Mission Statement


Mission and Vision of the Olean Fire Department

Mission Statement

“The Mission of the City of Olean Fire Department is to provide the highest level of public safety services for our community through an all-hazards approach. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, technical rescue, emergency medical response, disaster management, fire prevention, and public education.”

Core Values:

Core values are essential and enduring tenets, a set of general guiding principles, not to be compromised for short term expediency.  In order to accomplish its mission to the highest degree, the City of Olean Fire Department has identified the following Core Values:

Dedication: “Proudly serve our community to the best of our ability.”

Teamwork: “A group of individuals working toward a common goal.”

Integrity: “Accountability to our community stakeholders and residents based on trust, respect, and honor through service.”

Professionalism: "Striving to consistently demonstrate a high standard and to treat your family as we would ours.”

Leadership: "Providing guidance and support throughout the community and within the department.”

Tradition: “Preserving, carrying forward, and never forgetting the legacy to those who served before us and to ensure those values are passed down to our next generation of firefighters.”

Proficiency: “Infinitely pursuing self-betterment through education, training, and leadership.”


“Leaders in our Profession; Role Models in our Community”