Fire Department Announces Community Driven Strategic Plan

Published on April 11, 2024

The Arlington County Fire Department is proud to announce the release of its 2024-2029 Community Driven Strategic Plan (CDSP), a comprehensive roadmap designed to enhance public safety, community engagement, and emergency response services over the next five years. 

The 2024-2029 CDSP leveraged a community-centric approach and is the result of extensive collaboration and input from community stakeholders, fire department personnel, and local government officials. This inclusive approach ensures that the strategic plan aligns with the evolving needs and priorities of Arlington County residents. 

The CDSP outlines several key focus areas: 

  • Communication: Ensure consistent, factual, and transparent internal communication. 

  • Community Outreach and Education: Strengthening community engagement through educational programs, public outreach initiatives, and partnerships with local organizations. 

  • Personnel Development: Prioritizing the professional growth and well-being of fire department personnel to ensure a highly skilled and motivated workforce. 

  • Workforce: Establish and implement a plan that fosters a productive and satisfied workforce while also focusing on the health, wellness, and resiliency of employees. 

  • Accreditation: Prepare for, pursue, achieve, and maintain international accreditation to better serve our community. 

  • Resource deployment: Evaluate and revise current resource deployment to appropriately meet the needs of the community. 

Fire Chief David Povlitz expressed his enthusiasm for the strategic plan, stating, "The 2024-2029 Community Driven Strategic Plan reflects our unwavering commitment to serving the Arlington community with excellence. By leveraging the valuable feedback from our stakeholders, we are confident that this plan will elevate our ability to protect and support the community." 

The details of the 2024-2029 Community Driven Strategic Plan are available on the Arlington County Fire Department's official website and will be accessible to all members of the community.

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