Mission, Vision & Pledge

Mission, Vision & Pledge


Leading the fire service community by providing training, education, advocacy, resources, mentoring, and networking in order to enhance the fire service.


Empowering uniqueness and unity.


I pledge to respect my fellow firefighters, female and male, regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or creed. I recognize that I have a responsibility to my fellow firefighters as comrades and as human beings. I promise from this day forth to try to understand them and accept them, regardless of the differences that exist between us. I promise never to defame or make a derogatory remark about another member of the fire service, or to be party to such practices, and I will stop them from occurring whenever possible. We recognize that there is strength in our unity and that while our differences make us unique, we do share the common goal of being the best we can in our chosen career.

The Women in Fire Pledge was written by Christine Richie-Myers of the Oakland, California Fire Department, and adopted at the WFS conference in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1989.