Mission, Philosophy, and Core Values


rescueMission Statement

To protect life, property, and environment through prevention, preparedness, education and emergency response.


Operating Philosophy

The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District strives to:


Core Values

We, the members of the Rancho Santa Fe Fire District, declare the following values to be the fundamental principles that define our organization’s culture:

Sense of Duty
Our organization is driven by a sense of duty and desire to serve. We hold ourselves individually and collectively accountable and will conduct ourselves in a manner that preserves the trust and respect of the community as well as our peers.

We are proud to be part of an organization that embraces innovation, promotes diversity, and recognizes achievement. We take ownership in our equipment, facilities, and responsibilities.

We cultivate relationships based on trust, respect, and camaraderie. We recognize and value each individual’s unique contribution and are committed to work together to achieve shared goals.

We recognize that our people are the foundation of our organization. We acknowledge and appreciate each other’s character, talents, and ideas.

We lead by example, and strive to exhibit competence, integrity, and professionalism. We empower every member of the organization to be actively involved regardless of rank, title, or tenure.

We believe in the importance of family, both personally and professionally. We are strengthened by the friendship and support of our colleagues, and value the interpersonal bonds that we form.