The members of the North Liberty Fire Department envision an organization that embraces continuous improvement through numerous, specific initiatives. These initiatives will be guided by our values of professionalism, family, pride, and inclusiveness.
A priority of this organization’s is to develop operational goals. As outlined in this document, we will explore alternative deployment models with the intent of reducing response times to emergencies. The NLFD will research best practice models in order to identify and develop a model which works for our community. We will assist in guiding this process as well as help direct other initiatives sought out by the department. Utilizing a best practice approach can yield ideas, data, and operational models that the NLFD can tailor to match the projected needs of our growing community.
The NLFD places the highest value on the preparation of our members to meet the challengers of the mission and the expectations of the community we serve. We are committed to developing and implementing a high-quality training program that ensures top level performance from our members. The NLFD will promote skill acquisition and education through various in-house training opportunities, grant funding for scholarships, and local and regional training offerings.
Providing the community with proactive messages, outreach, and risk assessment, can prevent the occurrence of emergencies. The department will employ measures which provide contemporary information and risk reduction strategies that will reduce the need for emergency services. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Lastly, the NLFD envisions exploring various means of collaboration. We will continue to collaborate internally towards continuous improvement of the organization and turn externally to explore best practices in the delivery of fire and emergency medical services. We will collaborate and share resources and information with local fire, police, and ambulance services. As a cohesive team of public servants, collectively we can find operational opportunities that provide the highest level of service to the community.