About BVFD

Our Community Our Commitment

The Bouse Volunteer Fire District recognize our contribution to the quality of life and safe environment in our community through professional fire suppression services. We meet the challenge of providing these services and actions on our recognized set of values.

We see these values not as the dictate of one individual or group, but as a set of shared common beliefs that contribute to the success of the District. From these values we derive our procedures and action policies. Therefore, faithful adherence to these beliefs by all personnel is paramount. We believe the overall success of our organization as well as its members is achieved through our commitment.

Mission Statement

BVFD truck logoOur Mission, in partnership with the community, is to provide the highest level of life and property safety through Fire Prevention, Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Services and Public Education, consistent with the prudent utilization of public funds, that promote trust and confidence in the Bouse Volunteer Fire District.

Vision Statement

The Bouse Volunteer Fire District is driven by high performance standards entrenched in integrity, ethics, and professional behaviors guided by the firefighter’s code of ethics. Partnering with the community we serve, we adhere to our mission by endeavoring to improve the quality of life in Bouse. We are committed to providing our community members with fair and impartial service, keeping in mind; our primary objective is to preserve life and property.

Values

Organizational values serve as the foundation for building an effective, efficient, and morally sound fire district. The image of the fire district must reflect, earn and keep the community trust in each and every employee of the district. Fire district personnel are committed to the following values and principles of professional fire suppression.

We of the Bouse Volunteer Fire District recognize our contribution to the quality of life and safe environment in our community through professional fire suppression services. We meet the challenge of providing these services by basing our thoughts and actions on our recognized set of values. We see these values not as the dictate of one individual or group, but as a set of shared common beliefs that contribute to the success of the District. From these values we derive our procedures and action policies. Therefore, faithful adherence to these beliefs by all personnel is paramount.

We believe the overall success of our organization as well as its members is achieved through our commitment to the following values:

Integrity … We value and expect truth, honesty, and ethical behavior from all members of our organization. We are committed to upholding our position of public trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards as set forth in the Code of Professional Conduct for Firefighters and the Firefighter Code of Ethics.

Professionalism … We value the spirit if professionalism, having a clear sense of commitment, perspective, and direction. It is developed by creating an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, and constant evaluation of ourselves. The professional is dedicated to quality, timeliness, and excellence in our service to our community.

Responsibility Accountability … We have the need for the efficient use of our resources and openness of our Department by communication with our citizens. We make maximum effective use of our resources and demonstrate fiscal responsibility. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and are willing to admit our mistakes, and ensure that our behavior earns the trust and support of all segments of our community.

Excellence … We value excellence, ensuring that we provide a superior level of service to our community and to our profession. We demonstrate a firm belief in our abilities to make a difference in the quality of life in our community. In being excellent, we are courageous in carrying out our duties, settling only for our best. This spirit of excellence requires a dedicated commitment to being a driving force to constantly improve upon our organization as it proceeds into the future, not resting upon the laurels of the past.

Innovation … We are a proactive organization which supports reasonable risk taking. We identify and address potential issues rather than reacting to their emergence. We recognize and take advantage of any opportunity that arises which allows us to provide a more effective and efficient level of service to our community. We accept that innovators have their share of failures.