Mission, Vision & Core Values

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Riverdale Fire Department to preserve life and property through fire suppression, emergency medical response, fire prevention and public education to promote public safety and community support. The Riverdale Fire Department embraces public service and will be recognized as a leader who responds effectively with well-trained and compassionate professionals.

Vision Statement

The Riverdale Fire Department is dedicated to being the best community focused fire and rescue department it can be. We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all the resources at our command to provide a service deemed excellent by our citizens.

CORE Values

Respect – For each other, our Department, the citizens and visitors of the community and our customers
Diversity – Be open minded and responsive to the uniqueness of our community without regard to age, gender, religion or ethnic origin
Teamwork – Encourage unity and cooperative attitude
Health and Safety – Personal and professional health and safety is paramount in fulfilling the mission of the Riverdale Fire Department
Accountability – Knowing your job and taking ownership • Dedication-Committing to the organization and the community
Empowerment – Creating a culture that promotes safety, employee development and community • Service-Meeting the expectations of the community in a respectful way
Trust – Maintaining an atmosphere that promotes honesty and integrity