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Agency Accreditation

The Fire & Rescue Department is accredited through the Center for Public Safety Excellence by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). Accreditation is a comprehensive self-assessment and evaluation model that enables organizations to examine past, current, and future service levels in relation to internal performance; and then compare them to industry best practices. CFAI's philosophy of continuous organizational improvement assists fire & rescue organizations with improving the delivery of services in their local community.  Candidates for accreditation complete a strategic plan, a community risk assessment document, and a self-assessment manual of over 240 performance indicators.  On completion of the documents, a peer site team visits the agency to validate and verify compliance, and makes recommendation to the commission regarding the agency's application.  The Fire & Rescue Department was initially accredited in 2014 and was unanimously approved by the commission for a second five year accredited status term on August 7, 2019.