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Fire Department Awarded CPSE Accredited Agency Status

Post Date:03/03/2020 12:00 PM

The City of Fairfax Fire Department today received Accredited Agency status with the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE). This prestigious recognition was given for meeting the criteria of the Commission on Fire Accreditation International’s (CFAI) voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.

There are currently 270 accredited fire departments in the United States, Canada, and U.S. Department of Defense installations across the world. This represents 11 percent of the U.S. population and 17 percent of the Canadian population being protected by an accredited fire department.

 The city joins 87 fire departments across the U.S. that hold both the ISO Class 1 Rating and Accredited Agency status.

This culminates more than three years of work by the fire department command staff, program managers, and personnel to document and assess the department's risks in the community, response performance, develop a comprehensive five year strategic plan, and demonstrate compliance in 10 major categories with 252 performance indicators.

Information: email, 703-385-7940.

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