On behalf of the men and women of the Southborough Fire Department, I am pleased to present our 2022 to 2027 community-driven strategic plan. Strategic planning is an important endeavor because it provides a sense of direction, predictability, and accountability to both the community and all members of the fire department. It also serves as a tool for guiding day-to-day decisions, while at the same time ensuring the measurement of progress when moving forward.
Our strategic plan is the result of a high level of commitment and dedication to meet the needs of the community as a whole as well as the members of our department. The process employed by the department challenged our stakeholders and members to think objectively. We recognize that the plan will require constant reassessment and evaluation as we seek to achieve our goals and objectives. Therefore, this plan is considered a working draft that is subject to change due to evolving influences and circumstances. Our guiding principle is to be responsible, accountable, and transparent. The department is committed to communicate and present all revisions or adjustments to the plan to the community, our stakeholders, and members throughout the planning period.