l FD PRIDE - City of Beaufort, South Carolina

Core Values - F.D. P.R.I.D.E.

FD PRIDE is the acronym for our core values. It embodies the goals we strive to achieve.

Family First, Dedication, Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Everyone Goes Home



As members of the Beaufort Fire Department we value:

Family First 

We believe that family must come first, our individual families and then our fire department family.  Our families  are the driving force behind everything we do.  Without the support of family, our firefighters would not be able to provide the level of service demanded by the firefighting profession.



We are dedicated to the organization, each other, our families, and the citizens we serve. We are dedicated to working in partnerships with the community and each other to reduce fires, enhance customer service, and improve quality of life. We are committed to excellence and strive to provide the highest quality of professional fire service to the community with the ultimate goal of saving lives and protecting property. We are dedicated to our core values.



We provide quality service to our community and assist other agencies to the best of our ability. We will be a positive rolemodel by being truthful, honest and dependable in all actions we take. In providing professional service we are committed to proficiency, reliability, and excellence in all aspects of our conduct and performance. We fulfill our mission by being accountable to our community, our Department and to one another. We embrace the ethical standards of our profession by exhibiting a courteous, conscientious and business like manner in all of our actions.




We are committed to respecting the constitutional rights, liberties, and worth of all members of the community and the Department. We respect laws and the democratic process. We do these things with dignity and honor. Because we are entrusted with private matters of citizens and our peers, we strive to gain and maintain the confidence of those we come into contact with, both professionally and personally. We value life and safety. We are committed to serve and treat all human beings with the utmost sensitivity, compassion and concern. We value the diversity of people in our community and serve all with equal dedication, respect and fairness.


We believe integrity is a cornerstone of our profession. We value ethical conduct, public trust, and commit ourselves to personal and professional excellence. We are people of character and principle. We do what is right, even when no one is looking. We are committed to upholding our position of public trust and to conduct ourselves responsibly by maintaining the highest moral and ethical standards. We are uncompromising in our commitment to truth, honesty, and respect in all relationships. We hold ourselves accountable for our actions and inactions, and are open and honest in our dealings with each other. We have the courage to do what is right and to stand against what is wrong.


We must have the ability to execute our plan of action regardless of the obstacles, discomfort, or difficulties that we may have to overcome.  Discipline sets the tone and dictates the efficiency by which we excel in the performance of our duties.

Everyone Goes Home

We will strive every day to ensure “Everyone Goes Home”.  Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly take risks so that others can be saved. A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks and tragic consequences.