Code of Ethics

SFD patchAs a fire fighter and member of the Sandusky Fire Department, my fundamental duty is the serve mankind, to safeguard and preserve life and property against the elements of fire and disaster, and to maintain a proficiency in the art and science of fire engineering.

I will uphold the standards of my profession, continually search for new and improved methods, and disseminate and share my knowledge and skills with my contemporaries and descendants.

I will never allow personal feelings nor danger to self, deter me from my responsibilities as a fire fighter.

I will at all times, respect the property and rights of all men and women, the laws of my community and my country, and the chosen way of life of my fellow citizens.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept this as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the fire service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession: saving of life, fire prevention and fire suppression.

As a member of the Sandusky Fire Department, I accept this self-imposed and self-enforced obligation as my personal responsibility.