"From the Chief's Office" provides public information on the Bedford Fire Department's Mission, Vision, long-term planning, and strategic goals to make our Vision a reality.
Mission (why we exist): The mission of the Bedford Fire Department is to strengthen the safety of our community through planning, preparation, emergency response, and risk reduction. Vision (what we strive for): The Bedford Fire Department will be a community leader that provides the level of safety that is expected by those we serve.
Purpose (why we come to work): Making our community better every day. Values (How we do it): TRUST - loyalty, responsibility, communication, accountability LEADERSHIP - humility, recognition, teamwork, service, sacrifice PROFESSIONALISM- civility, integrity, kindness, knowledge, excellence, morality, dedication, fitness (mental and physical)
Please watch the video on NFPA 1710 before asking yourself, "how many firefighters does Bedford have on duty?".
Click, hold, and drag between the ** to reveal the answer:
*The Bedford Fire Department has four shifts of (7) firefighters that work a rotating 24/72 schedule. There are 6-7 firefighters on duty at any given time, they also cross-staff two ALS ambulances which each require two personnel to operate*