CADET CODE OF CONDUCT: I understand that I have the responsibility to conduct myself in a manner that reflects proper ethical behavior and integrity. In so doing, I will help foster a continuing positive public perception of the Ho‘omau Fire Academy and its affiliates. Therefore, I pledge the following:
Always conduct myself in a manner that reflects positively on myself, my Academy and my Community. I accept responsibility for my actions and for the consequences of my actions. I support the concept of fairness and the value of diverse thoughts and opinions. I will avoid situations that would adversely affect the credibility or public perception of the Academy. I agree to be truthful and honest at all times and report instances of cheating or other dishonest acts that compromise the integrity of myself and the Academy. I will conduct my personal affairs in a manner that does not improperly influence the performance of my duties, or bring discredit to my organization. I will be respectful and conscious of each member’s safety and welfare. I recognize that I serve in a position of public trust that requires stewardship in the honest and efficient use of publicly owned resources, including uniforms, facilities, vehicles and equipment and that these are protected from misuse and theft. I will exercise professionalism, competence, respect and loyalty in the performance of my day. I will not engage in activities involving alcohol or other substance use or abuse that can impair my mental state or the performance of my duties and compromise safety during class. I will never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual preference, medical condition or handicap. I will never harass, intimidate or threaten fellow members of the Academy or the public and stop to report the actions of other students who engage in such behaviors. I will responsibly use social networking, electronic communications, or other media technology opportunities in a manner that does not discredit, dishonor or embarrass my Academy, Lili‘uokalani Trust and/or the public. I also understand that failure to resolve or report inappropriate use of this media equates to condoning this behavior.
My signature indicates that I understand and agree to uphold the “Cadet Code of Conduct.”