About the TFD
About The Department
The City of Taylor Fire department covers 24 square miles and serves a population of over 60,000 residents which can expand to some 100,000 people during the regular business day and around the holidays. The Fire Department is on guard with three centrally located fire stations for quick response and currently has four engines and one tower truck, along with a command vehicle. The Fire Department responds to some 5,000 runs annually and is highly trained in the latest lifesaving procedures. Along with a superb fire fighting force, the department has knowledgeable Fire Marshal's division that is constantly educating the public about the dangers of fires.
The purpose of the Taylor Fire Department is to protect lives and property in the community and ascribe to the highest ethical principles in the profession of Fire, Emergency Response and Prevention. We hold the organizational values of the City Of Taylor as the base, which these guiding principles build upon. We acknowledge that the residents hold us personally and professionally to a higher moral and ethical standard because they entrust us with their lives, the lives of their loved ones, their valuables and their property. Therefore, every member of the Taylor Fire Department shall live according to the ethical principles consistent with professional conduct and pledge to follow our ethical principles.
Our Guiding Principles
- We recognize that our families and government are the reason for our presence
- We will continually work to deserve the confidence and trust of the community through our attitude, conduct, and accomplishments
- The public is entitled to our best efforts, as such we will provide professional and courteous service at all times
- The perceptions of a Firefighter will not be compromised. Honor, loyalty, courage, trust, charity, gallantry and protection will be maintained at all times
- We will continually seek effectiveness, efficiency, and economy.
- Accountability and teamwork are indispensable
- Self-improvement as a firefighter is an obligation for the duration of our careers