Our values

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Welcome; Dignity and Respect - these are the values we expect Authority members and Service staff to demonstrate in their behaviour to each other and to all members of the public.

Bullying and Harassment

Our policy on Preventing Bullying and Harassment explains the standards of behaviour that are expected in our organisation and makes clear that all of us are accountable for taking steps to eliminate inappropriate behaviour.  This policy is accompanied by a Guidance Document which can also be found below:

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Values of the national Fire and Rescue Services

Service to the community

We value service to the community by...

  • Working with all groups to reduce risk
  • Treating everyone fairly and with respect
  • Being answerable to those we serve
  • Striving for excellence in all we do


We value all our employees by practising and promoting...

  • Fairness and respect
  • Recognition of merit
  • Honesty, integrity and mutual trust
  • Personal development
  • Co-operative and inclusive working


We value diversity in the service and the community by...

  • Treating everyone fairly and with respect
  • Providing varying solutions for different needs and expectations
  • Promoting equal opportunities in employment and progression within the service
  • Challenging prejudice and discrimination


We value improvement at all levels of the service by...

  • Accepting responsibility for our performance
  • Being open-minded
  • Considering criticism thoughtfully
  • Learning from our experience
  • Consulting others