Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

The mission of the Reading Fire Department is to protect life, property and the environment.

We will accomplish this with professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated personnel,  using the allocated resources efficiently.

We pledge to deliver the highest quality of  emergency medical services, fire suppression,  public education, and fire prevention  to meet the needs of our community.

Vision Statement

To reduce death, injury and property loss from fire and to reduce morbidity and mortality from sudden illness or injury.


How we accomplish our mission is as important as the mission itself — fundamental to success for the department are these basic values:

  • Honor
  • Pride
  • Teamwork