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Testimony before the House Science Committee on
H.R. 1118
THE STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE AND
EMERGENCY RESPONSE (SAFER) FIREFIGHTERS ACT
JUNE 4, 2003
by
Chief Jeff Cash

 

Strategic Plan

VISION STATEMENT

“Safeguarding our Community Through Exceptional Service”


MISSION STATEMENT

It is the mission of the City of Cherryville Fire Department to respond to and mitigate emergencies involving incidents of fire, entrapments of persons, unplanned releases of dangerous material, and pre-hospital emergency medical incidents in addition to providing for the prevention and education of our citizens to ensure their safety from such emergencies.

Critical Goals

  • Cherryville Fire Department become Accredited by the International Association of Fire Chief’s Accreditation Board
  • Cherryville Fire Department lower its North Carolina Response Rating (ISO)
  • Capital purchase of needed equipment
  • Feasibility study/plan for new facility
  • Personnel/manpower consideration
  • Pay/benefits study
  • Technology upgrades
  • Minimum physical fitness standard
  • Upgrade pre-hospital emergency medical (first responder) program
  • Upgrade of skills/knowledge based on competency base training
  • Quality of work life
  • Potential Merger/Consolidations

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