Accreditation Defined

An all-hazard, quality improvement model based on risk analysis and self-assessment that promotes the establishment of community-adopted performance targets for fire and emergency service agencies.

Credentialing Defined

A career enhancement and development model that recognizes professional accomplishments and technical competence of fire and emergency service officers.

By the Numbers

266 Accredited Agencies

11% of US population protected by accredited agencies
17% of Canadian population protected by accredited agencies

2,307 Credentialed Officers

1,388 Chief Fire Officers
145 Chief EMS Officers
140 Chief Training Officers
161 Fire Marshals
473 Fire Officers