Welcome to the Apple Valley Fire Protection District Website! We appreciate you taking the time to view our website and we hope you find the information valuable. This website has been designed to help you, whether you wish to learn more about our District and the way it operates or how to prevent fires and protect yourself in a variety of life and property-threatening situations.
As the Fire Chief, I am honored to serve and represent the men and women who respond to emergencies, conduct inspections, review development plans, prepare for emergencies and disasters, and provide administrative support. We have an amazing team of trained and educated professionals who work together daily to meet the needs of our community.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for our citizens and visitors through the protection of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, health and hazardous threats. The Apple Valley Fire Protection District has four core values: We recognize that the Community is the reason for our presence; We value the faith and trust of the Community and continually work to serve that confidence through our attitude, conduct and accomplishments; Through risk management, the safety of the public takes precedence over our own safety; and; All members of the public are entitled to professional and courteous service at all times. We believe that serving the citizens of the Apple Valley Fire Protection District is an honor and we hold ourselves to the highest standards.
We acknowledge that courage goes beyond heading into burning buildings while others are running out; its the fortitude to do the right thing, always. We take pride in our professionalism, whether we are utilizing our extensive training or offering a simple gesture of comfort to those we serve. We understand that our service is our duty to our community and that we carry it out in the finest tradition of the fire service.
I want to encourage you to visit your neighborhood fire station and get to know your first responders so you can see their commitment to protect you and your property. Every day our firefighters, paramedics, and dispatchers impress me with their operational competence and commitment to customer service. I am also amazed by all of our support personnel without whom, response by our front-line firefighters and paramedics would be nearly impossible.
Again, thank you for viewing our website and allowing us to serve you needs.
Lorenzo Gigliotti, Fire Chief