Po-Mar-Lin Develops 5 Year Strategic Plan
June 22, 2022

The Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company is committed to providing the greater Unionville area with Fire and Rescue services. Many changes in our service area, call volume, and volunteer membership, have prompted the Fire company to look into the future, both immediate and long term, to see where we stand moving forward. One way that Po-Mar-Lin is taking action is with the development of a five-year Strategic Plan.

The purpose of this Strategic Plan is to clearly define the mission and goals of the Fire Company while developing a guide for continued excellent service as we prepare to meet the many challenges and opportunities in providing emergency services during the
next five years.

This Strategic Plan will serve as a living document and a work in progress, subject to change under evolving circumstances. It was developed using a Community-Driven Strategic Planning process that included input from representative groups composed of
members of the Fire Company (internal stakeholders) and from the community at large (external stakeholders); as well as ongoing discussions, collaborations, and input from Fire Company administration, line officers and township officials. The Strategic Plan is
written in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Center for Public Safety Excellence - Fire & Emergency Service Self-Assessment Manual 9th edition.

Seven major areas of critical concern are addressed in this Strategic Plan:
1. Recruitment & Retention
2. Financial Outlook
3. Professional Development
4. Internal & External Communications
5. Facility Improvements
6. Consolidation/Closure/Decommission
7. Apparatus & Equipment

Using a S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis methodology, each of the above seven areas was analyzed and specific Tasks were identified to address challenges and opportunities for improvement to further improve
our ability to deliver life and property-saving services to our community.

The Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company is committed to maintaining public trust through the highest levels of responsibility and accountability. We will remain fiscally responsible in our decision-making, treat every resident with the utmost dignity and respect, ensure our equipment is always in superior working order and ready to respond, and continue to perform our profession to the best of our abilities.

A copy of the Po-Mar-Lin Strategic Plan can be found on our website under the links section on our front page.


Stephen Nuse, President

Jason Griffith, Fire Chief

Attachment PML Strategic Plan.pdf  (3,187k)