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

2,261 Credentialed Officers

1,366 Chief Fire Officers
142 Chief EMS Officers
132 Chief Training Officers
155 Fire Marshals
466 Fire Officers