Welcome to the Vernon Twp. FD
Smoke alarms save lives. Be sure to install and check them on a regular basis.
Anyone who can not afford one, can get a free smoke detector at Vernon FD, Courtesy of your Vernon Twp. Fire Department. Stop by any of our two stations or call 740-574-5473 and leave a message.
Please number your residence with address signs. The best location is at the end of a driveway. Free green glow in the dark letter signs are available from Vernon Fire Dept. at both stations or call 740-574-5473 and leave a message.
Welcome to the Vernon Township Fire/Rescue
Our C.A.R.E. Values, Mission and Vision
The Mission of the Vernon Township Fire-Rescue Department is to protect and preserve our community through prompt, professional delivery of services.
The Vernon Township Fire-Rescue Department will be widely recognized as an organization which utilizes best practices in the delivery of services to our community. Our dedication to our community will promote continuous improvement and validate the consistent, timely, and quality services our community trusts us to provide.
In honoring our community’s trust, we are committed to providing effective, efficient, fiscally-responsible service while presenting COMPASSION and EMPATHY as we perform our duties. We will expand our internal and external communications and information dissemination initiatives so that our priorities, philosophy and operations are clearly understood by our community members. By proactively identifying our community’s evolving risks, and the dynamic demands of those risks, we will improve our response capabilities while implementing resource and deployment strategies carrying the best interest of our community in accomplishing our mission.
Our internal culture will reflect a RESPECTFUL team atmosphere nurtured by open internal communication processes providing greater information sharing and involvement in decisions to accomplish our mission. Our workforce planning efforts will embrace the diversity reflected by our community, improve the quality recruitment and retention, and promote career development for the future success of our members and our agency. Our dedicated members will convey integrity in our commitment to excellence by demonstrating professional and courteous delivery of services to all those living, working, or visiting in our community.
Our leadership and workforce will be ACCOUNTABLE to one another in applying our organizational mission and values, while continuously striving to reach our goals. Emphasis will be placed upon gaining consensus and ownership with organizational issues thereby assuring continued job satisfaction and excellent customer service. Employee safety and preparation will be a priority accomplished through our community hazard and risk pre-planning efforts.
We will expend time and energy towards developing the best strategies for service delivery while enhancing programs through training and personnel development. The effective management of our physical resources will allow us to explore all opportunities to implement new and better utilized technology to improve the quality of support and operational services.
Our vision, through these efforts, is that our CARE values will be demonstrated as an integral part of our organizational culture and that we will consistently meet or exceed the expectations of the community.