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Our Values

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Values are:

• We are proud to help - we show this by doing what we say we will do and seeing things through to the end, demonstrating high standards, working hard and doing our best to get the right outcomes, being motivated, keen and willing to give things a go.


• We are honest - we show this by being open, clear and realistic, admitting and learning from mistakes, showing trust and being trustworthy, being responsible and accountable.


• We are respectful - we show this by being consistent and giving credit where it's due, always being polite, considerate and treating people fairly, genuinely listening, involving and engaging others, being inclusive to all.


• We are working together - we show this by understanding others needs and appreciating their demands, positively challenging, sharing ideas and giving feedback, supporting others and giving practical help and advice, being willing to adapt and change to get the best results.

 

These values set out what the Service stands for and what matters most to us as individuals and as an organisation.

Linked to those values are behaviours through which we show that we are committed to the values and live them. They also allow staff and managers at all levels to know what is expected of them and what they can expect in return.

We are working hard to ensure that these important principles are at the heart of everything we do from responding to incidents, decision making, leadership, community engagement, designing new ways of working to prevention and protection work, recruitment, induction, development and progression.

If you are applying for a vacancy with the Service, it is important that you read and understand the values and associated behaviours. During the application process you will be asked to commit to practicing and actively promoting the values, along with the expected behaviours and ways of working.

 

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