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Mission Statement


The mission of the Pelham Batesville Fire Department is to prevent, wherever possible, the loss of life and destruction of property within the fire district, by providing well-trained personnel and well-prepared and maintained equipment to the site of any potentially hazardous situation, in as quick and safe manner as possible.



                          "For over 50 years, dedicated first responders protecting the lives

                            and property within our community"

                                                                                                                       Frank D. Cox 

                                                                                                   Board of Commissioners - Chairman

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Vision Statement


The Pelham Batesville Fire Department is committed to providing a superior level of Emergency Service that continually improves the quality of life, health and safety of the community.


Core Values

The core values that serve as the guiding principles of the Pelham Batesville Fire Department are:


  • Integrity - The PBFD expects all of its members to embody integrity by consistently maintaining the highest levels of trust, honesty, and honor in all their personal and professional actions.

  • Commitment - The PBFD expects all of its members to exhibit their commitment to the mission of the District through their personal enthusiasm, dedication, and loyalty to the programs, actions, training initiatives, and leadership of the Fire Department.

  • Compassion - The PBFD expects all members to treat the citizens we serve as well as our fellow members, regardless of circumstances, with compassion through understanding, caring, and empathy.

  • Accountability - The PBFD expects all of its members to be personally accountable to the citizens we serve, to our fellow members, and ourselves, always maintaining professional readiness, trustworthiness, and honesty.

  • Health and Fitness - The PBFD expects all of its members to maintain a healthy lifestyle, keeping themselves mentally and physically fit and prepared to safely carry out the mission of the Fire Department.

  • Respect - The PBFD expects its members to show respect, regardless of whether on duty or off, for our mission, our leadership, our peers, and the citizens we serve.

  • Courage - The PBFD expects its members to have the courage to meet the demands of our mission even when it is hazardous, demanding, or otherwise difficult; always doing what is right, though it may be unpopular or cause personal or professional adversity.  

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