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Mission and Vision


The Verdigris Fire Department is committed to providing the highest quality of public safety for our community, through response to all fires, hazardous materials incidents, and rescues; to save lives, property, and the environment. We will accomplish this mission by promoting safety and maintaining a well equipped, highly trained, and motivated force of professional firefighters and rescue personnel; while promoting fire prevention and public safety education programs.

The Verdigris Fire Department will continuously strive to meet the changing needs of our community and to be the best Fire-Rescue Department of our size in the country. We will accomplish this by providing a modern and technologically advanced Fire-Rescue Department, maintaining a high level of readiness and focusing on the professional development and training of all our personnel.

"Proudly Protecting the citizens of Verdigris since 1978"


Core Values

Professional Excellence
We are dedicated to providing the highest standards of professionalism for our internal and external customers through our smart, well-trained, humble, competent, hard-working, safe members. Ensuring a state of constant readiness, we believe that continuous training in all aspects of our career supports professional excellence.

We serve with integrity. We value the public’s trust and are committed to honest and ethical behavior. We hold ourselves accountable to this value. We believe in a personal commitment to our organization and our community.

We share a common interest and commitment, but may see things from a variety of perspectives. We believe communication is essential to the cohesiveness and performance of our organization.

Diversity and Respect
We embrace and respect the diversity of our community and value their contributions. We are devoted to treat everyone with the highest degree of dignity, equality, and trust. We will provide compassionate and superior service to all.

Health and Safety
Our very lives depend on our health and safety. We understand as public safety professionals that we may be called upon to place ourselves between harm and those endangered. We accept that risk to rescue a life that can be saved. We are committed to the highest level of health and safety as we fulfill our job responsibilities.

Teamwork and Leadership
We seek out and value the input and opinions of members at all levels of the organization. Teamwork drives the department’s labor/management process. Working together to cooperate locally and regionally to improve service to the public and to maintain a safe and effective work environment. We believe that all members have a duty to mentor others.

We all have the ability to both save and change lives. Calls for help can take many forms. We are committed to active participation in our community by fulfilling our job responsibilities and strengthening community involvement.

Tradition enhanced and improved through innovation and change. We recognize the value of change in responding to and meeting the ever-evolving needs of our customers and members. We are committed to advancing change through innovative and progressive thinking that will benefit those that we serve.

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