Center for Public Safety Excellence

Center for Public Safety Excellence Not-for-profit organization that accredits the continuous improvement of services delivered by first responder agencies and credentials emergency services officers
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CPSE was started in 1996 as an independent organization from a collaboration of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) as a vehicle to measure and recognize outstanding service delivery by local first responder agencies. In 2001 the mission expanded to include recognition of senior fire service personnel.

CPSE was started in 1996 as an independent organization from a collaboration of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) as a vehicle to measure and recognize outstanding service delivery by local first responder agencies. In 2001 the mission expanded to include recognition of senior fire service personnel.

Mission: CPSE promotes the continuous improvement of fire and emergency service agencies that serve communities worldwide by providing training and career resource information.

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Congratulations!
01/22/2021

Congratulations!

North Shore Fire/Rescue is proud to announce we were reaccredited today by the CPSE Commission on Fire Accreditation International for 2021-2026. This achievement is not possible without the work of our great department members and support of the communities we serve. #thankyou

Congratulations!
01/22/2021

Congratulations!

The Charlotte Fire Department is proud to announce that it has been awarded accredited agency status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International for the fifth time since 2000. Today’s unanimous vote is the culmination of a rigorous peer review process and demonstrates the department’s commitment to continuous improvement, which can only be achieved through the dedication of its members.

The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) accreditation hearings will be streamed live on Thursday, Janu...
01/15/2021

The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) accreditation hearings will be streamed live on Thursday, January 21 at 1200 EST. You will be able to find the link that day at www.cpse.org/hearings.

A virtual meeting was held  to thank Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill for his service to CPSE CFAI. In attendance was...
01/12/2021

A virtual meeting was held to thank Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill for his service to CPSE CFAI. In attendance was Commission Chair Chief Dongworth, Vice-Chair Chief Dirksen, CFAI Program Director Ristow, CFAI Commissioner Butler & Board of Supervisors Chairman McKay.

Vision 20/20
01/05/2021

Vision 20/20

After a decade of service, Vision 20/20 has completed an in-depth strategic planning process that has resulted in new Vision, Mission and Value Statements and a new logo showing its dedication to Community Risk Reduction. Read more at https://strategicfire.org/news

The CPSE Board of Directors announces its new Leadership. Mr. Jeff Pomeranz, City Manager, Cedar Rapids, IA has been nam...
01/05/2021

The CPSE Board of Directors announces its new Leadership. Mr. Jeff Pomeranz, City Manager, Cedar Rapids, IA has been named President, Chief Mary Cameli, CFO, Fire Chief Mesa Fire and Medical Department, AZ has been named Vice-President, and Mr. Tom Harmer, Town Manager, Longboat Key, FL as Treasurer. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/Ql7X50CWXpY

The Oak Ridge Fire Department has named Travis Solomon (CFO-2017, FM-2016) as Fire Chief. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/...
12/21/2020

The Oak Ridge Fire Department has named Travis Solomon (CFO-2017, FM-2016) as Fire Chief. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/GuqD50CNwbs

Bakersfield Fire Department hosted a Community Driven Strategic Planning session with 20 members of the fire department ...
12/18/2020

Bakersfield Fire Department hosted a Community Driven Strategic Planning session with 20 members of the fire department taking part in developing initiatives, goals and objectives. Thanks for letting CPSE TAP part!

CPSE Year in Review by CPSE President Allan Cain (CFO-2009). Read the latest blog post from CPSE Corner at http://ow.ly/...
12/17/2020

CPSE Year in Review by CPSE President Allan Cain (CFO-2009). Read the latest blog post from CPSE Corner at http://ow.ly/25pV50COf84

Congratulations!
12/17/2020

Congratulations!

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue (FLFR) is excited to announce we were unanimously granted accredited status for a second time by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE), Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). FLFR is one of 250 agencies nationwide to receive this prestigious acknowledgement reaffirming our unwavering commitment to those that we serve.
In November, assessors reviewed our agency for compliance with 10 major categories and 252 performance indicators. During this review a comprehensive self-assessment and evaluation model was completed that enabled our organization to examine past, current and future service levels along with internal performance metrics for best practice measures. These findings were then presented to an 11-member board who complete a detailed evaluation with a final determination of our accredited status.
Thank you to our members that contributed to this in-depth process and to our supportive City Manager and Commission who provide us with the resources to serve our community.

There are now 2,523 CPC designated officers, we have gone over 2,500! CFO 1494 / FO 535 / FM 194 / CEMSO 153 / CTO 147. ...
12/16/2020

There are now 2,523 CPC designated officers, we have gone over 2,500! CFO 1494 / FO 535 / FM 194 / CEMSO 153 / CTO 147. See the list of names at www.cpse.org under "Credentialing." Congratulations, everyone!

Congraulations!
12/16/2020

Congraulations!

The Yocha Dehe Fire Department is proud to announce that it has successfully secured international accreditation for the third time!

Thank you to the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation for the support and engagement that enables us to be a department that delivers high-quality services while continually striving for improvement.

Congratulations!
12/16/2020

Congratulations!

Battalion Chief Bator (FO 2015) from the Coral Springs Fire Department was awarded the 2020 Fire Chief's Association of ...
12/15/2020

Battalion Chief Bator (FO 2015) from the Coral Springs Fire Department was awarded the 2020 Fire Chief's Association of Broward County Fire Chief Officer of the Year. Congratulations, Chief! http://ow.ly/5ngU50CLSoS

Brian Collins (CFO-2018) has been promoted to Deputy Chief for the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department. Congratulations...
12/08/2020

Brian Collins (CFO-2018) has been promoted to Deputy Chief for the Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department. Congratulations, Chief! http://ow.ly/FsPJ50CFYJa

Eddie Bowling (FO-2020) has been named Fire Chief of the Thomasville (NC) Fire Department. Congratulations, Chief! http:...
11/24/2020
Bowling named new fire chief

Eddie Bowling (FO-2020) has been named Fire Chief of the Thomasville (NC) Fire Department. Congratulations, Chief! http://ow.ly/vNrN50CtxtI

THOMASVILLE — City Manager Kelly Craver has announced that Assistant Fire Chief Eddie Bowling has been hired as the new Fire Chief.

Only 10 days left to submit applications for the CPSE Michael Worthington Scholarship! Only 5 are awarded each year, rec...
11/20/2020

Only 10 days left to submit applications for the CPSE Michael Worthington Scholarship! Only 5 are awarded each year, recipients receive FO designation, a waiver of initial designation fee & complimentary registration to the 2021 Excellence Conference. http://ow.ly/cb5c50CpoKQ

CPSE 2021 Excellence Conference registration is now open! Take part in our inaugural live virtual conference. Experience...
11/19/2020

CPSE 2021 Excellence Conference registration is now open! Take part in our inaugural live virtual conference. Experience this incredibly dynamic event from your home or office. Learn more at www.cpse.org/conference

Check out the latest post on CPSE Corner by CPSE CEO Preet Bassi, CAE: How Might We Drive the Fire and Emergency Service...
11/17/2020

Check out the latest post on CPSE Corner by CPSE CEO Preet Bassi, CAE: How Might We Drive the Fire and Emergency Services to Adopt a Continuous Improvement Mindset? http://ow.ly/ItBU50ClCuy

CPSE has partnered with George Mason University to develop an innovative Technical Writing Certificate Program offered e...
11/13/2020

CPSE has partnered with George Mason University to develop an innovative Technical Writing Certificate Program offered entirely online & designed specifically for the fire and emergency service. Learn more about the the seven courses and how to register https://cpse.org/projects/technicalwriting/

The Newport News Fire Department VA hosted a Community Driven Strategic Planning event facilitated by the CPSE Technical...
11/10/2020

The Newport News Fire Department VA hosted a Community Driven Strategic Planning event facilitated by the CPSE Technical Advisor Program with 26 external stakeholders from the community and 35 fire department members. Thank you NNFD for the opportunity!

City of Fairfax Fire Department hosted the CPSE Quality Improvement Through Accreditation course introducing: concepts o...
11/06/2020

City of Fairfax Fire Department hosted the CPSE Quality Improvement Through Accreditation course introducing: concepts of accreditation, application of the accreditation model, development of the community risk assessment/standards of cover. It was attended by professionals from VA, AL, & MT.

New book now available from CPSE: Quality Improvement for the Fire and Emergency Services. Get your copy at http://ow.ly...
11/05/2020

New book now available from CPSE: Quality Improvement for the Fire and Emergency Services. Get your copy at http://ow.ly/vn8x50Ccnoi

A Quality Improvement Through Accreditation class hosted by the Pinehurst (NC) Fire Department was facilitated by the CP...
11/04/2020

A Quality Improvement Through Accreditation class hosted by the Pinehurst (NC) Fire Department was facilitated by the CPSE Technical Advisor Program. There were 16 attendees from seven NC fire departments in attendance, grouped by departments. Thanks for the opportunity!

Congratulations!
11/03/2020

Congratulations!

Bluffton, SC - October 28, 2020 – Chief John Thompson is proud to announce, the Bluffton Township Fire District (BTFD), has earned an official “International Accreditation” designation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). Chief Thompson and his support staff were interviewed yesterday, during a 1:00 pm virtual hearing, by the CFAI. The designation comes after an extensive 5-year process, which culminated in a national peer review and recognized worldwide as a measure of excellence in the fire service. The BTFD hosted the peer review team in September, after which, the team unanimously recommended the Bluffton Fire District for accreditation. The CFAI commission wholeheartedly supported that recommendation. The BTFD is the 281st department it the world to achieve this designation.

The Accreditation model provides a comprehensive self-assessment and evaluation process that enables fire and emergency service agencies to examine performance levels and compare them to industry best practices. Departments are required to develop a community-driven strategic plan, standards of cover assessment and an extensive risk analysis of the community they serve. The model examines 252 performance indicators that must be verified through an on-site peer review by subject matter experts from around the country. It typically takes a fire department 3-5 years to become accredited and accreditation is valid for 5 years.

CPSE  met with the coordinators of our 17 consortiums. It was great to connect and learn how the consortiums have contin...
11/03/2020

CPSE met with the coordinators of our 17 consortiums. It was great to connect and learn how the consortiums have continued to network and share best practices and we look forward to being back out in the field. Want to find a consortium close to you? http://ow.ly/PtOb50C7snL.

CPSE Commission on Fire Accreditation International appoints Sumter County (FL) Commissioner as CFAI Commissioner repres...
11/02/2020

CPSE Commission on Fire Accreditation International appoints Sumter County (FL) Commissioner as CFAI Commissioner representing ICMA. Welcome, Commissioner Arnold! Read more at http://ow.ly/Kl2O50C7ppC

Congratulations!
10/29/2020

Congratulations!

#MDFR is proud to announce that we have been unanimously granted accreditation status for a third time by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for the next five years.

This third accreditation serves to reaffirm MDFR’s unwavering commitment to save and protect life and property with the highest ethical and operational standards, while continuously introducing new concepts and methods to meet the rapid demands of the fire service and improving operations to provide the latest, value-added fire-rescue services to the community that it serves on a daily basis.

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services (Georgia) hosted a three day Quality Improvement Through Accreditation works...
10/28/2020

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services (Georgia) hosted a three day Quality Improvement Through Accreditation workshop facilitated by CPSE. In attendance were 24 fire service professionals. Thank you for the opportunity!

There are now 2,485 CPC designated officers! 1453 CFO/540 FO/192 FM/154 CEMSO/146 CTO. See the list of names at www.cpse...
10/27/2020

There are now 2,485 CPC designated officers! 1453 CFO/540 FO/192 FM/154 CEMSO/146 CTO. See the list of names at www.cpse.org under "Credentialing." Congratulations, everyone!

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CPSE's Commission on Fire Accredition International (CFAI) recognizes the performance of fire and rescue agencies. CPSE's Commission on Professional Credentialing recognizes the life-long, career accomplishens of senior emergency services personnel.

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