"Honorable Service For All"...
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From the Chief:
Chief of Department
Your fire department continues to be on the cutting edge with programs to ensure the safety of you and your family. Lyndon is one of the first fire departments in the nation to initiate cost recovery for fire inspections and has won national and local awards for workplace flexibility and wellness. Our proud tradition of service to the citizens and businesses in our district continues today. We are proud to protect you!
Lyndon Fire and Rescue has over 60 years of tradition serving Lyndon and it's surrounding communities. Since our inception, consisting of one small building and several committed volunteers, we have grown into one of the busiest fire departments in Jefferson County. We utilize two full time crews, supplemented by volunteers, strategically placed in two stations. Lyndon is guided by a dedicated board of trustees, and a chief who is known for innovative fire fighting techniques. Serving beneath Chief Rakestraw are three battalion chiefs, who not only manage the day-to-day operations of the department, but command the majority of the significant incidents in our district. Their job is made easier by an experienced group of captains, sergeants and fire fighters.
Lyndon Fire and Rescue maintains a comprehensive strategic plan, whereby all aspects of the department, both internal and external, are continuously examined. The strategic planning committee constantly solictis feedback from all types of stakeholders in order to identify and prioritize the strategic issues.
Our strategic plan is more than just a physical document. It is a roadmap for decision making. This document is strong enough to support our core values, yet flexible enough to adapt to the changes that occur in the fire service. The committee continues to meet to monitor progress, and to identify issues that may require the attention of the committee and the members of Lyndon Fire and Rescue.
A new mission statement was created: Honorable Service For All
Our core values were defined: Community Centered, Vigilant, Effective, Professional, Proud
Thinking and acting strategically while implementing operational plans should be embraced at all levels of the department. We will continually assess our organization and its impact on the community we serve, in light of our mission, vision and values. We will create an internal environment that embraces innovation, development, fulfillment and improvement. Externally, we shall be recognized in our community as a fire department of honest, disciplined, dedicated and trusted professionals