The Claremont Fire Department is a full service department serving the city with full time staffing since 1917. A staff of 16 full time career emergency response staff (including EMTS and Paramedics), 8 paid call fire personnel and 3 administrative personnel including the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief and part-time Administrative Assistant provide the community a full array of services. Fire Department Services include fire code compliance and fire safety inspections, fire prevention training, fire suppression, emergency medical care, technical rescue services and hazardous material control. The fire department is a State licensed non-transport ambulance service with paramedic level personnel supporting the city’s contracted ambulance service. The 1917 brick fire station has been remarkably maintained and houses six modern pieces of fire and rescue apparatus. Approximately fourteen hundred emergency responses annually are made by the department with nearly seventy percent of all calls showing fire department arrival within six minutes.
We, the members of the Claremont Fire Department, will dedicate ourselves and our every effort to the service of the citizens and visitors of our community. The focus of our service will be to provide for their safety and welfare through the preservation of life, health, property and the environment.
Every member of the Claremont Fire Department shall take personal ownership of our mission by subscribing to the following values:
We recognize our value to the community is best demonstrated through fire service excellence and high professional standards. We will adhere to these values by continually seeking an expanded base of knowledge and the growth of our individual professional development.
Teamwork and Leadership
We acknowledge that teamwork and leadership at all levels are vital to improving the efficiency of the service we provide to our community. It shall be the responsibility of all members, regardless of rank, to promote team cohesiveness by the involvement of all their peers and the exclusion of none in all department efforts.
Integrity and Innovation
We understand the trust that the community places in us and will always act with honesty, integrity and respect when dealing with all members of the public and with each other. We will commit ourselves to progressive ideas and seek to be instruments of positive change that will improve our department and the growth and economic development of the community we serve.
Health and Safety
We accept as a personal responsibility, the health and safety of the members of our community through our actions at all of our emergency and service responses. We shall also assume personal accountability for our own health and wellness and continually work to maintain a level of fitness that will best serve our community and our fellow firefighter.