e the members of the Central Georgia Fire Chiefs Association recognizing our responsibility to the communities we serve and our obligations to society in general, and with the knowledge that our profession requires the highest ideals, rules of conduct and operational standards, we hereby adopt the following principles for all our chiefs and other fire officer members serving the following counties (known this date as GEMA Area 4) Bibb, Butts, Chattahoochee, Crawford, Dooly, Harris, Houston, Jones, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Muscogee, Peach, Pike, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Upson and Webster.
e will utilize our organizational strength to achieve excellence within our Profession with regard to our major goals: excellence in fire department management and outstanding firefighting performance. We pledge to understand the successful practices of fire service organizations and personnel, review lessons learned and recommend and promote improved standards, policies and procedures.
ecognizing the mutual dependence of firefighting forces on each allied profession involved in public safety and with special emphasis on emergency responders, we pledge our cooperation to all organizations and individuals involved in the improvement and promotion of public safety and welfare of the general public.
e will continually recognize that all professions require trained and certified personnel. We pledge to advance the management of fire departments and the science of firefighting through training courses and other methods to meet the standards of our profession.
s management personnel, we will practice fairness to all members, whether career or volunteer, and only recognize those achievements that have been honestly earned by meritorious service.
e will continually recognize the various public agencies that have been empowered to support public safety and, to that end, we pledge our cooperation to all officials and governmental organizations involved in the promotion of public safety and improvement to the general public’s welfare.
e recognize our responsibility to the working press and news media of
e will not allow envy, jealousy, or any self-serving motives to interfere with the aforementioned principles as we strive to achieve all our professional goals.