Core Values

LAFD Vision

The Los Angeles Fire Department will provide exceptional Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services by being metric driven, technologically sophisticated and community focused while reflecting the people we serve.

LAFD Core Values

Service — Dedication to our Community

Professionalism — Honoring the Firefighter Oath

Integrity — Upholding moral and ethical conduct at all times

Respect — Embracing diversity and recognizing individual worth

Innovation — Taking creative risks to adapt and improve

Trust — Reliance on the integrity, strength, and ability of our members

Operating Principles

  1. Operate through Teamwork.
  2. Operate to Position the Department for the Future.
  3. Operate Ethically and with Integrity.

Mission Statement

The Los Angeles Fire Department preserves life and property, promotes public safety and fosters economic growth through a commitment to prevention, preparedness, response and recovery as an all risk life safety response provider.

Nine Strategic Goals

Goal 1:

Provide Exceptional Public Safety and Emergency Service

Goal 2:

Implement and Capitalize on Advanced Technologies

Goal 3:

Identify Cost Effective Solutions to Manage Expenditures

Goal 4:

Enhance Qualities of Leadership, Management and Project Delivery

Goal 5:

Enhance LAFD Risk Management Systems

Goal 6:

Strengthen Community Relationships to improve Infrastructure and Enhance Resiliency during Emergency Events

Goal 7:

Implement Green Initiatives that will improve Emergency Systems and Reduce Impact

Goal 8:

Recruit, Develop and Retain a Professional and Diverse Workforce

Goal 9:

Support New Business and Improve Development Services