The mission of the Southwest Fire Department is to protect the citizens of our community and their property from all hazards by rendering aid rapidly and professionally. That the aid we render be done with compassion, dignity, and integrity.
The Southwest Fire Department will strive to be an inspiring force in our community, not only to our citizens but to our fellow firefighters through ability, training, dedication, and professionalism.
The Southwest Fire Department operates with the following core values
The courage to willing risk our own lives so that others may be saved
The integrity to always do the right thing even when it is not the easy or popular thing
The highest level of respect for our citizens, our fellow firefighters, and our ourselves
To operate at a level of professionalism that exceeds the highest expectations of our citizens, fellow firefighters, and ourselves
To understand that diversity is key to success, that everyone has the potential for greatness
We are a community-based Fire Department in Palatka Florida founded in 1965. We are focused on helping make the communities around us a better, safer place. With the help of our tireless team, we handle approximately 150 calls for service a month, organize fundraisers, exciting community-building events, and in-depth fire training sessions for our volunteers.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We will help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. You can download our application at the bottom of the recruitment website or contact us at any time. We're excited to have you join the team!
While living in and visiting Florida offers many benefits and advantages, it is important to keep in mind severe weather hazards and potential threats. Every family and business should have predefined emergency plans and always keep an emergency supply kit ready and stocked.
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Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Captain Tim Anthony
Lieutenant Matt Schloss
Lieutenant Jacob Merritt
We are dedicated to improving the lives, safety, and fire awareness of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference and allows us to obtain the equipment, training, and supplies we need.