Vision / Mission Statements

Vision Statement

The vision of the Bedford Fire Department is to be the best emergency response provider and set the standard of care in the community and in the Commonwealth.

Mission Statement

The Bedford Fire Department is a professional and dedicated organization that is constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing demands of the community. Our organization is guided by moral and ethical principals in providing the highest level of quality of services, training/professional development, fiscal responsibility and direct community interaction and involvement. We are forever committed to successfully responding to and mitigating the challenges of fire, rescue, medical emergencies, hazardous materials, disaster preparedness and national security by promoting fire prevention, public education and community risk reduction.

Guiding Values


A commitment to fostering a safe environment for all citizens who live, work or visit our community.


A firm bond of integrity, ability and character throughout the department and with the community at large.


We will respect our community and ourselves, while providing the highest professional emergency services.


Our daily actions and decisions are based on moral and ethical values to exceed our community's needs.


Our goal is to provide the best possible service to the community at large by demonstrating important values of character, attitude, excellence, competency and conduct.

Risk Statement

The Bedford Fire Department prioritizes firefighter safety, human life, property and environment. Risk is determined by a constant evaluation based on the expertise, education, experience, and resources of the department.