The Officers and Members of Buxton Fire-Rescue understand the enormity of their role in protecting our community, and work tirelessly to exceed expectations in order to keep our community safe.
A Vision of this future includes:
Strategic Goal: The department will utilize training and education as team building opportunities to build positive morale and strengthen company integrity.
Strategic Goal: The department will investigate and implement, where allowed, innovative benefits for volunteers, above and beyond payment, for the service they provide to the town.
Strategic Goal: The department, from the top down, will provide each member with professional development and guidance, through education, and individual goal setting, and mentorship.
Strategic Goal: The department will develop and deliver an effective marketing program for the recruitment of new volunteers, in order to expand the membership to support our mission. This begins with educating the community on the role we play as protectors, as established through our Mission, Values and Visions as an organization.
Strategic Goal: The department will initiate a fire prevention program engaging the public in pre-incident planning, plans review, adoption of a fire protection ordinance(s), and annual fire inspections; all efforts to reduce fire loss and safety hazards, while reducing insurance ratings for individual home/business owners.
Strategic Goal: The department will bring the public to the firehouse, or bring the firehouse to the public, with programs such as Community Paramedicine, free community CPR/AED Training, Fire and Life Safety Education, Community Cares Check In’s, and other low impact programs to build relationships with our customers and other community stakeholders.
Strategic Goal: The department will be proactive in training our members to meet the current and future needs of an environment in constant change, to include new hazards such as: medical epidemics, terrorist attacks, and hazards that often go unseen.
Strategic Goal: The department will continually raise the bar in the way we train, respond, protect our public, and most importantly protect our first responders. We will challenge the status quo every time, in order to raise the bar on the services we provide.