Code of Ethics

  • I will serve with courage and compassion. I will safeguard and preserve life and property while maintaining proficiency in my profession.
  • I will never allow personal feeling to deter me from my responsibilities as a professional firefighter. I will respect the rights and beliefs of all people, and will abide by the laws of my country. I am fully accepting of the inherent dangers accompanied by this profession.
  • I recognize my badge as a symbol of my public trust. I will uphold the traditions of my profession and will not harm or tarnish the standards set by my fellow firefighters.
As a member of the Yakima Fire Department, I accept this Code of Ethics as my responsibility and duty.