do our best to rapidly and professionally mitigate all fire, rescue, medical care and hazardous material incidents and to protect lives, property, and the environment through meticulous training, preparedness, fire prevention and community education programs.