Fire Department

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Our Mission

The Ketchikan Fire Department is dedicated to our community through safety, service, and excellence.

Our Motto

"Proudly serving Alaska's First City..."

Our Values

  • Integrity  - Doing the right thing for the right reason, even when no one is watching.
  • Professionalism  - In our training, service, and how we conduct ourselves at all times.
  • Respect  - Treat others how you want to be treated, with respect and dignity, on and off the job.
  • Compassion  - Understanding of another's pain and the desire to somehow mitigate that pain.
  • Teamwork  - Working together with each other and with outside organizations.
  • Innovation  - Open to new and creative ideas and a willingness to think out of the box.

Our Beliefs

  • Ketchikan Fire Department will deliver high quality, efficient and effective fire, rescue, EMS, prevention, and public education services in the community.
  • Ketchikan Fire Department will work closely and cooperatively with other city departments, other agencies, local industry, and the public.
  • All members of Ketchikan Fire Department will understand and respect the value of the communities trust and will act as good stewards of their financial contributions.
  • Ketchikan Fire Department will be a strong and visible presence in the community, participating regularly in community events.
  • As ambassadors of Ketchikan Fire Department volunteers and paid staff will demonstrate the utmost professionalism at all times, on- and off-duty.
  • There will be a high level of personal and corporate discipline within Ketchikan Fire Department where diverse views and perspectives will be valued.
  • Ketchikan Fire Department will be a safe, rewarding, and fun place to work.