The mission of the Vermillion Fire EMS Department is to provide emergency services for the City of Vermillion, South Dakota and surrounding Clay County including mutual aid for nearby communities. The Vermillion Fire EMS Department responds to fires, accidents, rescues, medical emergencies, mutual-aid calls and other threats to public safety and property from both natural and man-made disasters. As first responders to emergencies, all Department personnel have the primary goal of saving lives and minimizing property loss by providing prompt and courteous service with the highest level of professionalism. Furthermore, the Department's mission is to educate the public about fire safety through community involvement and community education.
The Vermillion Fire EMS Department will be a community-focused, value-centered, modern, and credible emergency service provider in our community.
The Vermillion Fire EMS Department achieves its mission and vision by building upon a system of values. We uphold professionalism as our core value. Our defining values also include integrity, compassion, service, honesty, stewardship, and courteousness.
To the Residents: We owe the residents of our service area, both city and rural, the highest quality of service characterized by responsiveness, integrity, stewardship, and professionalism. We will continually strive for quality improvement.
The the Department: We owe the Vermillion Fire EMS Department our full commitment and dedication. We will always look beyond the traditional scope of our individual positions to promote teamwork and organizational effectiveness.
To Each Other: We owe each other a working environment characterized by trust, respect, and open and honest communication at all levels.
To Ourselves: We owe ourselves personal and professional growth. We will seek to increase our knowledge, to take on greater challenges, and to continue to be dynamic leaders in our profession.