Mission, Vision & Core Values

Mission Statement

As first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies, PCFD protects the lives and property of Panama City residents and its visitors. This is accomplished through fire suppression, rescue, code enforcement, public education, fire investigation, emergency medical response, and continual professional development through training and education.

Vision Statement

The Panama City Fire Department will continuously strive to meet the changing needs of our community and to be the best Fire Department in the State. We will accomplish this by providing a modern and technologically advanced Fire Department, an enhanced and highly trained medical response service, maintain a high level of readiness for any type of emergency, and focus on the professional development and training of all our personnel. We hold ourselves accountable to our motto of being the “Home of Florida’s Best Trained Firefighter’s” and will continue to do so to ensure we provide the most responsive and effective emergency service to the citizens and visitors of Panama City.

Core Values

Service: We will continue our unyielding commitment to protect and serve the community and its citizens.

Professionalism: Demonstrating the highest levels of customer service while ensuring skills and knowledge are maintained and mastered.

Innovation: Always looking into the future and leveraging technology and training to enhance the safety of our personnel and the services which we provide to our citizens.