Mission - Vision - Core Values


Grand Island Fire Department



The Grand Island Fire Department promptly responds to emergencies that threaten life, property, and the environment. We are dedicated to the prevention of these emergencies through planning and public education.


                                 To provide essential emergency services in an ethical, efficient, and effective manner.

Core Values (SPIRIT)


We are dedicated to serving the citizens of Grand Island and are committed to the preservation of life, health, property, and the environment of our community. We serve with honor.


We pride ourselves in the delivery of our services. We pursue excellence through personal improvement. We advance our knowledge and skills through continuous training and professional development.


We acknowledge the trust placed in us by the public and our colleagues is integral to the performance of our duties. We are committed to honest and ethical behavior.


We hold ourselves accountable to our community and fellow firefighters. We accept responsibility for our decisions and actions.


We aspire to identify and implement innovative and progressive ways to provide critical services to our citizens. We value and respect the thoughts and ideas of all GIFD members.


We realize that much of our work is dangerous and the challenges we face can only be overcome by a well coordinated team effort. We value each individual’s contribution, yet we measure our successes and failures not as individuals, but as a team.