Core Strategies

Firefighter Safety


Our number one goal will always be firefighter safety. As an organization we will develop strategies and implement training programs to enhance firefighter safety and survival. Safety is both an individual and team responsibility. Supervisors and employees must take an active role in their personal safety and the safety of their crews.

Fiscal Responsibility


The leadership of the Annapolis Fire Department will be good stewards of the taxpayer's funds. We will strive to be fiscally responsible with City funding and make prudent financial decisions.

Education and Training


A well trained and educated workforce is essential to an effective fire department. As a Department we value education and training and will encourage and provide training opportunities to our personnel.

Wellness and Fitness


We will provide our firefighters and professionals with knowledge, support and opportunities to improve their physical health, wellness and fitness in order to enhance job performance and an overall healthy personal lifestyle.

Diverse Workforce


The continued excellence of the Annapolis Fire Department is largely dependent upon the ability to attract, develop, and retain highly skilled, talented, and motivated members. An essential element in maintaining this quality of services is the recognition of the value of a diverse workforce. Characteristics such as age, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, religious preference, sexual orientation, gender expression, and the expression of unique philosophies and ideas provide the opportunity to better understand each other. This understanding will strengthen the efficiency and productivity of the workforce, whose primary objective is to provide excellent service to the community we serve.

Outstanding Service


As an organization we will strive to meet or exceed our citizen's and customer's expectations in the services that we provide.

Fire and Injury Prevention


We will enhance public safety by minimizing the impact of fire, personal injury and hazardous conditions by conducting fire safety inspections, injury prevention and disaster preparedness programs.

Emergency Preparedness


The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system that coordinates community resources to protect lives, property and the environment through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from all natural and man made hazards that may impact our city.