Firefighter Code of Ethics
As a firefighter and member of the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department, 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 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 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 Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department, I accept this self-imposed and self-enforced obligation as my responsibility.
SVFD Mission Statement
The Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety service for our community. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical first responder services, disaster management, fire prevention, and public education. Our members will: Strive to Prevent Harm to those we serve and ourselves and we serve with Pride, Honor, and Integrity!
SVFD Oath of Office
I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Texas against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Texas; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.