Mission Statement

As a servant in the fire service for 33 years I have seen many Mission Statements developed and presented. Many are long and in my opinion complex, and perhaps that is fine for other organizations.

I am proud to have served as a public servant in the Fire Service my entire adult life. I have come to believe that the mission statement is important, but it does not take a lot of words to state it. It is as follows.

The Mission of Williamson County ESD # 5 is to provide the best emergency response possible to our citizens, our neighboring fire departments and those that pass through our jurisdiction by preparing to the best of our ability to respond to all emergency call types to which we are summoned.

Mark McAdams, Fire Chief

Core Values

  • We will stand ready with the proper knowledge and attitude in order to give aid to those that call upon us.
  • We will continually evaluate our level of professionalism, and having evaluated, continually find ways in which to improve ourselves as professional firefighters and public servants.
  • We will show respect and courtesy to those who entrust us as their public servants.
  • We will train consistently and with purpose in order to serve to the best of our ability.
  • We will endeavor at all times to develop a more efficient and effective delivery of service to our citizens within the realms of our available resources.
  • We will be good stewards of the publics support.