A Little Bit About Us
A Little Bit About Us
We are Putnam County Fire / Rescue Professionals, Local 3529 of the International Association of Firefighters. Wer are affiliated with the Florida Professional Firefighters and the Gator Fire Council.
Mission of Local 3529
Encourage and promote mutual assistance between all paid professional firefighters of Putnam County. Inform and educate its members in order to place them on a higher plane of professionalism, thereby, enhancing their skill and efficiency. Cultivate and develop unity, friendship and fellowship among its members. Inform and educate the public of Putnam County, Florida of Fire Safety and Hazards.
We are public safety professionals….
We believe in the pursuit of professional excellence and the highest professional standards for our Local, demonstrating positive character, attitude, competency, and conduct. We are full service in our scope and response to calls for help —- fire, emergency medical, special operations and prevention, ensuring a state of constant readiness, we believe that continuous training in all aspects of our career supports professional excellence.
We serve with the highest integrity….
We are held to a high standard of trust placed upon us by the public and our profession. We value this trust and know that self-discipline is a foundation for our behaviors. As an integral component of our core values, we will employee the highest ethical standards, demonstrating honesty, truth and ethical behavior.
We believe in open and cohesive communications….
We believe in effective communication to support the performance of our organization. We share a common interest and commitment, but may see things from a variety of perspectives. Effective communications within our organization builds trust and respect, encourages learning, and helps to accomplish shared goals.
Diversity and Respect
We believe in diversity and respect our fellow members and those in our communities….
Putnam County Fire Rescue Professionals, Local 3529, is diverse, and we will treat everyone with the highest degree of dignity, equality, and trust. We respect all individuals and value their contributions. We will respect the diversity of our community by providing compassionate and superior service to all.
Health and Safety
Our very Lives depend on our health and safety….
Our health and our safety are intertwined to fulfilling our mission to the community we serve and to each other. We understand as public safety professionals that we may become called upon to place ourselves between harm and those endangered. We accept risk to rescue a life that can be saved; we will not engage in patently unsafe actions when no life is endangered. We will support one another in developing a healthy attitude for our Local Union and its’ members as a commitment to overall well-being and operational readiness.
Teamwork and Leadership
Teamwork is our building block towards success….
We believe in the collective value of supporting our membership. We seek out the input of all members at all levels of our organization. Working together will meet our common goals. Knowledge, skills and abilities are cultivated through our membership by our collective leadership. We all have a responsibility to mentor to one another.
Service by our profession and through civic responsibility….
We have the ability to both save and change lives. Calls for help can take many forms. We are committed to active participation in our communities by fulfilling our responsibilities and strengthening our community involvement. Or courage, resources, knowledge and commitment can be used for good both on and off the job.
Tradition enhances and improved through innovation….
Innovation can modernize and improve our service to our members and the citizens and impact positively the safety of our organization. We are committed to advancing change through innovation and progressive thinking what will benefit those that we serve.