First      Response


Dallas Lane

Our Mission and Core Values

and our Board of Directors

[First Response Search and Rescue Team, Inc. ]  © 2014  |  Privacy policy

Adopted by the members of First Response Search and Rescue Team

Don Stephens

Kim Stephens

First Response Search and Rescue Team's stated mission is:

We, the members of the First Response Search and Rescue Team, dedicate our efforts to provide for the safety and welfare of the public through the preservation of life, health, and property.  

It is the responsibility of each member to support the mission by subscribing to the following values:

For the Community:

  • We recognize that the community is the reason for our presence.
  • We value the faith and trust of the community, and continually work to deserve that confidence through our attitude, conduct, and accomplishments.
  • Lives are more valuable than property.
  • The safety of the public and our team members is of paramount importance.
  • All members of the public are entitled to our best efforts.


For the Team:

  • We strive for excellence in everything we do.
  • Honesty, fairness, and integrity will not be compromised.
  • We continually seek effectiveness, efficiency, and economy.
  • Unity and teamwork are stressed as being to our mutual advantage as individuals and as an organization.
  • Members are continually encouraged to improve themselves as
  • individuals and members.
  • The free exchange of ideas is encouraged.
  • We will provide professional and courteous service at all times.

Our core values are essential to establish a framework for member conduct and behavioral expectations of our members.  They are the very foundation on which we build:


          This is the very fiber of all core values; without it all other core values cannot prevail.  It is the                              cornerstone for all that is moral and just in our society. It is more than simple honesty. It embraces                    other attributes such as courage, responsibility, accountability, justice, openness, self-respect, and                    humility. 

          Volunteer Service:

          This core value reflects the very essence of the organization—service to humanity. All First Response               member volunteers willingly give of their time, energy, and personal resources.                        


          This core value reflects our continuous effort to be the very best, and to consistently our humanitarian               service to the State of Texas and America.  From personal appearance, education and actions,                         excellence must be the goal of all First Response members.


          Our members come from all walks of life, with different gifts and strengths. Therefore, it is extremely

          important that members treat each other with fairness and dignity, and work together as a team allowing           each member to contribute to the best of their abilities. This is essential to the allow First Response to               accomplish our corporate mission.