Mission and Core Values
Our mission is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, and environmental or other man-made disasters, of Tellico Village residents, businesses and visitors. It is also to promote public safety; and foster community support services in a professional manner.
We will accomplish this mission through fire suppression, medical services, training and education, fire prevention, investigation, rescue skills as well as public safety education and other related emergency and non-emergency activities.
We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all of the resources at our command to provide a service deemed excellent and appropriate to the residents of Tellico Village.
Core Values Of The Department
Prepared for Duty
Serving with Integrity
Responding with Compassion
Committed to Professional Excellence
These statements of core values mean the following to the Tellico Village Volunteer Fire Department:
Prepared for Duty- means that our members will do everything possible to ensure that our organization is at an optimal state of readiness when called upon to respond at a moment's notice. Our volunteers will be properly trained, equipped, supported, and focused on safe immediate response and customer service.
Serving with Integrity- this relates to how we perform our duties. The enormous commitment necessary to perform the Department’s tasks requires excellence of character. We inspire each other through pride in our organization, which is a belief that every action reflects on all the members of the unit, both past and present. We acknowledge that truth and trust are the foundations of relationship building and delivery. Our members will work hard every day to maintain the highest professional standards and to earn the public's trust through their actions.
Responding with Compassion- our department is a people oriented service organization focused on helping those in need. Our members will provide the highest level of fire and emergency services with utmost compassion and caring to anyone in need.
Committed to Professional Excellence- TVVFD will provide its members with the means, skills, and education to provide outstanding professional services. The Fire Department will also achieve this excellence through a commitment to quality, respect for each person, and a workplace that is free of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
The Fire Chief is responsible for the overall management of the Department; with functions of various duties and tasks delegated to the two Deputy Chiefs, Lieutenants, and the Auxiliary Organization. The management team provides administrative control of the department, supervises the operations and activities of our staff, directs personnel management activities, and coordinates all training events in system designed to achieve our primary goal of protecting lives and property of the residents, visitors, and businesses for Tellico Village.
Fire Suppression, Vehicle Extrication & Water Rescue
Our personnel provide fire protection, public assistance, vehicle extrication water rescue services to Tellico Village and the surrounding communities of Loudon County as requested. In addition our personnel will provide basic safety and fire education.
Emergency Medical Services
Our personnel provide Basic Life Support (BLS) services, CPR & AED training, and other community based medical programs to our residents, visitors, and the surrounding communities as requested.
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