To encourage active participation in preparedness for cooperation in any emergency or conflagration. To exchange views on ways to lessen fire hazards and combat various types of fires, give greater knowledge of apparatus and equipment. To encourage training and greater efficiency in all work in connection with fire service. To unite its members in the bonds of good fellowship. To bring about a better understanding between the public and the members of the Fire Service. To endeavor to eliminate rivalry and strife and to cooperate with other organizations engaged in laudable endeavors for the betterment of the Fire Service and endeavor to gain recognition from National, State and Municipal authorities.