Next Council Meeting
Fire Service Division ISO Class 3
Mission Statement: Service Excellence
Vision Statement: To become an internationally accredited agency and obtain a ISO Class 1 rating.
Message from Chief Cox:
Welcome to the Lexington County Fire Service website! We appreciate you taking the time to visit us and hope the information you find here proves helpful. The men and women of the Lexington County Fire Service are dedicated to “service excellence” in everything we do. We maintain a “can-do” attitude and strive for excellent customer service. Our success is directly related to our relationships with partner agencies, all other County departments and the public we serve. Our purpose is to provide the highest level emergency and risk mitigation services through 248 career personnel and over 38 volunteers.
The day-to-day mission of the Lexington County Fire Service is to provide quality life safety services that include the five core fire service disciplines:
Fire Prevention and Public Education
Fire Inspections and Investigations
EMS-Basic Life Support
Special Operations that include Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue Response
The services offered by the department are guaranteed by utilizing: Automatic Aid agreements, Intergovernmental agreements with surrounding agencies, public/private partnerships, a pool of highly skilled firefighters, excellent apparatus and equipment and a proven track record of quality service to our citizens.
The Lexington County Fire Service shall continue to strive for innovative ways of providing “indispensable, community services” by seeking new partnerships, maintaining the ones we have and utilizing state-of-the art technology. Partnerships bring opportunities to the department, provide an awareness of the public and private sector’s commitment to the community, and acknowledge the courageous efforts of our department and our motto of: “Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty”.
The Lexington County Fire Service is proud of our community and the services we provide that enhance the quality of life for our citizens. We pledge our continuous commitment to be responsible stewards of your resources, your safety and, most importantly, your trust!
Bradley C. Cox