Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Assessors Onsite This Week for Fire Department Accreditation

This week, four assessors from the Center for Public Safety Excellence/Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CPSE/CFAI) were onsite to review the Southlake Fire Department for re-accreditation.

The process to verify and validate the department’s ability to comply with 10 major categories occurs every five years.  The Southlake Fire Department is one of only 12 fire departments in Texas accredited through CPSE.

The department maintains its accreditation status as part of the City’s overall commitment to set world-class standards and exceed expectations.

“We hold ourselves to the highest possible performance standards with a strict application of code and regulation and employ the highest trained and accredited professionals to serve this wonderful community,” City of Southlake Fire Chief Michael Starr said. “Gaining accreditation through CPSE/CFAI is proof of our dedication to be the best and provide superior service when protecting Southlake.”

According to CPSE’s website, there are only 270 accredited agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense. The accreditation process establishes industry-wide performance measures to determine and evaluate the level of overall organizational performance and requires an onsite peer assessment to conduct interviews, validate files and review equipment.

The City is proud to raise the standard for fire departments around the world, deliver excellence and go above and beyond in our commitment to Southlake.