The Highland Park Fire Department has once again achieved Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). This marks the 16th year the Highland Park Fire Department will be an accredited agency. To receive this status, departments must meet the highest criteria established through the CFAI’s self-assessment and accreditation program.
The CFAI process is voluntary, and allows the Highland Park Fire Department to examine past, current, and future service levels and internal performance and compare them to current research and industry best practices, which leads to a more efficient and effective emergency service organization. The Highland Park Fire Department is one of more than 200 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc.
“Being an Accredited Agency status demonstrates the commitment of the Highland Park Fire Department to provide the highest quality of service to our community,” said Fire Chief Dan Pease. “We have been able to use the Commission on Fire Accreditation International’s process as a proactive mechanism to plan for the future of our department and locate areas where we can improve on the quality of the services we provide.”
The Highland Park Fire Department will be recognized for their achievement at the upcoming Council Meeting on August 28.