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Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plans, Fire and Police


The Longmont Fire Department has seven strategic challenges. They are:

  1. CORE SERVICES. The core services of the Longmont Fire Department will be defined by the needs of our community. Core services are: reactive services in response to emergency and non-emergency incidents such as fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response and technical rescue; proactive services designed to prevent and mitigate adverse effects; and co-active efforts in partnership with our community.
  2. READINESS AND TRAINING. The Longmont Fire Department will be prepared with well-trained, well-equipped personnel, specialty teams and logistical resources to respond to the needs of our community.
  3. EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT. The Longmont Fire Department will strive to be efficient and effective in services and training by meeting quality control standards.
  4. PREVENTION, OUTREACH, EDUCATION. The Longmont Fire Department will empower our community by establishing open, two-way communication.
  5. STAFF SUPPORT. The culture of the Longmont Fire Department is determined by our staff and our community. To maximize the effectiveness of our department, we must support every member, provide for their wellness, encourage their professional development and expand our growth through partnership with our community.
  6. PARTNERSHIPS. The Longmont Fire Department will strive to create and sustain community partnerships that enhance service to the public.
  7. ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATION. Communication is a key element in any successful organization. Another key element is trust. To maximize the effectiveness of our communication, we will continually strive to provide information to all levels of the department. We will strive to be as transparent as possible. 

A complete copy of the Longmont Fire Services Strategic Plan is available to the public. 


The original Strategic Plan (1996) was the result of an extensive18-month far-reaching and inclusive planning effort by the Longmont Police. Since that time, the department has updated the plan every three to five years. Each time, the department has asked other city department employees, representatives from civic and non-profit groups, business, schools and the residents of Longmont to participate in a two-day retreat where our future priorities are established and strategies are drafted. 

The Strategic Plan is predicated on six strategic challenges, which we believe are timeless measures of change over time. Each challenge can be viewed along a continuum, where we can establish our current position against its conceptual ideal. The six challenges below are:

  • Challenge 1 – Increase our partnerships with the community
  • Challenge 2 – Deliver more effective and efficient services
  • Challenge 3 – Provide better support to our members
  • Challenge 4 – Build more trust and respect with our community and members
  • Challenge 5 – Improve the quality of our services
  • Challenge 6 – Educate and encourage the people of Longmont to be more involved in policing their community

Longmont Police Services is currently in the process of creating a new strategic plan (2014). 

For questions or information regarding the strategic plan please email or call (303)651-8541.

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