Excerpts from the dailyHerald.com:

The Elk Grove Village Fire Department has earned accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, making it just one of 250 agencies worldwide and 16 in Illinois to achieve that status.

To earn the designation, the department underwent a two-year process that included a community risk assessment, an update to response plans, and a review of operations by a team of outside assessors. To maintain accreditation status, the department must meet certain annual performance metrics and undergo the accreditation renewal process five years from now.