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Greetings to all the residents and visitors of our Belvidere,

It is with great pride that I lead the Belvidere Fire Department—a team of highly skilled firefighters, EMTs, and administrative staff committed to our mission. Our mission is clear: to provide emergency rescue and fire protection services that not only meet but exceed expectations and to be a steadfast support for our community in its most critical times. Serving others, especially in their moments of need, is a calling of the highest honor.

As Belvidere continues to grow, my commitment is to not only maintain but to enhance the exemplary level of service we are known for. Within our department, my aim is to foster an environment where every member feels valued and supported, equipped with the necessary tools, and empowered to excel in their roles and professional growth.

I invite you to explore our website and thank you sincerely for taking the time to do so. We are always on the lookout for individuals passionate about joining our mission to serve. For those interested, I encourage you to check out the recruitment section for more information on how you can become a part of our team.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Chief Shawn Schadle

Mission Statement of the Belvidere Fire Department:

It is our mission to provide emergency rescue and fire protection services that exceed expectations; to be there for our community at their greatest times of need.

Vision Statement of the Belvidere Fire Department:

At the Belvidere Fire Department, our vision is to strive for excellent service within our community, surpassing expectations. We are steadfast in our dedication, driven by empathy, and proud to serve Belvidere. Our commitment is to foster community pride and establish resilient partnerships, meeting or exceeding the best practices in emergency response. Through continuous training and empowering our team, we embrace servant leadership and selfless service; ensuring that every action contributes to the safety, security, and pride of our community. Together, we are dedicated to creating a safer, more connected Belvidere, where every resident feels valued, protected, and proud to call home.

Values Statement of the Belvidere Fire Department:

In everything we do, the Belvidere Fire Department is guided by a deep-rooted set of values that reflects our commitment to service, community, and excellence. Our core values include:

  • Sense of Security: Ensuring the sense of safety and security of our residents and visitors is our utmost priority, as we work tirelessly to create an environment where every resident feels confident with, protected by, and proud of our services.
  • Dedication: We are committed to our mission, our people, and our community, showing up every day with the resolve to minimize the impact of emergencies.
  • Empathy: Understanding and compassion are at the heart of our service, as we strive to meet the needs of those we serve with sensitivity and kindness.
  • Community Pride: We take immense pride in Belvidere, working diligently to enhance the well-being and safety of our community, fostering a sense of belonging and pride among all residents.
  • Strong Community Partnerships: By building robust partnerships, we unite with individuals, organizations, and agencies to achieve common goals and strengthen our community’s fabric.
  • Best Practices: Our commitment to excellence is demonstrated through our adherence to best practices in emergency response, ensuring the highest standards of service and safety.
  • Constant Training: We believe in the power of education and continuous improvement, investing in ongoing training to ensure our team is skilled, prepared, and capable.
  • Employee Empowerment: Empowering our personnel is key to our success, encouraging initiative, innovation, and leadership at all levels of our organization.
  • Servant Leadership: We lead by serving, embracing a leadership style that focuses on the well-being of our community and our team members above all else.
  • Selfless Service: Our dedication to the community is unwavering, marked by a spirit of selflessness that drives us to put the needs of others first.

These values are the cornerstone of our identity and the guiding light for our actions. They inspire us to achieve our mission and vision, shaping a safer, more connected, and resilient Belvidere.

Belvidere Fire Department Quick Links

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Mission Statement

It is our mission to provide emergency rescue and fire protection services that exceed expectations; to be there for our community at their greatest times of need.


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