Winchester Fire Bunker Gear

Vision Statement

It is the vision of the Winchester Fire Department to be recognized by both those we serve and our department members as

  • An organization achieving a level of service that is viewed as a benchmark within the fire service.
  • An exceptional department dedicated to the education of the public in order to promote life safety.
  • A dynamic organization that adjusts to the changing needs of the community and its members.
  • A department that is acknowledged for its pride, integrity, and professionalism in providing services to the community.
WFD Firefighters at the centennial parade

Organizational Values

Professionalism, Integrity, Accountability, and Respect for All

The Winchester Fire Department is committed to upholding these core values. How we operate our organization and work with each other is reflected by adhering to the following enabling statements:

  • Healthy and safe communities and working environments
  • Responsibility and initiative by every individual and by our organization as a whole.
  • Outstanding customer service.
  • Careful stewardship of financial, physical and natural resources.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Teamwork and the strength of decisions developed through open and collaborative processes.
  • A workforce that reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Cost-effective innovation and calculated risk in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Individual effort to achieve the highest potential by embracing continuing education and skill development.
  • A positive work environment for all employees.
  • Respect and tolerance in the workplace and the community.
  • Collaborative labor/management relations.
  • Development of future leaders and leadership excellence through professional development.
  • Performance and task accountability.