Commission on Fire Accreditation Grants Status to 26 Agencies

The Commission on Fire Accreditation, International (CFAI) convened in Denver, Colorado, on August 1-2, 2012. Twenty-eight fire/rescue agencies were represented by their chief, accreditation manager, city or elected officials, and their CFAI Peer Team Leader. During 12 hours of deliberations, thirteen agencies received their Accredited Agency Status, three of which are Department of Defense fire agencies; thirteen received Reaccredited Agency Status, while two received Deferral Status. Fire/EMS representatives received direct and challenging questions from CFAI Commissioners before a vote was taken. "This process embodies a pursuit of excellence within the fire industry; measure each...

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