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FEMS Health and Safety Division

FEMS Health and Safety Division

Mission Statement

The Health and Safety Division of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department is dedicated to elevating the standards of firefighter safety and well-being. Our mission is to empower and safeguard the brave members of the DC Fire and EMS Department through a comprehensive approach that encompasses cutting-edge education, visionary policies, and state-of-the-art equipment. 

We are resolute in our commitment to cultivating a culture of continuous improvement, where safety is not only a priority but an ingrained value. Through meticulous planning and innovative thinking, we strive to ensure that every firefighter’s journey is marked by the utmost protection and support. 

Guided by unwavering dedication, we pledge to deliver: 

  • Safety Excellence: We tirelessly pursue the highest level of safety for our firefighters. We are dedicated to creating an environment where every firefighter can carry out their duties with confidence, knowing that their well-being is paramount. 
  • Progressive Education: Our division remains at the forefront of evolving firefighting techniques and health practices. We provide our firefighters with ongoing, dynamic education that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively to the challenges they face. 
  • Forward-Thinking Policies: We develop policies that anticipate the ever-changing landscape of fire and emergency medical services. By setting visionary standards, we ensure that our firefighters are equipped with guidelines that prioritize their safety and enable them to adapt to new circumstances. 
  • Cutting-Edge Equipment: We invest in the latest technology and equipment that enhances our firefighters’ capabilities while safeguarding their lives. Our unwavering dedication to sourcing and utilizing the best resources reinforces our commitment to their protection. 
  • Collaborative Community: We recognize that safety extends beyond the fire station walls. We actively engage with our community, forging partnerships that enhance awareness and understanding of firefighter safety. By working together, we create a network of support that strengthens our shared responsibility. 

Through these principles, the Health and Safety Division is unyielding in our pursuit of excellence. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the members of the DC Fire and EMS Department, to ensure every firefighter returns home safely after every call. 

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