At Novato Fire District, we live and work by a cultural philosophy known as "The Novato Way."
The "NFD Way" describes the philosophy of our family and our team. It communicates to existing and new members the expectations of the way members are treated in the system, expectations for individual behavior and performance, guidelines for leadership, the importance of our history and the general approach that we all use when interacting with each other.
Based on the fundamental principle that our members are the foundation of the District; therefore, the District can be no better or stronger than its membership. Being a member of the Novato Fire District is more than an occupation; it is a commitment and responsibility to the public and to the other members of our family and team. This commitment must be backed with individual responsibility and accountability, and a commitment to the organizational goals and values.
- The NFD Way [PDF]