Troy Fire Protection Department Mission Statement
The Troy Fire Department is committed to saving lives and protecting personal property through the application of scientific principles of fire prevention, suppression, and investigation; rescue operations; mitigation of hazards; and emergency medical services within the scope of training and available resources.
Troy Fire Protection Department Core Values
Courage - Integrity – Honor
"Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it", Mark Twain.
Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying. “I will try again tomorrow.” Courage is something that others point out to you; it is not something you are unaware of. You do not feel it; you show it in your actions and accomplishments. It is your strength and determination to get through difficult situations. The real test of courage is in our daily lives.
"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind" Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Integrity comes from a congruence between thoughts, feelings, words, and actions-when all that you are and do spring from your core values, character, strength, and adherence to ethical principles. When you have good integrity, you have no reason to lie; you can look at yourself in the mirror you have nothing to hide.
"Honor does not have to be defended" Robert J. Sawyer
I strive to live my life with honor, which is a very noble ambition, especially considering what a hard word it is define. There is no one definition for it; honor is made up of many things. Honor is that thing that makes you act as if someone is watching; even when you know, they are not. Honor means acknowledging your mistakes. Honor means graciously accepting the mistakes of others.