To The Daily Sun,
On behalf of the members of the Gilmanton Fire Department, I want to thank Gilmanton residents for their overwhelming support at the polls on Tuesday.
Our priority remains their safety. I would like to take a moment and share our mission statement. This mission statement is the very backbone of our organization. We stand ready to serve our residents.
The Gilmanton Fire Department was organized in Jan. 3, 1990, following the merger of the Gilmanton Corners Fire Department and Gilmanton Iron Works Fire Department. The merger was completed to ensure that the citizens of Gilmanton are provided the very best in emergency service. To that end, the mission of the Gilmanton shall be:
We will prevent the impact of fire in our community. We will limit the extent of death, injury, and property loss from fires that do occur.
We will preserve human life from the effects of injury, sudden illness, man-made or natural disasters. We will provide emergency assistance with no regard to race, color, creed or financial status.
We will educate the community and provide them the knowledge necessary to reduce the risks associated with fire and emergency medical events, man-made and natural disasters.
We will ensure our members are trained according to the latest standards.
We will provide a safe work environment and offer opportunities for advancement within our department.
We will provide our members with the opportunities to gain new skills that will enhance the service we provide; we will continually strive to be better providers.
We will offer a supportive environment for the families of our members.
We will be held accountable to the taxpayers of the town of Gilmanton; we will complete our mission in the most cost-effective manner possible, while providing the best service we can.
We will provide professional, courteous and compassionate care to all that call us into service.
Revised and adopted April 15, 2011
Fire Chief Paul J. Hempel III