Fire / Rescue

Mission Statement

Fire Prevention

Provide the highest standard of service of fire suppression, fire prevention and education, technical rescue services and emergency medical care. We provide these important services promptly and safely, to any person who resides, work, or visit the City of Guntersville. We are dedicated to respect, integrity, compassion and leadership among ourselves so that we may proudly serve others.

Vision Statement

To build an elite department determined to achieve a level of service that is viewed as a benchmark within the Fire Service. We will strive to be a model of excellence in providing fire protection, emergency medical services, fire prevention, public education, and any other related services at the local and state level. We will make every effort to be role models in the community, and leaders in our profession by providing the best public service through innovative training, education and equipment.

"I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The positions may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which a fireman has to do, believe that his is a noble calling. There is an adage that says that 'Nothing can be destroyed except by fire'. We strive to preserve from destruction the wealth of the world, which is the product of the industry of men, necessary for the comforts of both the rich and poor. We are the defenders from fire, of the art, which has beautified the world, the product of the genius of men and the means of refinement of mankind. But above all, our proudest endeavor is to save the lives of men - the work of God himself. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even at the supreme sacrifice. Such considerations may not strike the average mind, but they are sufficient to fill to the limit our ambition in life and to make us serve the general purpose of human society."

-- Edward F. Croker, Chief, New York Fire Department 1899 – 1911