Fire Mission Statement

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hiSHFD Home Page Welcome to the Shawnee Heights Fire District. Please take some time to explore our web site and discover what we offer to our patrons. Mission Statement "To provide a variety of services designed to protect the lives and property of the community we serve." We will accomplish our mission by providing prompt and professional services to mitigate, respond to, and recover from any event that may threaten the public welfare. We stand ready to serve. Vision Statement To be a leader - setting the standards from which other departments will model their programs. To be recognized as a model of excellence - in the delivery of services to the patrons. To be responsive - to the needs and concerns of the community. To equip and train - our personnel with the best tools available to perform required tasks. To maintain the respect and trust of its stakeholders. Department Bio The Topeka-Tecumseh Fire District was founded in 1939 to protect unincorporated areas in…show more content…
ISO collects information on municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS). They then assign a Public Protection Classification from 1 to 10. Class 1 generally represents superior property fire protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire-suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria. By classifying communities' ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire-protection services. The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. And by securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting

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