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Core Values

The CORE VALUES that guide our behavior are:

Service - above all else, we realize that we are here to meet the needs of the public.

Professionalism - we conduct ourselves at all times in a manner befitting the oath we swore to uphold.

Integrity - we live according to our Code of Conduct that governs our behavior both on and off the job.

Respect - we always treat others as they desire to be treated.

Innovation - we inspire our employees to take risks that improve our organization and advance our profession.

Trust - we trust one another to prepare in such a way that puts the safety, effectiveness, and reputation of the team and the Department first.


It is the mission of the Los Angeles Fire Department to preserve life and property, promote public safety and foster economic growth through leadership, management and actions, as an all risk life safety response provider.


We, the Los Angeles Fire Department, are leaders in providing public safety and emergency services to the City of Los Angeles as part of a dynamic and organized regional response team. Our members, both sworn and civilian, treat one another as the LAFD's greatest and most valuable asset. The LAFD is grounded in its Core Values and is committed to creating a diverse workforce reflective of the community it serves with training, policies and procedures that are free from bias and discrimination. This vision drives us to be our best for one another, for our Department, and for the people of the City of Los Angeles.


The Department will focus its efforts on responding rapidly to emergencies, providing appropriate intervention and community education.


GOAL #1:

Develop an organization to effectively administer and manage the resources of the Department.

GOAL #2:

Develop a system for minimizing the impact of disasters and other emergencies on life and property.

GOAL #3:

Provide an effective Emergency Medical Services System.

GOAL #4:

Provide an effective Fire Prevention and Public Safety System.

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