Mission Statement

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"To Protect People & Property"

The Yonkers Fire Department is an all hazards agency committed to providing the highest level of public safety service to the City of Yonkers.  We protect lives and property through fire suppression, pre-hospital emergency medical care, disaster management, fire prevention, code enforcement, fire investigation and public education.  

As first responders to fires, medical emergencies, hazardous material incidents, terrorist acts, utility emergencies and virtually every other type of call for assistance, the YFD can not only provide for public safety but can enhance it through its fire prevention, investigation and fire safety education programs.   The Yonkers Fire Department remains committed to the core values of integrity, valor, loyalty and dedication, but in these changing times also to values which strengthen our organization and will carry us forward into the coming years such as diversity and fiscal responsibility.

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE FIRE COMMISSIONER

Fire fighting ranks as the nation’s most dangerous profession. America’s fire service personnel place their lives on the line everyday protecting the safety and property of their fellow citizens. As we move forward, in the aftermath of 9/11, the focal point of the Yonkers Fire Department is the health and safety of our Fire Officers, Firefighters and Citizens.

We address these issues through state-of-the-art training programs and have developed a labor/management team that addresses any man-made or natural disaster that poses a threat to our firefighters or our country. We hope that through these web pages we will be able to get our message out to members of the public. We believe that the fire service must take the initiative when it comes to public information and matters of safety for our citzens and members. Through this Web Site, the Yonkers Fire Department will continue to periodically publish useful, informative, fire safety and fire prevention tips for the general public. We are dedicated to providing your families with the necessary knowledge to help protect them from fire emergencies.