The Bensenville Fire Protection District is committed to provide emergency services that preserve life and property and promote overall public safety with the highest quality of service possible to the community during the impact of fire, disaster, injury, illness, or terrorism of any kind.
The Bensenville Fire Protection District’s business is service. We are committed to providing high quality service to our community and our citizens. We believe that the success of our organization depends on teamwork, mutual trust and honesty achieved through commitment to the following values: Communication with one another; Innovation in meeting the present and future needs of the District; Responsibility as a team for the effective delivery of services; Pride in our work, in our dedication to public service, to each other, and in being the best we can be.
FIREFIGHTER CODE OF ETHICS
As a firefighter and member of the Bensenville Fire Protection District, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard and preserve life and property against the elements of fire and disaster; and 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 share my knowledge and skills with my contemporaries and successors.
I will not allow personal feelings, nor danger to self, deter me from my responsibilities as a firefighter.
I will always, respect the property and rights of all men and woman, 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 it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the fire service. I will never use my official position to obtain advantages or favors for myself, my friends or family.
I will constantly strive to achieve the objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession, saving of life, fire prevention and fire suppression.
As a member of the Bensenville Fire Protection District, I accept this self-imposed and self-enforced obligation as my responsibility.