Gumtree Fire & Rescue, Inc. is dedicated to protecting life and property by providing the community with fire safety education, fire prevention programs, and providing for the mitigation of fire, medical, and related emergencies with trained personnel, using teamwork and available resources.
VISION: We, the members of Gumtree Fire & Rescue, share a vision of providing quality and timely emergency services to our community. To be successful, we must embrace the following:
LEADERSHIP: We will foster the leadership ability in all our members by providing opportunities for growth and success. Our leaders will maintain focus on the vision we have created.
COMMUNICATION: We will ensure clear and open communication, as it is the cornerstone of a progressive and growing department.
STAFFING: We will continue aggressive planning and response preparation and supply proper levels of staffing to safely meet these goals.
EQUIPMENT: We will continue to provide safe and reliable equipment to meet our strategic needs.
TRAINING: We will provide progressive safe training programs that are consistent throughout the organization.
PUBLIC RELATIONS: We will enhance our positive presence in the community through thoughtful and active education programs utilizing an “our family helping your family” approach.
OUR VALUES: We believe in caring for our “on and off duty families”. We will create a work environment of fairness, integrity, and respect for one another. We have a responsibility to strive for exemplary behavior and attitude. We also must empower our members to reach a level of professionalism our citizens and members deserve. We are committed to excellence and pride in all that we do.
Gumtree Fire and Rescue is proud to have our own Explorer program. Many of our Explorers have made full time careers as paid firemen for our local communities! Members of the Explorer program must be at least 14 years old and have completed the 8th grade. Once 21 they will be considered a regular fireman and can no longer be an Explorer. However, during their time as an Explorer the department will train them so they will have the necessary skills and knowledge they need should they decide to become a full-fledged firefighter!