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Naperville Fire Department news

Excerpts from positivelynaperville.com:

The Naperville Fire Department has been awarded its fifth consecutive accreditation from the Center of Public Safety Excellence.

Accreditation enables organizations to study internal performance as well as past, current and future service levels and compare them to current research and industry best practices. The Naperville Fire Department has been internationally accredited through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International and the Center for Public Safety Excellence since 1997 and, along with Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of only two agencies to achieve accreditation five consecutive times.

Naperville was one of 37 agencies that traveled to the Fire-Rescue International Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in July to complete their journey in achieving accreditation. This final phase involves a public hearing, a presentation by the peer assessment team leader and a question and answer session with the 11-member commission.

To be recommended for accreditation, a fire department must complete a rigorous self-assessment and compile a strategic plan and a risk hazard assessment. The Naperville Fire Department prepared for the accreditation process by incorporating these requirements into the day-to-day operations.

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Countryside FPD receives 4th accreditation

The Chicago Tribune wrote an article about the Countryside FPD being accredited for the fourth time.

The Countryside Fire Protection District … received accredited agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for the fourth time. Countryside first received accreditation in 1998. The district is one of only a few agencies that has been through the process four times. There are 185 accredited agencies world-wide; 13 of which are in Illinois, and have achieved International accredited agency status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence .

In May of this year, a peer assessment team of four evaluators visited the Countryside Fire Protection District to review their self-assessment document, operations, and practices over five days. Team leader Travis Halstead stated that “Countryside has set the bar high and reached it”.

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