Fire Department Standards of Cover

Standards of Cover

The 2023 Cosumnes Fire Department Community Risk Assessment and Standards of Cover is an analysis of the Fire Department's operations to establish the distribution of resources in relation to the characteristics, hazards, and risks of the area served. It includes recommended benchmark performance objectives and improvement opportunities. The improvement opportunities have a recommended implementation timeline of short-term, intermediate-term, or long-term.    

Annual Updates

Fire Department personnel will present an annual Standards of Cover Update after the end of each year to the Board. The update will outline the progress and successes, and most importantly, address goal or timeline objectives that have changed due to uncontrollable issues that have arisen since the last update.

Guiding Principles

A foundational element of the 2022-2027 Fire Department Strategic Plan is the update of the Department’s mission, vision, core values and motto. The Strategic Plan Workgroup, with input from internal stakeholders and the Board, revised these guiding principles to define the purpose, intent, and focus of the Department. 

  • Mission: The Cosumnes Fire Department saves lives and protects the community through prevention, preparedness, and emergency response in a timely, courteous, and effective manner. 
  • Vision: The Cosumnes Fire Department will continue to be a mission-focused organization that strives for excellence, commits to its values, and serves a growing diverse community. 
  • Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Teamwork, Courage, Service 
  • Motto: “Striving to Exceed Expectations at All Times”