Our values and behaviours
The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) published the Core Code of Ethics for Fire and Rescue Services. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service (WFRS) is fully signed up to the code, which sets out five ethical principles as a basis for promoting good behaviour and challenging inappropriate behaviour.
In short: “helping every member of the Fire and Rescue Service to act in the right way in their service to the public.”
Putting our communities first
We will put the interests of the public, the community, and service users first.
We will act with integrity, including being open, honest, and consistent in everything we do.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
We will continually recognise and promote the value of EDI, both within the Fire and Rescue Service and the wider communities in which we serve. We will stand against all forms of discrimination, create equal opportunities, promote equality, foster good relations, and celebrate difference.
Dignity and Respect
We will treat people with dignity and respect, making decisions objectively based on evidence, without discrimination or bias.
We will all be positive role models, always demonstrating flexible and resilient leadership at all levels. We will be accountable for our behaviour, decisions and actions and challenge all behaviour that falls short of the highest standards.