The City of Merced Fire Department is a progressive organization unified in creating a safe and secure community.
We, the members of the City of Merced Fire Department, will prevent, prepare for, and mitigate emergencies to protect the citizens of the City of Merced through exceptional service and visionary leadership.
Our Core Values
Members of the City of Merced Fire Department believe our health and safety are essential for us to fulfill our Mission. We are committed to providing the best health and safety programs for our members' well-being and operational readiness.
Members of the City of Merced Fire Department value being involved in the community where we work. Our responsibility is to protect life, property and the environment. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibility and deepening our involvement in the community we serve. No request or inquiry will go unanswered.
Members of the City of Merced Fire Department highly value being professionals at all times. As professionals, we are committed to providing the highest levels of service to our community by maintaining a high level of operational readiness through preparation, education and continual self-improvement.
Members of the City of Merced Fire Department value staff involvement in decision making and delegate authority to the most appropriate level. We believe that a united team can achieve far more than an individual effort.
Members of the City of Merced Fire Department understand the importance of organizational sustainability. Therefore, we value fiscal prudence and strive to be effective and efficient in the execution of our duties.
Members of the City of Merced Fire Department are honest and fair in our dealings with our members of our community and each other. We are honorable to our profession and we inspire each other to maintain trustworthiness, openness and sincerity.
Provide Leadership and support to enable the Department to accomplish its Mission.
Provide the highest level of emergency response consistent with identified community needs and expectations.
Provide challenging training and education that is current and effective, enabling the Department to accomplish its Mission.
Proactively improve life safety, minimize losses and reduce the risks from fire through; education, application of codes and investigation.
Establish community partnerships that complement and enhance the services we provide.
Prepare and maintain the documents, facilities and trained personnel to effectively manage and support major incidents / disasters.