Mission, Vision, Values


The Charleston Fire Department protects and serves our community through professional delivery of prevention, outreach, and emergency response service.


As the Charleston Fire Department strives to maintain a reputation of exceptional service delivery, it is our vision that, by 2021, we shall be widely known for Service, Commitment, Community, Integrity and Professionalism in the provision of world-class service during a time of transition and transformation.


Service - Provide safe, timely, and efficient response to our community.

Commitment - Duty and responsibility to our community and members of the organization.

Community - Dedicated to involving and including our citizens.

Integrity - Being honest, respectful and loyal to our community and peers.

Professionalism - Achieve excellence through progressive and courteous service.