The mission of the Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services is to support our citizens and first responders for the safety and sustainability of our community through prevention, preparation, protection, response and recovery from manmade and natural all-hazard emergencies and acts of terrorism.
It is the vision of Allegheny County Emergency Services to work collaboratively to build, sustain, and improve Allegheny County through services which will prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards; and to be progressive in all aspects which will provide for the highest levels of service to our residents and first responders while providing these services with P.R.I.D.E. through:
In order to fulfill this vision, a pledge to learn from our past, train for the present, and plan for the future.
We recognize that if we support, respect, empower, and challenge our people, they will deliver superior service and continuous improvement.
An organization that fosters an environment of trust, involvement, innovation, creativity, and accountability throughout the entire organization.
An organization that is responsive to the needs and concerns of the citizens, first responders and municipalities we serve.
Strategically plan and benchmark programs and services which will be performed in an economical and efficient manner mindful of their financial impact.
We value the following behaviors within our organization:
- Respect each member as a professional
- Be intolerant of negative behavior
- Take responsibility for our own action or inaction
- Recognize honest and sincere efforts
- Utilize consensus, when possible, for decision-making
- Support employee and employer decisions
- Demonstrate the highest level of P.R.I.D.E.
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