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Fire Fighter Code of Ethics Cheat Sheet by

Fire Fighter Code of Ethics
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I understand that I have the respon­sib­ility to conduct myself in a manner that reflects proper ethical behavior and integrity. In so doing, I will help foster a continuing positive public perception of the fire service. Therefore, I pledge the following .......

Always conduct myself, on and off duty, in a manner that reflects positively on myself, my department and the fire service in general.

Code of Ethics

Accept respon­sib­ility for my actions and for the conseq­uences of my actions.
Sup port the concept of fairness and the value of diverse thoughts and opinions.
Avoid situations that would adversely affect the credib­ility or public perception of the fire service profes­sion.
Be truthful and honest at all times and report instances of cheating or other dishonest acts that compromise the integrity of the fire service.
Conduct my personal affairs in a manner that does not improperly influence the perfor­mance of my duties, or bring discredit to my organi­zation.
Be respectful and conscious of each member’s safety and welfare.
Recognize that I serve in a position of public trust that requires stewar­dship in the honest and efficient use of publicly owned resources, including uniforms, facili­ties, vehicles and equipment and that these are protected from misuse and theft.
Exercise profes­sio­nalism, compet­ence, respect and loyalty in the perfor­mance of my duties and use inform­ation, confid­ential or otherwise, gained by virtue of my position, only to benefit those I am entrusted to serve.
Avoid financial invest­ments, outside employ­ment, outside business interests or activities that conflict with or are enhanced by my official position or have the potential to create the perception of improp­riety.

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Code of Ethics continued

Never propose or accept personal rewards, special privil­eges, benefits, advanc­ement, honors or gifts that may create a conflict of interest, or the appearance thereof.
Never engage in activities involving alcohol or other substance use or abuse that can impair my mental state or the perfor­mance of my duties and compromise safety.
Never discri­minate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual prefer­ence, medical condition or handicap.
Never harass, intimidate or threaten fellow members of the service or the public and stop or report the actions of other firefi­ghters who engage in such behaviors.
Responsibly use social networ­king, electronic commun­ica­tions, or other media technology opport­unities in a manner that does not discredit, dishonor or embarrass my organi­zation, the fire service and the public. I also understand that failure to resolve or report inappr­opriate use of this media equates to condoning this behavior

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