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Unified Fire Authority Strategic Plan

Unified Fire Authority Strategic Plan

Adopted November 21, 2017
Update: October 30, 2018


The purpose of this paper is to provide an update with respect to the Strategic Planning processes to date, and to encapsulate the categories, goals and outcomes statements recently proposed to the Board of Directors and the organization.


In late 2016, Unified Fire Authority administration recognized the need of updating the organizational Strategic Plan – previously created in 2006. Under the direction of the Board of Directors and Chief Dan Petersen, the Strategic Planning committee has worked in conjunction with administration, UFA personnel, and stakeholders to identify potential goals, outcomes, and action items for the organization.

Following several internal and community SWOC (Strengths, Weaknesses, Outcomes and Challenges) analysis meetings, over 100 data points were collected. From the information obtained, six strategic categories were created, along with corresponding goals and anticipated outcomes – with an intended completion date of three years from the time of full adoption.

Finally, UFA believes the goals, outcomes and action-items contained herein match the intent as outlined in Best Practices for Good Management, as prepared by the Office of the Legislative Auditor.


There are many steps involved in the formation of a strategic plan. Below is a general summary of the processes, actions taken, and items to be addressed:

  • Internal and External SWOC Analysis – Capturing the Data
  • Categories, Goals and Outcomes Identified and Adopted
  • Division Ownership of Outcomes – Formulating Action-Items
  • On-Going Project Management – Action-Items, Funding and Timelines

“Consistency with the right strategic plan is the ultimate key to success.
Yesterday’s action would never make up for today’s procrastination.”
― Edmond Mbiaka